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Sunday Igboho diagnosed with likely kidney problem in Beninise prison -Lawyer claims
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Sunday Igboho diagnosed with likely kidney problem in Beninise prison -Lawyer claims

Yoruba Nation agitator, Sunday Igboho, has been reportedly diagnosed with possible kidney or lungs illness. One of his lawyers, Yomi Aliyyu, who disclosed this in an interview with BBC Yoruba, said Igboho developed the illness in Benin Republic prison custody. According to him, the agitator has also been critically ill and rushed to the hospital for treatment. Recall that Igboho's home in Ibadan was raided by security agents on July 1, 2021. While Igboho escaped, 12 of his aides were arrested and later arraigned in court. Igboho was later arrested in Cotonou, Benin Republic, on July 16, 2021, with his wife, while attempting to travel to Germany and has since then been in detention. Speaking during the interview, Aliyyu said “Igboho was not diagnosed with this sickness befo...
They sell arms when broke – Nigerian Navy indicts Chadian Army
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They sell arms when broke – Nigerian Navy indicts Chadian Army

Chadian soldiers have been accused of engaging in illegal sale of arms by the Nigerian Navy. The allegation was made at a public hearing organised by the House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence on the consideration of four security bills. A representative of the Chief of Naval Staff, Commodore Jemila Abubakar while appearing before the committee, said weapons donated by developed countries to neighbouring nations are compounding the security woes of the country. Jemila also disclosed that some of the countries who share a border with Nigeria, have no armoury. She said; “Section 9 (1) suggests an additional function of proposing a seized weapons and arms be used by security agencies; I think we can look at the provisions of the international conv...
Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari
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Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in 30 years – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said Nigeria needs $400bn to achieve net-zero, amounts to over $400bn in 30 years Speaking on Nigeria’s role as a Global Theme Champion for the Energy Transition, the theme of the High-Level Dialogue on Energy at the sidelines of the 76th United Nations General Assembly in New York, Buhari said Nigeria is working on an ambitious Energy Plan towards reducing the energy shortcomings by the year 2030. Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this in a statement titled, ‘Nigeria to electrify five million households by 2030, says President Buhari at energy dialogue’. According to the President, “Nigeria’s commitment to a just transition is reflected in our ambitious Energy Compact, which includes the Government’...
Pfizer announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine for Children aged 5 to 11
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Pfizer announces Breakthrough in COVID-19 Vaccine for Children aged 5 to 11

Pharmaceutical giants, Pfizer on Monday, September 20 announced it had finished carrying out research on its covid-19 vaccine for children ages 5 to 11. Pfizer said the younger children who took the kiddie dose vaccine (a smaller does of the vaccine given to adults) developed coronavirus-fighting antibody levels just as strong as teenagers and young adults The announcement is a major step towards winning official approval for younger children to get vaccinated against the deadly virus. Pfizer in it's Monday statement said it will now seek authorization from the federal Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Bill Gruber, a Pfizer official also said the vaccine proved very safe, with similar or fewer temporary side effects as older kids and grown-ups experience. “I think we rea...
100-year-old great-great-grandmother enters Guinness World Record as world’s oldest female competitive powerlifter
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100-year-old great-great-grandmother enters Guinness World Record as world’s oldest female competitive powerlifter

A powerful 100-year-old woman is set to have her name immortalised in the Guinness World Records as one of the oldest powerlifters. Great-great-grandmother Edith Murway-Traina made an impression when she lifted 68kg power life at the age of 98 years and 94 days in 2019, but the record is now officially recognised as she turns 100. Her impressive win will be marked in the 2022 Guinness Book of World Record. The former dance instructor and performer living in Florida took up weightlifting nine years ago when forced to go to the gym by a friend. Edith told the New York Post: "She didn’t want to go by herself. She dragged me kicking and screaming all the way, so that’s more or less how I got there. "I saw all these other ladies lifting weights, and it looked interesting." ...
President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG
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President Buhari appoints Ifedayo Adetifa as new NCDC DG

President Buhari has approved the appointment of Ifedayo Adetifa as the director-general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Adetifa takes over from the immediate past NCDC DG, Chikwe Ihekweazu, who was recently appointed as an assistant director-general of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in charge of health emergency intelligence. According to his profile on the website of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Adetifa, a paediatrician and infectious diseases epidemiologist, got his first degree from the University of Ilorin in Kwara state. “I received my undergraduate medical training at the University of Ilorin, Kwara, Nigeria and completed residency training in Paediatrics at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Lagos, Nigeria f...
Premier League sides were interested in Germany starlet Adeyemi, former president confirms
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Premier League sides were interested in Germany starlet Adeyemi, former president confirms

The talented teenager is seen as one of Germany's rising stars after scoring on his senior debut against Armenia on Sunday Several Premier League sides were interested in signing Germany starlet Karim Adeyemi before he joined Red Bull Salzburg three years ago, the president of his former club has confirmed. Manfred Schwabl says Chelsea were among the sides to send scouts to watch Adeyemi in action for fourth division side SpVgg Unterhaching. Despite that interest, Adeyemi ultimately opted to sign for Salzburg and has developed into of Germany’s rising stars, becoming the first German player born this millennium to score for the national side when he netted on his debut in Sunday’s World Cup qualifying win against Armenia.
Two Nigerian nationals arrested for allegedly raping 20-year-old woman in India
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Two Nigerian nationals arrested for allegedly raping 20-year-old woman in India

Two Nigerian nationals have been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman in Bengaluru, India. According to DeccanHerald , the woman, an HR executive from Andhra Pradesh, had been dating one of the Nigerian men identified as Tony. She had befriended him on social media and they also had a few common friends. They often spoke by phone and decided to meet. She spent the night with Tony at his Kammanahalli home on Tuesday, August 31. They partied late into the night and later developed physical intimacy. The next morning, she said she was shocked to find another Nigerian man named Ubaka sleeping naked next to her in the bed. She said she later found out that both men allegedly had sex with her when she was intoxicated. According to the woman, Ubaka who is a friend ...
SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design
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SMEs: Enugu govt to train additional 500 youths in Programming, Product Design

The administration of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State through the state’s Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) Centre has announced the decision to train additional 500 youths in Programming and Product Design as part of the concerted efforts of the state government to create employment opportunities for about 5,000 youths in the state, in various fields of innovative endeavor. Gov. Ugwuanyi’s administration, according to a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on SMEs Development and Director General, Enugu SMEs Centre, Hon. Arinze Chilo-Offiah, had trained 500 youths in Programming and Product Design, under the Enugu Tech Skill Project being driven by the Centre. Hon. Chilo-Offiah explained that “Enugu Tech Skill is a public-private partnership project deve...
Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest
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Man nabbed after obtaining N38m from ‘Yahoo boys’ to stop EFCC arrest

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested Ladeji Kelvin Babatunde. He was nabbed after allegedly obtaining over N38,000,000 from suspected internet fraudsters. Babatunde had boasted that he would prevent their arrest by the commission. An EFCC statement on Facebook said the defendant posed as an operative to perpetrate the act. “A four-bedroom uncompleted apartment located at Ikola Road, Alagbado, Lagos, which was developed with the proceeds of the fraud, was recovered from him”, it reads. Babatunde will be charged to court after the completion of investigation.
North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un spotted with plaster on the back of his head and mysterious black spots in latest health scare
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North Korean leader, Kim Jong Un spotted with plaster on the back of his head and mysterious black spots in latest health scare

Kim Jong Un has been spotted with a dark spot on the back of his head, which is sometimes covered with plaster, in latest health scare. The North Korean leader was first seen at the end of July when he attended a series of events including a military parade and meeting with veterans.  The apparent wound was seen uncovered or covered by a coloured plaster. There has been speculation about the 37-year-old's health since his apparent weight loss left him "looking emaciated" Back in June, State media described Kim as 'emaciated' and 'breaking our people's hearts,' in an apparent effort to evoke sympathy for the despot who has admitted publicly to a 'great crisis' brought about by the pandemic. Daily NKIt is believed that he developed the mark on his head some time after...
Jada Pinkett-Smith recalls health scare that made her turn her life around as she opens up about her past drug and alcohol addiction
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Jada Pinkett-Smith recalls health scare that made her turn her life around as she opens up about her past drug and alcohol addiction

Jada Pinkett Smith opened up about her past issues with drugs and alcohol, saying she’s a "walking miracle" after kicking her addictions. The actress made this revelation on her Facebook show, Red Table Talk. She said she drank so much that she developed a tolerance to solely drinking, so she started to combine wine or other alcohol with ecstasy and weed. "Drinking red wine for me was like drinking glasses of water," she said, "Because I’m used to that hard hit. I was drinking hard in high school, too, and when I got out here I was doing cocktails. So, ecstasy, alcohol, weed. Let me tell you, I was having myself a little ball." She continued: "I wasn’t doing things that I thought were addictive. But I would do those three together, that was my cocktail. Your threshold becomes...
10 Family Members Die After Eating ‘Tuwon Dawa’ In Zamfara
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10 Family Members Die After Eating ‘Tuwon Dawa’ In Zamfara

In what will come across as a really shocking development, no less than ten members of the same family have died as a result of eating poisonous food in Jangeme village of Gusau Local Government Area in Zamfara State. A neighbour of the deceased family members, Malam Sama’ila Sani, informed The PUNCH that they were served with guinea corn food called ‘tuwon dawa’ in Hausa, which was allegedly cooked by one of the members of the family, Aisha Musa. According to Sani, immediately the family members ate the food, they developed stomach cramps and were rushed to a hospital in Gusau, where they later died. “Immediately after eating the food, all of them began to feel serious stomach discomfort and were later rushed to the hospital in Gusau; but, unfortunately, they all died,” Sani ...
Three Players Leave Arsenal
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Three Players Leave Arsenal

Arsenal has confirmed the departure of three players ahead of next season. The players are Zech Medley, Trae Coyle and Mark McGuinness. Arsenal disclosed this in a statement on their website on Tuesday. The statement read in part, “Mark McGuinness has joined Championship side Cardiff City on a permanent contract. “The Republic of Ireland youth international joined our academy aged 10 and progressed through the ranks, signing his first professional contract with us in April 2019. “Zech Medley has joined Belgian side KV Oostende in a permanent move. “The 20-year-old defender developed his game last season with two loan spells, firstly at League One side Gillingham, before moving north of the border to spend the second half of the campaign with Scottish side Kilmarnock. ...
I am the most mocked parent because I have kids from separate dads – Toyin Lawani
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I am the most mocked parent because I have kids from separate dads – Toyin Lawani

Celebrity stylist, Toyin Lawani has said that she is the most mocked parent because she has kids from separate dads.   The stylist in an Instagram post she shared, said she has developed a thick skin and will always do what makes her happy.   Lawani added that she can have 6 children from different dads for different reasons as long as it makes her happy.   She wrote;   I think I’m the most mocked parent out there , Guess what my crime is ??? Having kids From separate dads , well if Doing that will keep giving me kids like @therealtiannah and @thereallordmaine I will make the mistake over and over and over again , cause I don’t Believe cause you failed once or twice , you shouldn’t have the right to love again , see when it comes to all this nasty ...
My baby Mama, Michy broke up with me Because of Bloggers – Shatta Wale
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My baby Mama, Michy broke up with me Because of Bloggers – Shatta Wale

Ghanaian music star, Shatta Wale has accused bloggers of causing the breakup with his baby mama Michy. The singer in an interview on United Showbiz on UTV with Nana Ama Mcbrown, alleged that some media personalities were paid to write negative stories about him. Shatta Wale added that while he developed tough skin and never made those news get to him, Michy on the other hand couldn’t handle it leading to their breakup. He went on to say that he is now single because of bloggers.
Three Security Personnel Arrested for Vandalizing Sections of Railways in Nasarawa
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Three Security Personnel Arrested for Vandalizing Sections of Railways in Nasarawa

Three security personnel working with the Nigerian Police and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been arrested for vandalising sections of the railways in Nasarawa State. One Samuel Asoloko said to be a personnel of the Nigerian Legion and a Chinese Nationale identified as Marra Thai were also arrested. Special Adviser to the Governor on infrastructure, Yusuf Abubakar Musa, a former Supervisory Councillor on the Education of Nasarawa Eggon Local Government Area, Mohammed Isiaka and Samuel Shagbaor, a principal technical officer of the railway corporation covering the Agyaragu area of the state were also arrested. The state Commissioner of Police, Bola Longe who paraded the suspects at the police headquarters in Lafia, the state capital on Thursday Ma...
We should scrap this constitution and adopt the 1963 constitution that can contain everything that is being agitated for now – Sagay
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We should scrap this constitution and adopt the 1963 constitution that can contain everything that is being agitated for now – Sagay

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Itse Sagay has called for the adoption of the 1963 constitution which he said will address the current agitations in some parts of the country. Sagay who spoke in an interview on Channels Television on Monday May 24, said scrapping of the 1999 constitution and adoption of the 1963 constitution will make everyone happy. He said; “My own personal preference is that we should scrap this constitution (referring to the 1999 constitution) and adopt the 1963 constitution that can contain everything that is being agitated for now. “We adopt it, with amendments here and there, to make it accomodate states rather than regions, which we used to have. “I think all these agitations will die down and everybody w...
COVID-19 Patients Developing a Condition that Causes their Tongue to permanently expand so much they can not speak or eat (Photos)
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COVID-19 Patients Developing a Condition that Causes their Tongue to permanently expand so much they can not speak or eat (Photos)

Doctors have discovered some COVID-19 patients are developing Macroglossia, a condition where someone's tongue is inflamed and begins to swell so much they can not speak or eat. Dr. James Melville, one of the top researchers of the condition, is aware of nine cases where a COVID-19 patient developed the condition. 'It's actually a relatively common condition, but not to the degree of those patients. Those are what we consider massive or giant macroglossia and those are extremely rare,' he said. One of the patients he treated, Anthony Jones, woke up after surviving the critical case of COVID-19 that left him on a ventilator with his tongue swollen more than its normal size. He has finally recovered, but Dr. Melville and other doctors remain perplexed over what might caus...
Aston Villa teenage sensation Chukwuemeka makes Premier League debut in Tottenham Hotspur win
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Aston Villa teenage sensation Chukwuemeka makes Premier League debut in Tottenham Hotspur win

Anglo-Nigerian teenage sensation, Carney Chwukuemeka made his Premier League debut in Aston Villa's 2-1 comeback victory over Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday. Born in Austria to Nigerian parents, Chukwuemeka has developed through the ranks at Aston Villa since he joined the Claret and Blue Army at the age of 12 from Northampton Town. He signed his professional contract at the club last October and he made Dean Smith’s matchday squad for the first time in February where he was an unused substitute in their 2-1 defeat to Leicester City. On Wednesday, May 19, the 17-year-old replaced Zimbabwean midfielder Marvelous Nakamba in the 89th minute as Dean Smith's men ended their three-game winless run in the league. Sergio Reguilon's own goal and Ollie Wat...
Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP
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Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo’s Agent Opens up on Player’s ”Return” to Sporting CP

  Cristiano Ronaldo’s agent, Jorge Mendes has dismissed the player’s mother’s claim that the Juventus star will rejoin Sporting CP this summer. Ronaldo started his football career at Sporting before moving to Manchester United in 2003 where he developed into a big star and later left Old Trafford for Real Madrid. Ronaldo, 36, scored his 100th Juventus goal on Wednesday, but there are growing speculations that the Portugal captain could leave this summer after a difficult season with the Italian giants, who are at risk of not playing in the Champions League next season. Following Sporting claiming of their first Portuguese title since 2002, Ronaldo’s mother Dolores Aveiro declared she will try to convince the 5-time Ballon d’Or winner to return to his boyhood club. “...
Suspected Nigerian drug kingpin “Tiger Mustafa” arrested in India after two days on the run
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Suspected Nigerian drug kingpin “Tiger Mustafa” arrested in India after two days on the run

The India's Narcotic Control Bureau has arrested a suspected Nigerian drug lord, Tiger Mustafa at Anjuna in North Goa. The accused was arrested on Sunday night, May 2, by a joint team of NCB and Anjuna police. He had managed to flee during a narcotics raid conducted on April 30. A senior NCB official said that the accused was on the run since a café at Arambol beach in North Goa was raided and various drugs seized. "Tiger Mustafa was arrested from Anjuna on Sunday by a joint team of local police and NCB,” a senior NCB official said. The NCB also arrested one Cajitan Fernandes who was providing shelter to Mustafa when he was on the run since the raid was conducted. On Friday, April 30, on the basis of intelligence developed by NCB Mumbai, the teams of NCB Mumbai and Goa h...
Sad! Comedienne Ada Jesus has died
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Sad! Comedienne Ada Jesus has died

Comedienne, Ada Jesus, has died. She died in an Abuja hospital today April 21. She suffered a cardiac arrest on Tuesday night, April 20 and was rushed to the ICU where the doctors monitored her. Sadly, she lost the battle to the kidney ailment she had been battling with on Wednesday, April 21. She was 22 years old. Ada Jesus was admitted to the hospital after she developed kidney disease. When her health took a turn for the worse, she went to ask for forgiveness from those she had spoken against in the past, including clergyman, Prophet Chukwuemeka Ohanemere Odumejeje, actress, Rita Edochie, and also some traditional worshipers. Odumejeje's and Rita Edochie's initial refusal to forgive her got the attention of well-meaning Nigerians who decided to take care of her medical b...
Man who experienced blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19, is now partially paralyzed and unable to talk
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Man who experienced blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19, is now partially paralyzed and unable to talk

A Mississippi man who experienced a blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, has been left paralyzed on one side and unable to talk, his family said. Brad Malagarie, 43, of St. Martin, suffered a stroke after he received the one-dose shot of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine last week, news station WLOX reported. This father of seven had spent the morning at his D'Iberville office before heading to get a Johnson and Johnson vaccine. When he returned back to work, within three hours, his co-workers noticed he was unresponsive at his desk. "They called me and said he had that vaccine, and something is wrong. We think it's a stroke. You know, we don't know,” said Celeste Foster O’Keefe, Brad’s aunt. Brad was reportedly rushed to the Ochsner's...
U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot
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U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot

The US today, April 13, stopped using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for use of the jab to be suspended after six young women developed blood clots after receiving it. The six women who developed clots were aged between 18 and 48; one of them died and another is in hospital, the New York Times reports. On Twitter the FDA said: "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution... Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare." The news makes Johnson & Johnson's vaccine – made by a Belgian subsidiary called Janssen – the second to become embroiled in a blood clot scare. Countries in Europe, including the UK, have stopped giv...
Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom
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Abducted Imo Catholic Priest Regains his Freedom

The Catholic Priest and lecturer with the Imo State University, IMSU, Reverend Father Izu Marcel Onyeocha, who was kidnapped by unknown gunmen on Sunday, April 11, has regained his freedom. The clergyman regained his freedom in the early hours of today Monday, April 12. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, Ikeokwu Orlando, states that Father Onyeocha was abducted on April 10. He said one Bissong Isa Atugu had reported to the police that on April 10 at about 7:45pm while driving in the company of Father Onyeocha from Enugu to Owerri in a Nissan Exterra SUV, their vehicle developed fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA, and as they stepped down to check the vehicle, a group of people believed to be Fulani herdsmen emerged from the bush and inflicted matc...
Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest
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Police Accuse Fulani Herdsmen of Being Behind Kidnap of Imo Priest

The Imo state police command has accused Fulani herdsmen of being behind the abduction of a Catholic priest, Rev. Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha. The state police spokesperson, Orlando Ikeokwu said  Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgotha Catholic Church, World Bank Owerri was kidnapped after his vehicle developed a fault around Ihube in Okigwe LGA. Ikeokwu said the  Commissioner of Police, CP Nasiru Mohammed has activated all the tactical teams of the Command with a view to rescue the priest and possibly arrest the culprits. The statement read; “On 11/04/21, one Bissong Isa Atugu reported that on the 10/03/21, at about 7:45pm ,while driving from Enugu to Owerri with a Nissan Exterra SUV, in company of one Rev . Fr. Marcel Izu Onyeocha of Mother Theresa of Golgot...
Pastor’s Wife Murdered in Benue
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Pastor’s Wife Murdered in Benue

Eunice Omaye Odoba, a 55-year-old wife of a Pastor of Lord’s Chosen Church has reportedly been murdered by yet-to-be identified assailants. The mother of three was reportedly stabbed on the chest in her home at Perfect Avenue in Otukpo town of Benue State. Odoba was found in the pool of her blood after members of her church from the Lord’s Chosen branch in Otukpo, checked up on her to know why she did not attend the Sunday service. Policemen who were notified of the incident, evacuated the body of the pastor’s wife and deposited same in the mortuary. Recounting how the incident occurred, the deceased’s younger brother Adoba Mac told newsmen in Makurdi; “We had a family meeting earlier. We finished the family meeting around 6:30 am yesterday (Sunday) she was rushing to go t...
Two COVID-19 Vaccines Developed in Nigeria are Awaiting Trial and Certification – PTF
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Two COVID-19 Vaccines Developed in Nigeria are Awaiting Trial and Certification – PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has said that two vaccines developed in the country are awaiting clinical trials and certification. Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha who disclosed this during the PTF national briefing in Abuja on Monday March 22, described it as a welcome development that will open a new vista in scientific breakthrough and will boost the morale and image of the medical industry in the country. Mustapha also called for collaboration among relevant agencies to ensure that the effort is successful. He said; “The disclosure that Nigerian scientists have produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines which are awaiting clinical trials and certification is significant. “This is a welcome development that will open a new vista i...
Austria Suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Batch after one Person Died and another Fell ill after taking the Shots 
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Austria Suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Batch after one Person Died and another Fell ill after taking the Shots 

one person died and another fell ill after taking the shots Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after one person died and another fell ill after taking the shots? Austrian authorities have suspended inoculations with a batch of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine as a precaution while they investigate the death of one person after and the illness of another after the shots. “The Federal Office for Safety in Health Care (BASG) has received two reports in a temporal connection with a vaccination from the same batch of the AstraZeneca vaccine in the district clinic of Zwettl” in Lower Austria province, the health agency said in a statement. One 49-year-old woman died as a result of severe coagulation disorders, while a 35-year-old woman developed a pulmonary embolis...
Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari
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Government has all the Resources to Contain Criminals – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has said that the abduction of students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State will be the last. Minister of Aviation, Sen. Hadi Sirika who led a high-powered delegation to sympathise with the people and government of Zamfara over the abduction, delivered the President's statement to residents of the state. Sirika who disclosed that new measures have been developed by the federal government to curb criminality in the country, commended Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara’s efforts against armed banditry and promised a continued support to bringing lasting peace. He said; “The President is saddened by the abduction of the students from Jangebe and reassures you that the government has all the resources and wherewithal to c...
BPE to Concession TBS, Lagos Trade Fair Complex, Economic Zones
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BPE to Concession TBS, Lagos Trade Fair Complex, Economic Zones

  The Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) has named some Federal Government enterprises slated for concession. Amina Othman, Head of Public Communications, BPE disclosed this in a statement on Sunday. The list includes Tafawa Balewa Trade Fair Complex (aka TBS), Lagos International Trade Fair Complex (LITFC), Calabar Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Kano Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The bureau will meet international investors later in February to showcase opportunities in the four enterprises. Last December, Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, clarified the roles of the BPE and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) in Public-Private Partnership (PPP) engagements. He said the BPE acts on behalf of the Federal Government as a counter-party of all the...
Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper
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Man Utd vs West Ham: Solskjaer hints at removing De Gea as number one goalkeeper

Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, has admitted that Dean Henderson is putting pressure on first-choice goalkeeper, David de Gea. Henderson, according to Solskjaer, has been improving since he returned to Old Trafford from Sheffield United. Henderson spent two years at Bramall Lane and has made 10 appearances this season, unable to dislodge De Gea as No.1. De Gea was at fault for Everton’s first goal during the 3-3 draw on Saturday and was also criticized for the late equalizer. Ahead of Tuesday’s FA Cup fifth round tie with West Ham, Solskjaer has said the gap between his two goalkeepers is getting smaller. “For me, [Henderson] has developed his game. “I know he’s not played as many games as he would’ve done last season — you see every game when he play...
Gunmen Kill Man, his Wife and Daughter Inside a Church in Anambra
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Gunmen Kill Man, his Wife and Daughter Inside a Church in Anambra

Unknown Gunmen have killed a Nigerian man, his wife, daughter, and one other while worshipping at the Seven-Day Adventist Church in Azia, Anambra State, on Wednesday, February 3. According to eyewitnesses, the deceased persons identified as Kenneth Emekwasianya, 70, Grace Emekwasianya, 56, his wife, Chioma Emekwasianya, their daughter, 36, and Emeka Ntukokwu, 42, a secondary school teacher, were in the church for their midweek service. A masked gunman came into the church premises riding on a motorcycle, popularly called Okada. The masked man reportedly walked into the church and rained bullets on the affected persons and thereafter took the keys of Mercedes C Class car belonging to Mr Emekwasianya. The accomplices of the masked man who were lurking around entered the Mercedes Be...
Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo
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Lagos State Government to Phase Out Yellow Commercial Buses Popularly Known as Danfo

The Lagos State Government says it plans to phase out yellow buses popularly known as Danfo in accordance with its transportation masterplan of the state. The state Commissioner for Transportation, Frederic Oladeinde, disclosed this when he spoke at a virtual forum on Thursday, February 4. Oladeinde said that the busses would be replaced by blue buses. “We are reforming the bus sector and over time, Lagos will phase out the yellow buses because the yellow buses are not conducive for a mega city like Lagos. That is why we are coming with blue buses you see around. We are inviting the private sector to participate in the provision of public transport services. We are also deploying technology just to ensure that we can up our game in terms of efficiency.”Oladeinde says Oladein...
Chelsea Confirm Deal for Wakely, Mothersille Ahead of Tottenham Clash
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Chelsea Confirm Deal for Wakely, Mothersille Ahead of Tottenham Clash

Chelsea has confirmed that Jack Wakely and Malik Mothersille have left Stamford Bridge to join Brighton and Derby County respectively ahead of their Premier League clash against Tottenham Hotspurs on Thursday. The West London club disclosed this in a statement via its website on Transfer deadline day. The statement read: “Jack Wakely will spend the rest of the current season with Brighton’s Under-23s. “Wakely has progressed through the age groups at Chelsea’s Academy since joining as an Under-9 and developed into a versatile defender. “Malik Mothersille has moved on loan to Derby County to be part of their academy squad. “The 17-year-old forward, who can play in several positions in attack, has appeared for Chelsea’s youth team this season and scored his ...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho
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Tottenham Appoints new Coach to Work With Jose Mourinho

Tottenham Hotspur, on Thursday, announced the appointment of former player, Ledley King, as Jose Mourinho’s new first-team assistant. King will work alongside Mourinho and the rest of the club’s first-team staff. The 39-year-old will also take on the role of supporting academy players looking to make the step up. King played for the North London club for 13 years making 323 appearances. He lifted the League Cup in 2008 before a persistent knee injury forced him to retire in 2012. Mourinho, speaking about King with the club’s official website, said: “I am extremely pleased to be welcoming Ledley into the first team group as we continue our preparations for the new season. “He has a tremendous affinity with this football club and the fans appreciate just how much he ha...
22-year-old Student Dies in her Boyfriend’s Apartment in Osun
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22-year-old Student Dies in her Boyfriend’s Apartment in Osun

An undergraduate of the Federal University of Oye Ekiti in Ekiti State, Faderera Oloyede, was found dead in an apartment belonging to her boyfriend, Ayo Maliki, in Osun State on Tuesday, June 16. Faderera, a 300-level-student of Mathematics Education, had gone to visit Maliki in his apartment in the Koko area of Iree in Osun in the company of one of her friends, Kemisola Adewusi, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. According to sources, Maliki had prepared rice for his visitors and while eating the food, Oloyede suddenly developed stomach ache and started vomiting. She, however, died as Maliki and others tried to save her. "They tried to save her life but she died after complaining of stomach ache," a resident who spoke on condition of anonymity said Confirmin...
I Haven’t Seen any Pastor go to the Isolation Centre to Heal – Wizkid
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I Haven’t Seen any Pastor go to the Isolation Centre to Heal – Wizkid

Nigerian singer, Wizkid, who has been more than active recently on social media, as taken a light jab at Nigerian pastors. The coronavirus in Nigeria has infected 14,554 people as at last night, with 387 people dying due to the virus. Currently there is no confirmed treatment for the virus, and a vaccine is yet to be developed. Taking to his Twitter page, Wizkid has now wondered why no Nigerian pastor has made any move to heal COVID-19 patients. He wrote; “I never see any naija pastor go isolation heal anybody from covid lol” https://twitter.com/wizkidayo/status/1271179766276788224 As expected, there have been lots of funny reactions to his post, as some stated that the virus is way above the pastors jurisdiction of miracle. See some funny replies below; ...
Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane
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Southampton’s Djenepo aiming to be better than Mane

The Malian forward has lofty ambitions and has backed himself to reach some impressive heights in the years to come Southampton attacker Moussa Djenepo is hoping to "become the next Sadio Mane" as he uses the Liverpool star as inspiration. Djenepo, 21, joined the club for a reported £14 million ($17m) from Standard Liege last year, and had scored two goals and provided two assists in 18 Premier League games before the season was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. Mane spent two seasons at St Mary's before joining Liverpool in 2016 and the Senegal international has developed into one of the world's best attackers.
HEALTH CARE: From one general hospital to 20 in 21 years in Anambra
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HEALTH CARE: From one general hospital to 20 in 21 years in Anambra

By 1999 when the current democratic dispensation came into being, Anambra State had only one developed general hospital and that was the Onitsha General Hospital. Though there were other general hospitals located in some local government headquarters, they were more or less glorified health centres as most of them lacked the basic facilities required in a General Hospital. There are presently about 20 general hospitals in various parts of the state, while each of the 326 political wards in the state has at least a Primary Healthcare Centre. The state Primary Healthcare Development Agency coordinates all the primary health care activities through the observance of the routine immunisation, de-worming exercises, as well as rendering support to the rural dwellers on ways of maintaining ...
“You Don’t Need to Visit Isolation centres to heal the Sick” Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Says he Healed Another COVID-19 Patient
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“You Don’t Need to Visit Isolation centres to heal the Sick” Prophet Jeremiah Fufeyin Says he Healed Another COVID-19 Patient

"Miracles without end” have been the dominant testimony of members of the ever- growing Christian community, Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry; founded and headed by the Billionaire Prophet, Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, a critically acclaimed Man of God and Philanthropist. Following the lockdown measures and restrictions announced in Nigeria, this community is one of numerous churches that have moved their interactive services online to the internet and relevant social media.   On 22nd May, 2020, in one of such interactive online services tagged “Dreams, Interpretations and Solutions, DIS”, which has since gone viral, Prophet Jeremiah received a video call from a middle-aged Californian woman, Tyeisha, who had been diagnosed with the COVID-19 disease and was being housed ...
Rooney Advises Solskjaer on Best Position to Play Pogba
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Rooney Advises Solskjaer on Best Position to Play Pogba

Manchester United legend, Wayne Rooney, has advised manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to play midfielder, Paul Pogba, in a more advanced midfield role. Rooney believes Pogba can become an ‘incredible’ player for Man United if Solskjaer allows him to make more runs into the box of the opponent. According to him, playing the 27-year-old in a similar role to the one Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, was given during his playing career at Stamford Bridge would allow the Red Devils to get the best out of the France World Cup winner. “You ask any striker or central midfielder, and they will tell you one of the hardest things to deal with is a centre back who comes out with the ball,” Rooney wrote in his column for The Times. “Another nightmare is the F...
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Pharmacist Dies After Drinking Chemical Concoction He Developed To Treat Coronavirus

An Indian pharmacist was confirmed dead on Saturday May 9, after he drank a chemical concoction he developed in a bid to treat Coronavirus. 47-year-old K. Sivanesan who worked with Chennai-based Sujatha Biotech, an Ayurvedic and herbal products company which was founded 30 years ago, died on the spot while his colleague, a managing director of the company who is an ophthamologist by qualification, was hospitalised after he fainted soon after he ingested the chemical component. The two men reportedly ingested the chemical mixture of nitric oxide and sodium nitrate at a home in southern Chennai city. Deputy Commissioner of Police,Ashok Kumar said; “Our investigation revealed that Sivanesan died after drinking the preparation he claimed would help COVID-19 patients. His managi...
Customers Run for Their Lives as Man with Covid-19 Symptom Collapsed in Bank
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Customers Run for Their Lives as Man with Covid-19 Symptom Collapsed in Bank

There was pandemonium at an FCMB branch in Lagos today after a man showing Covid-19 symptom collapsed causing customers to flee the scene. According to reports, the incident happened at the Onipanu branch of the bank where many customers were reported to have gathered for various transaction. The man was reported to have suddenly developed difficulty in breathing before collapsing to the ground. His temperature was reportedly taken and it was alarmingly high, causing the customers in the bank to run for their lives. A report by TVC News reads: One man had difficulty breathing and collapsed while trying to use the ATM at FCMB Onipanu in Lagos. When the security men checked his temperature, it was alarming. Others waiting to use the ATM took to their heel...
Akure Explosion: I didn’t know i was carrying explosives in my truck – Truck Driver
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Akure Explosion: I didn’t know i was carrying explosives in my truck – Truck Driver

The driver of the truck that carried explosives which detonated, causing an explosion on Saturday at Eleyewo community in Akure, Ondo state revealed that he did not know he was carrying explosives. The driver of the truck, Isiaka Yinusa, was transporting explosives from a neighbouring state when the explosion happened at Eleyewo community in Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State. Yinusa who is still recuperating from the surgery he underwent to remove shrapnel from his stomach, said he never knew when and how he got to hospital. Speaking in an interview on the state television, Yinusa said his boss contacted him to move some items from a stranded truck at Osu axis along Ife-Ibadan expressway. The consignment were loaded and was to deliver them to a company in Auchi, ...
Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo
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Atiku reacts to massive explosion in Ondo

Former presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Atiku Abubakar has spoken on the massive explosions that rocked Ondo State on Saturday. Recall that over 100 buildings were in the early hours of Saturday destroyed following an explosion that rocked Ondo State. The explosion occurred around 1 a.m. According to residents of the area, a terrifying loud bang was heard when everyone was already asleep. Reacting, Atiku urged relevant government agencies to work with security agencies to ‘quickly get to the bottom of what happened. He tweeted, “I am as concerned as residents of Akure, Ondo State following the explosion of today. “It’s my hope that relevant government agencies working with security agencies will quickly get to the bottom of what happened to rea...
Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic
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Ondo State Government Orders Closure of all Schools Due to Coronavirus Pandemic

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu has ordered the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well as tertiary institutions in the state following the outbreak of Coronavirus outbreak. He gave the order in a state broadcast on Thursday night March 19th. ''We have also directed the closure of all primary and secondary schools as well tertiary institutions in the state as from Friday 20th, March, 2020 until further notice. This measure is to harvest our children into the safety net for proper monitoring and care. There is no doubt that this global pandemic poses a real challenge to all nations, yet if we all collaborate effectively, we will overcome it successfully. One major advantage that our state has is the experience and expertise we have developed over the years from our fight...
Two US Reps, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams Test Positive for Coronavirus
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Two US Reps, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two US Representatives, Mario Diaz-Balart and Ben McAdams have become first members of Congress to test positive for coronavirus. Congressman Diaz-Balart disclosed that he developed symptoms including a fever and headache on Saturday evening in a statement his office released. He urged the public to take the virus "extremely seriously" as he revealed that he is feeling better, The statement read; "On Saturday evening, Congressman Diaz-Balart developed symptoms including a fever and headache. Just a short while ago, he was notified that he has tested positive for COVID-19. "We must continue to work together to emerge stronger as a country during these trying times." On Wednesday evening, Congressman Ben McAdams also revealed that he's been diagnosed with the virus. The...

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