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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said in a statement. The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August. The U.S. statement was less definitive, saying only that the two sides "discussed the United States' provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people." The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, "went well," with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban. The United States made it cl...
My last relationship was a disaster – BBNaija winner Mercy Eke
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My last relationship was a disaster – BBNaija winner Mercy Eke

Big Brother Naija winner, Mercy Eke has taken to social media to talk about her last relationship which was with co-reality show star, Ike Onyema. Mercy Eke in a video she shared, said her last relatinship was a disaster. She was heard saying; My last relationship was a disaster, it was disastrous. This is coming after Ike opened up to Vanguard on why their relationship crashed. He stated that his relationship with Mercy Eke "wasn't it" because many people had an opinion. Ike also revealed that he will like to date a lady that is intelligent, pretty much independent and not so freaked about social media. He said; “I’ve been in a couple of relationships but this one (with Mercy) wasn’t it; having a relationship where people have a millio...
Rainstorm kills one, destroys houses in Ondo
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Rainstorm kills one, destroys houses in Ondo

Tragedy struck in Ikare-Akoko, headquarters of Akoko North East Local Government Area of Ondo State following the death of a popular butcher in the community by rainstorm. The heavy downpour which lasted about 40 minutes rendered many homeless as the rainstorm destroyed houses. Areas badly affected by the disaster were Ilepa, Okela and part of Okoja quarters in the ancient town. The deceased butcher identified simply as ‘Ayepareti’ was said to have lost his life while taking a cover from the rain at a house at Okela when the unfortunate incident happened. The building was said to have collapsed on him and was rushed to hospital where he was confirmed dead. According to a community leader, Ibrahim Kilani, the torrential rain which started after 7pm was accompanied by heavy ha...
Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys
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Champions League: Paul Scholes Criticizes Solskjaer after Man Utd’s defeat to Young Boys

Manchester United legend, Paul Scholes, has criticized manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, for his substitutions following the club’s UEFA Champions League 2-1 defeat to Young Boys on Tuesday. Young Boys defeated Man United following second-half goals from Moumi Ngamaleu and Theoson Siebatcheu as Cristiano Ronaldo’s first-half goal was not enough. Solskjaer had subbed off Jadon Sancho when Aaron Wan-Bissaka was dismissed and Donny van de Beek at half-time before bringing off Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes with 20 minutes remaining. But Scholes felt Solskjaer’ missed a trick’ with his substitutions, even though he insists Man United’s defeat was ‘not a complete disaster.’ “I do think Manchester United probably missed a trick, they couldn’t get out their half because they...
Olympians Lament Nigeria’s Disastrous Olympic Outing
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Olympians Lament Nigeria’s Disastrous Olympic Outing

DESPITE winning silver and bronze medal, a step better than the country’s last Olympic Games outing, Olympians have described Team Nigeria’s outing at the ongoing Tokyo 2020 Games a disaster and the worst the country have ever attended. Ese Brume and Blessing Oborududu won the country a bronze and silver medal respectively in the women’s long jump event and wrestling 68kg. Prior to their feat, the likes of Blessing Okagbare, Enoch Adegoke, Grace Nwkocha, Tobi Amusan, Odunayo Adekuoroye, Divine Oduduru all missed out on the chance to win a medal for various inexplicable reasons. While Nigeria have surpassed her outing at the Rio Olympics, where the country could only managed to win a bronze medal in the men’s football, some Olympians be...
Dutch football legend, Edgar Davids sacked by Portuguese minnows Olhanense after relegation and just seven-months in charge
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Dutch football legend, Edgar Davids sacked by Portuguese minnows Olhanense after relegation and just seven-months in charge

Dutch football legend, Edgar Davids has been sacked as coach of Portuguese minnows Olhanense after just seven months in charge. The legendary former Holland and Real Madrid star, 48, took over at the third division club in January. After a run of eight wins from their last 18 games under Davids, the club were relegated. The Algarve club's chairman Luis Torres axed Davids and branded his reign ‘a disaster’. He wrote in an open letter to club fans: “The decision to appoint Edgar Davids was foisted on me by our sporting director. “His arrival was supposed to make the club better off financially, but I saw no evidence of this. “From a sporting point of view his appointment was a disaster. I could see it coming, but we didn't have a lot of options. “Let's be honest - our c...
A Disaster for me is Success to others – Mourinho fumes as Roma unveils him
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A Disaster for me is Success to others – Mourinho fumes as Roma unveils him

  Jose Mourinho has insisted his time as manager of Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur was a “disaster”. The 58-year-old stated this as he was presented as Roma’s new manager on Thursday. Mourinho was fired by United in December 2018, before taking up the job at Spurs in November 2019, where he was sacked in April 2021. The Portuguese was announced as Roma’s new manager in May. While at United, Mourinho won the Community Shield, EFL Cup and Europa League. He led Spurs to the EFL Cup final, but he was axed before the game, with Tottenham going on to lose 1-0 to Manchester City. “I won three trophies at Manchester United and that was seen as a disaster,” Mourinho said. “I reached a cup final which I was not allowed to play at Tottenham, and that was seen...
Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives
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Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives

The still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Miami, Florida, that has claimed 24 lives, with 121 people still unaccounted for, was brought down using explosives Sunday night, July 4. The blast took place at 10 p.m. ET, 11 days after the shocking collapse of much of the residential Champlain Towers structure on June 24. County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava said the demolition of the remaining portion of the building was a necessary step for crews to continue their search for any possible survivors of the disaster. "Bringing down this building in a controlled manner is critical to expanding the scope of our search-and-rescue effort," Cava told reporters at a news conference, according to The Associated Press. Search crews will resume sifting through t...
“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies
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“A disgrace” – Trump blasts Joe Biden for reversing his border security policies

Former US President, Donald Trump has blasted US president Joe Biden for reversing his border and Immigration policies even as the immigration surge at the southern border continues to take a turn for the worst. Trump together with Texas Gov. Greg Abbott joined a Fox News’ Town Hall on "Hannity" on Wednesday night, June 30, to reflect on his effective policies now reversed by President Biden. "It was over," Trump said. "We stopped a lot of the drugs that were coming in, which is very tough to do. And they have some real criminals bringing this stuff in. They have the toughest people, these cartels. These are tough, smart people." Trump called the increase in human and drug trafficking "a disgrace" since his administration had it "largely stopped" for months. "It's not like it was ...
Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 
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Lawsuits filed following building collapse in Maimi as death toll rises to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for 

The death toll in the Maimi building collapse has risen to 12 with 149 people still unaccounted for as search-and-rescue efforts stretched through a sixth day on Tuesday at the site of the Florida condominium complex. Remains of the 12th casualty in the disaster, which could rank as the deadliest accidental structural failure in U.S. history, were recovered on Tuesday, Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava said at an afternoon news conference. Investigators have not yet determined what caused a major section of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South condo to collapse last Thursday as residents slept. Florida emergency management director Kevin Guthrie said local authorities have asked the federal government to send additional urban search-and-rescue teams to the scene i...
Update: 159 unaccounted for following  Building Collapse in Miami
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Update: 159 unaccounted for following  Building Collapse in Miami

The number of people listed as missing after the collapse of a 12-storey building in the US city of Miami has risen to 159, officials say. Four people are known to have died. The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in the small, beachside town of Surfside, about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, was reported around 1:30 a.m, on Thursday, June 24. The mayor of Miami-Dade says they "still have hope" of finding survivors. Search teams working around the clock have reported hearing people banging beneath the debris. What caused the 40-year-old building to collapse remains unclear. At least 102 people have now been accounted for, but it is uncertain how many were in the building when it came down. Dozens of people have been evacuated from what is left of the structure...
Polygamist with 10 Children From his Four Wives Says he’s Underperforming
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Polygamist with 10 Children From his Four Wives Says he’s Underperforming

Popular South African polygamist, Musa Mseleku has said that he feels he is underperforming even though he has 10 children from four wives. Speaking in an interview with Drum, Musa who disclosed that he takes pride in being a father, stated that he is overwhelmed by it and is open to having more children. He said;   “I have 10 children and I think I am underperforming. “A man with four wives is not supposed to have that much. He must have at least 15-20 children. “I have learnt to appreciate that I brought life to the world. However, being a father is an even bigger responsibility to carry, day-to-day. “The responsibility of a father is to take care, protect and make sure you provide." The polygamist said he pays attention to each child, accept that children ar...
Death toll from Gas Explosion in Lagos rises to five
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Death toll from Gas Explosion in Lagos rises to five

The death toll from the gas tanker explosion that occurred on Thursday night June 17 along the Bank Anthony Way in Lagos has risen to five. Three of the bodies, said to be adult males, were found inside one of the stores at the OPIC plaza while operatives of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) search for a child whose mother was rescued earlier this morning. It was learnt the woman, who was at the Chinese Restaurant, kept crying about her child when she was being evacuated to the hospital which gave insights that someone was trapped. A further search by the operatives led to the discovery of two more bodies, one of which was a child. Speaking on the rescue operation, the Director-General, Lagos State Emergency Manageme...
Scrapping NYSC will lead to high crime rate – HURIWA warns Buhari
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Scrapping NYSC will lead to high crime rate – HURIWA warns Buhari

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, has warned President Muhammadu Buhari against scrapping the National Youth Service Corps, NYSC. HURIWA, a frontline Rights group, warned that scrapping NYSC is a disaster waiting to happen in Nigeria. The Rights advocacy group stated that scrapping the scheme would have a sociological impact on the Nigerian youths. In a media statement by the National Coordinator, Comrade Emmanuel Onwubiko, HURIWA said crime will spin out of control if the “Federal government accede to the dangerous proposal to abolish the NATIONAL YOUTH SERVICE CORPS SCHEME (NYSC).” Onwubiko stated that the NYSC scheme was too “important for Nigeria’s unity to be thrown aboard by the National Assembly.” Don’t allow scrap of NYSC – HURIWA tells Buhari ...
Guardiola told to Apologise to Man City Players after Losing Champions League final
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Guardiola told to Apologise to Man City Players after Losing Champions League final

  Manchester City manager, Pep Guardiola, has been told to apologize to every member of his squad after losing the Champions League final to Chelsea. Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Jamie O’Hara, has said Guardiola displayed “arrogance” in his team selection for the game in Porto. City lost 1-0 in their first European final, thanks to Kai Havertz’s 42nd minute strike. Guardiola, who has been lauded for evolving City’s style this season, was accused of overcomplicating his selection on the big stage by pundits and supporters alike. “I couldn’t believe what I was watching. “It’s one of the worst performances I’ve seen from Manchester City in a long time. Bottle jobs. And an absolute disaster of a team selection from Pep Guardiola. “I cannot believe he got i...
Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud
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Nigerian Man Arrested in the US for $350m COVID19 Unemployment Benefit Fraud

A Nigerian man identified as Abidemi Rufai, has been arrested in the United States of America in connection with a $350 million COVID19 unemployment benefits fraud. According to a statement released by the United States Department of Justice, Abidemi Rufai, was arrested at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport last Friday, May 14, by federal agents as he allegedly attempted to leave the country. He appeared in a US Federal court on Saturday, May 15, on charges that he used the identities of more than 100 Washington residents to steal more than $350,000 in unemployment benefits from the Washington State Employment Security Department during the COVID-19 pandemic last year. “Since the first fraud reports to our office in April 2020, we have worked diligently with a federal...
Leke Adeboye Reacts to the Death of his Brother, Dare
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Leke Adeboye Reacts to the Death of his Brother, Dare

Leke Adeboye who is one of the sons of the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye, has reacted to the death of his brother, Pastor Dare Adeboye. LIB had earlier reported that Pastor Dare died in his sleep on Wednesday night May 5 in Eket, Akwa Ibom State, where he is based with his family. Leke Adeboye in his reaction on his official Instagram page posted a scripture from the bible on the death of the righteous. The scripture reads; “The righteous man perishes(at the hand of evil), and no one takes it to heart, Faithful and devout men are taken away, while no one understands. That the righteous person is taken away(to be spared) from evil and disaster.   He also shared throwback photos of himself and his brother with th...
44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel
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44 People Crushed to Death, Over 150 Hurt after Stampede at Religious Bonfire Festival in Israel

At least 44 people were crushed to death and more than 150 people injured in a stampede after midnight Thursday, April 29, at a religious bonfire festival in Israel. The incident happened at a mass gathering to celebrate the Lag B’Omer holiday at Mount Meron, Israel, medics said. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  called the incident "a terrible disaster." The Magen David Adom rescue service said 38 people had been killed at the scene. It said its paramedics treated dozens of people, including 18 in a serious condition, 2 who were moderately hurt, and 80 lightly injured. All the wounded were evacuated to hospitals. The wounded were taken to the Ziv hospital in Safed, the Galilee Medical Center in Nahariya, Rambam hospital in Haifa, Poriya hospital in Tiberias, and Hadas...
Nigeria is on the Brink of a Civil War and the Politicians are Doing Everything to Enable it – Singer ReekadoBanks
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Nigeria is on the Brink of a Civil War and the Politicians are Doing Everything to Enable it – Singer ReekadoBanks

Singer, ReekadoBank, is of the opinion that Nigeria is on the brink of a civil war. In a tweet posted on his handle, ReekadoBank alleged that politicians are doing everything to enable a civil war because ''their schemes thrive in havoc and when there's a divide''. His tweet reads ''Nigeria is on the brink of a civil war & the politicians are doing everything to enable it because their schemes thrive in havoc & when there’s a divide. As citizens, who will suffer the most from this impending disaster, we must do everything within our power to champion peace.''
You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future
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You don’t know anything – Zidane attacks journalists over his Real Madrid’s future

Zinedine Zidane has lambasted pressmen after the Frenchman was asked if he plans to stay at Real Madrid for several more years. The former France midfielder responded by telling the journalists in the Zoom call to beware of making assumptions. Zidane spoke during Saturday’s press conference ahead of the Real Madrid clash against Getafe this weekend. The press conference got a little tense when the coach was time and time again asked about his future. “You don’t know anything,” he said in response to one such question. “You’ve said there’s a need to get rid of Zidane in the past, but I’m here. You can have a contract of four or five years and be gone tomorrow. “Or the opposite could happen, where you have a contract that is about to expire and then you stay. There’s a ...
Two IDPs Killed in another Campfire Disaster in Borno
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Two IDPs Killed in another Campfire Disaster in Borno

A fire outbreak at an internally displaced persons’ (IDP) camp in Gajiram, the headquarters of Nganzai local government area of Borno State has claimed the lives of two people. Eyewitnesses told Premium Times the IDP camp caught fire two different times in less than 24 hours. Malam Bashir, the camp chairman in Gajiram said; “We do not know the cause of the fire, but the disaster occurred twice in quick succession. “The first one happened on Monday night and the second happened the next morning." Mr Bashir said over 200 homes made of grass and corrugated sheets were razed in the twin fire incident. It was also learnt that the IDPs are yet to receive any form of assistance or palliative support about 48 hours after the fire destroyed all that they had. Gaji Adamu, a male ID...
Tinubu: A Presidential Disaster Waiting To Happen? – By Farooq A. Kperogi
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Tinubu: A Presidential Disaster Waiting To Happen? – By Farooq A. Kperogi

Anyone who has watched Bola Ahmed Tinubu closely and dispassionately can’t help but notice that the man is not well. He is a walking psychedelic calamity. His endless verbal miscues and nonverbal cues constantly conspire to construct the profile of a man who is battling a troubling internal turmoil, who is held hostage by disablingly malefic inner demons. He appears to revel in his own self-created alternate universe that is always lightyears away from ours. When he speaks and walks, he strikes the observer as a man in a daze, in a cripplingly drunken or narcotic stupor. He slurs his words, slacks his attention, blanks out, has awkward gaits (which caused him to trip at Arewa House in Kaduna recently), and seems impervious to the world around him. That, for me, is the outward manife...
Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari
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Act now to Prevent Another Civil War – Arewa Youth Forum tells Buhari

Arewa Youth Forum (AYF) has urged the Federal Government to take urgent actions to douse the tension across the country caused by activities of armed Fulani herdsmen. The group pointed out that another civil war could break out if the government doesn't act. The northern youths said this in a statement signed by its National President, Alhaji Ibrahim Gambo Gujungu, Wednesday, Feb 17, in Kaduna. They said: "The Arewa Youth Forum is worried by the prevailing impasse and rising tension across the country precipitated by the quit notice given to Fulani herdsmen by the Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeredolu and the actions that had trailed that incident. "As it stands, owning to the actions of non-state actors and inaction of state actors, mainly the Federal Government and the sta...
Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people from their homes by 2050- New report warns
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Climate crisis could displace 1.2 billion people from their homes by 2050- New report warns

According to a new report, the global climate crisis could see more than a billion people displaced from their homes by 2050.   The report called the Ecological Threat Register, conducted by the Sydney-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), says the projected displacement of people will occur as ecological disasters drive mass migrations and greater armed conflict.   According to the IEP,  by 2050 no country will be able to escape the impact of the climate crisis and the world's poorest and most vulnerable countries will be hardest hit. "Ecological threats and climate change pose serious challenges to global development and peacefulness," the report said. "The world's least resilient countries, when faced with ecol...
Bafta TV Nominations 2020: Chernobyl Leads with 14 Nods
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Bafta TV Nominations 2020: Chernobyl Leads with 14 Nods

Chernobyl , the miniseries about the nuclear power plant disaster in 1986 leads the Bafta TV awards nominations with 14 nods, while Netflix’s The Crown received seven nominations. This year's Bafta Television Awards will be held behind closed doors on July 31 because of the Coronavirus pandemic. BAFTA-winning comedian Richard Ayoade will host the TV awards from a closed studio, with winners to give acceptance speeches virtually, while the craft awards will be hosted by Stephen Mangan. Here is the full list: Leading actress Jodie Comer, Killing Eve - BBC One Glenda Jackson, Elizabeth is Missing - BBC One Suranne Jones, Gentleman Jack - BBC One Samantha Morton, I Am Kirsty - Channel 4 Leading actor Stephen Graham, The Virtues - Channel 4 Jared Harris,...
Obama Calls Trump’s Coronavirus Response An “Absolute Chaotic Disaster” In Private Call
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Obama Calls Trump’s Coronavirus Response An “Absolute Chaotic Disaster” In Private Call

According to TheHill reports, former President Obama during a private call on Friday night with his former aides tore into the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus crisis, calling it an “absolute chaotic disaster.” The blistering assessment, confirmed to CNN by three former Obama administration officials, came on a call intended to encourage members of the Obama Alumni Association to engage with former Vice President Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential campaign. “This election that’s coming up — on every level — is so important because what we’re going to be battling is not just a particular individual or a political party,” Obama said, according to CNN. “What we’re fighting against is these long-term trends in which being selfish, being tribal, being divided and seeing o...
Another Disaster Is Coming – Adeboye Gives New Prophecy
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Another Disaster Is Coming – Adeboye Gives New Prophecy

The (RCCG) Pastor Enoch Adeboye has predicted a big fire outbreak in the country. Adeboye, who gave the warning during a live service on Sunday, also alerted Nigerians about impending flood. The cleric urged Nigerians to clear their gutters and pray God to avert the disaster. “If you have notice there have been different fire outbreak, we need to pray against fire incident because a big one is on the way. “Clear your gutters and pray against fire outbreak and flood there is little we can do but pray against flood. I am also praying and he will answer me.” The 78- year-old further commended Nigeria’s medical team for fighting the coronavirus pandemic. He prayed that God gives them more strength to conquer the virus.
Covid-19: To Lift Restrictions Without Vaccine Disastrous: Shehu Sani
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Covid-19: To Lift Restrictions Without Vaccine Disastrous: Shehu Sani

Former Kano central senator, Shehu Sanni has thrown his back behind the continuous lockdown of the country over the novel coronavirus pandemic. According to the former lawmaker, continuous shutting down until there is a vaccine is the road to life while lifting the ban without a vaccine can lead to disaster. He made this known in a statement on his official Twitter handle on Sunday, 12th April. “To lockdown until there’s a Vaccine is the Road to life, to lift restrictions without a vaccine is the crescent to disaster.#COVIDー19 #coronavirus: To lockdown until there’s a Vaccine is the Road to life,to lift restrictions without a vaccine is the crescent to disaster.#COVIDー19 #coronavirus — Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) April 12, 2020
#Covid-19: “We have began immediate cash transfer to poorest households” – Sadiya Farouk
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#Covid-19: “We have began immediate cash transfer to poorest households” – Sadiya Farouk

The minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, Sadiya Farouk, says the commencement of cash transfer has began by the ministry. According to her, the money transfer are done for the poorest households in the nation to ease the Coronavirus effect. She made the announcement during a press briefing by the presidential task force on disease on Monday in Abuja. Furthermore, she said more options will still considered during the infection time. In her words: “Because of this COVID-19, the vulnerable groups have to expanded, because we are aware that there are people who live on daily wage, so we are also going to look at those groups of people to see how we can get this food relief intervention to them in this period.” Moreover, the minister...
I warned Orji Uzor Kalu he will go to jail, he ignored me – Prophet Claims
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I warned Orji Uzor Kalu he will go to jail, he ignored me – Prophet Claims

A prophet and pastor of Rhema Deliverance Ministry in Anambra State, Prophet Ejike Nwachukwu has revealed that he told former governor of Abia State and the senator representing Abia North that he would end up in prison. Prophet Nwachukwu who spoke on the second day of an on-going four-day crusade at Rhema Deliverance Ministry in Awka said he had told the senator of the ordeal that awaits him, but he (Kalu) simply brushed it aside and said that can not happen in Nigeria. He said, “The Holy Spirit is not man, and whatever he reveals comes to pass. It is the same way that I told Orji Uzor Kalu that he was going to be jailed and he stopped taking my calls. “He told me it is not possible for him to go to jail in Nigeria. I told him what he should do to avoid going to prison, but he ig...
Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market
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Fire Razes 23 Shops in Kwara Market

About 23 shops and goods believed to worth millions of Naira were destroyed in a fire incident yesterday March 17 at Owode market in Offa, Kwara State. The fire reportedly started by 1a.m, however the arrival of firefighters prevented the inferno from spreading to other shops and houses in the vicinity. The Head, Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle who confirmed the incident said it is suspected an electric spark caused the incident. He said; “If not because of the quick intervention of the Fire Brigade, the disaster would have been greater. About 23 shops were affected due to the little delay in reaching out to the Fire Brigade. “The cause of the inferno was suspected to be an electric spark, even though the intelligent team of the s...
PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion
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PDP Slams President Buhari for not Visiting Victims of Abule Ado Explosion

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as 'embarassing' President Buhari’s attitude to the Abule-Ado explosion in Lagos State. In a statement released by its spokesperson Kola Ologbondiyan on Tuesday morning, the PDP condemned President Buhari for not going to Lagos to sympathise with the victims of the incident. The party said it is ''strange that a leader could remain distant and not deem it fit to personally identify with the victims through a visit, but prefer to wait in the comfort of Aso Presidential Villa to be presented with photographs of the ugly incident.'' Read the statement below The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has charged President Muhammadu Buhari to end his embarrassing lethargic approach to governance and the welfare of Nigerians, and immediate...
Tyson Fury Fires Warning to Deontay Wilder Ahead of Their Trilogy
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Tyson Fury Fires Warning to Deontay Wilder Ahead of Their Trilogy

Tyson Fury has sent a strong warning to Deontay Wilder ahead of their trilogy bout. In 2018, their first fight ended in a draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, despite many saying Fury should have been declared the winner. At their rematch last month, the British heavyweight champion earned a well-deserved victory as he defeated Deontay Wilder in the seventh round to become the WBC heavyweight champion of the world. While a trilogy bout has been confirmed to take place in the summer after Deontay Wilder activated his rematch clause with hope to get his WBC belt back, Fury has warned him to expect another defeat. Speaking on This Morning show, Tyson commented on his trilogy bout with Wilder, saying: "I beat him the first time and I beat him the second time and I will surel...
Manchester United Legend,Harry Gregg is Dead
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Manchester United Legend,Harry Gregg is Dead

The Northern Ireland international was the world’s most expensive goalkeeper at £23,500 when he joined United in 1957. A message on the Harry Gregg Foundation’s Facebook page announced his sad passing. “It is with great sorrow that we inform of the death of Manchester United and Northern Ireland legend Harry Gregg, OBE," the statement read. “Harry passed away peacefully in hospital surrounded by his loving family. “The Gregg family would like to thank the medical staff at Causeway Hospital for their wonderful dedication to Harry over his last few weeks. To everyone who has called, visited or sent well wishes we thank you for the love and respect shown to Harry and the family. "Details of his funeral arrangement will be issued in ...
Okada-related Accidents Have Dropped from 28 to 7 Since the Ban was Effected- Lagos Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat Speaks
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Okada-related Accidents Have Dropped from 28 to 7 Since the Ban was Effected- Lagos Deputy Governor Obafemi Hamzat Speaks

Obafemi Hamzat, the deputy governor of Lagos State, says the state has begun reaping the benefits of the Okada ban as the rate of motorcycle accidents in the state has dropped from 28 to 7. Speaking on Channels TV, Obafemi said Okadas have become an avenue for pertirting crime. He reiterated the state government's position that the ban is laegely for security and safety reasons. In his words ''The truth of the matter is that Okada is becoming an avenue to perpetrating crimes. And we cannot wait until a major disaster happens. We knew what happened in Kano State some years back when the Emir of Kano was attacked through this means of transportation. Our lives are important. Some of them had knives and guns. If you are interested in riding Okada, why do you need a knife or a gun...
Fire Outbreak Causes Havoc In Osun
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Fire Outbreak Causes Havoc In Osun

Properties worth millions of naira were destroyed at a plaza, CTUS Today Home Nigeria Limited on Thursday, following a fire outbreak. The raze which affected the four-storey building of the plaza located on Station Road, Osogbo, the state capital, did not record any casualty. Operation Commandant, Federal Fire Service, Osun State Command, Mr Isaac Adejobi, attributed the incident to a power surge. Adejobi who urged residents to always be conscious of fire, expressed the need for every resident to ensure that they have good fire extinguishers in their various business outlets and houses. He also urged them to possess Smoke Alert System to prevent fire incidents. Adejobi commended fire fighters for their prompt response and arrival at the scene of the incident few minut...
5 Die, 14 Injured In Ghastly Accident Along Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway
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5 Die, 14 Injured In Ghastly Accident Along Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway

The Ogun Command of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Saturday said that five persons died while 14 others sustained various degree of injuries in an accident involving two vehicles at Odeda town, along Abeokuta-Ibadan Expressway. Mr Clement Oladele, the Ogun Sector Commandant of FRSC, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ota, Ogun, that the accident happened at about 9.20 p.m. on Friday. Oladele explained that a MADZA bus with registration number MUS 367 XU conveying passengers from Ibadan to Abeokuta lost control due to dangerous driving and had a collision with a truck. He added that the truck with no registration number crushed the passengers inside the commuter bus and trapped them inside the bus. The sector commandant said that 19 persons were involved in the accide...
Panic As Air Peace Plane Overshoots Runway In Rivers
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Panic As Air Peace Plane Overshoots Runway In Rivers

A major disaster was averted on Saturday as an Air Peace Plane overshot the runway at the Port Harcourt International Airport, Rivers State. The incident occurred during a heavy downpour. One of the passengers on board said the incident occurred as the plane was landing at the airport. The plane was said to have come to a halt some 200 meters in the bush by the runway. It was gathered that all passengers have been evacuated and driven to the arrival area.
Buhari’s Government Is Driving Nigeria Towards Disaster & Instability — Obasanjo
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Buhari’s Government Is Driving Nigeria Towards Disaster & Instability — Obasanjo

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that the President Buhari-led government is driving Nigeria towards “disaster and instability”. Obasanjo said this in an exclusive interview with Premium Times at his Ibogun Olaogun ancestral home in Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State, last month. The former president fell apart with Buhari ahead of the 2019 general elections and endorsed the president’s closest rival and his estranged vice president, Atiku Abubakar. Speaking during the interview, Obasanjo noted that although the country has made considerable progress since the new dispensation began in 1999, the pace at which it is currently moving shows the nation may be inching towards disaster and instability. “I think we have no choice but to be on the path for sustainab...
What happened at Heysel? Juventus vs Liverpool European club ban explained
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What happened at Heysel? Juventus vs Liverpool European club ban explained

The Reds would not play in Europe for six years after the tragic events in Brussels, which left 39 dead and hundreds more injured May 29, 1985 is remembered as one of the darkest days of modern football, as that is the date that the Heysel Stadium disaster occurred before Liverpool met Juventus in the final of the European Cup. There were 39 deaths, including two children, caused by the incident, which took place in Brussels, Belgium, while some 600 people were injured in the event. Remarkably, the game was played in any event, with Juventus going on to win 1-0 thanks to a penalty from Michel Platini.
Rochas Okorocha Delivers State-of-art Police Command Headquarters
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Rochas Okorocha Delivers State-of-art Police Command Headquarters

Imo state’s outgoing governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha delivers state of the art Nigerian Police Headquarters in Avu, Owerri. The new Imo State Police Command is undergoing finishing touches. This is said to be the best Police command in the country. It is claimed that he delivered more than 1000 infrastructural legacies across the state. Other infrastructures projects he carried out includes ew Nigerian Prisons headquarters, which is also rated as the best in the country, the Imo International Cargo Airport, etc See pictures of the Police command headquarters in Owerri, Imo state below. You will recall that Achike Udenwa stated that the current governor – Rochas Okorocha is the worst Imo state has ever had. This is coming from a Achike Udenwa, who was a ...
ASUU Blasts FG, Aisha Buhari Over Proposed Muhammadu Buhari University
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ASUU Blasts FG, Aisha Buhari Over Proposed Muhammadu Buhari University

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Tuesday slammed the Federal Government and Aisha Buhari, over the proposed plan to establish a private university to be named after President Muhammadu Buhari.ASUU who slammed Aisha Buhari, further described the proposed university by the wife of President Buhari as a disaster. According to the union, the plan of the wife of the President to establish a new university confirmed why her Husband continued to reduce budgetary allocation to education since he assumed office in 2015.Chairman of the union, University of Ibadan chapter, Professor Deji Omole and a former National Treasurer of the Union, Professor Ademola Aremu who spoke in separate interviews with newsmen in Ibadan, all berated the First Lady over the proposed move. Omol...
Odegbami Shuts AFCON 2019 Door on Mikel
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Odegbami Shuts AFCON 2019 Door on Mikel

As Super Eagles are primed to know their AFCON 2019 group stage opponents this evening at the draw ceremony in Cairo, Former Green Eagles Captain, Segun Odegbami, has asked handlers of the senior national to perish the thought of recalling John Mikel Obi to the team. Mikel has been absent from Eagles since Nigeria’s last group stage game against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He played no part in the team’s qualification for the continental football showpiece Super Eagles missed the last two editions in 2015 and 2017. Despite the campaign in a section of the sporting media for the recall of the Middlesbrough midfielder, Odegbami insisted that Mikel has done his bits with Eagles and should be allowed to move on. The ex-international fondly called ‘Mathematical’ in...
Tuberculosis: A global public health threat
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Tuberculosis: A global public health threat

Tuberculosis is a serious bacterial infection that is fast becoming a public health disaster. Currently, tuberculosis is responsible for an alarming 4,500 deaths globally every single day, making it the world’s deadliest infectious killer. What’s worse is that it’s showing no signs of slowing down! Each year, on March 24, we commemorate World Tuberculosis Day, an initiative aimed at increasing public awareness about the disease and to increase efforts as a nation to end this global epidemic. This year, the theme is “Its Time to End TB!” In Nigeria, the National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program reports that tuberculosis kills about 18 Nigerians every hour. With such a staggering number, it is really time to end tuberculosis totally. How hard could that be? Tuberculosis is a ba...
Revealed: Lion Air jet that crashed killing 189 people also went into a nosedive just a DAY earlier but was saved because an off-duty pilot hitching a ride in the cockpit knew what to do
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Revealed: Lion Air jet that crashed killing 189 people also went into a nosedive just a DAY earlier but was saved because an off-duty pilot hitching a ride in the cockpit knew what to do

An off-duty pilot sitting in the cockpit had identified the system's malfunction The Boeing 737 Max 8 was flying to Jakarta from Bali when it experienced issues The pilot advised crew to deactivate the motor driving the nose down Indonesia's safety committee report did not include details of a third pilot  The Indonesian Lion Air plane that crashed and killed all 189 passengers on board had been saved from disaster by a third pilot just one day earlier, new details reveal. An ongoing investigation into the October accident has found the doomed Boeing 737 MAX 8 had malfunctioned on an earlier flight from Bali to Jakarta but avoided catastrophe after an off-duty pilot stepped in. Authorities believe the cause of the crash was due to the plane model's faulty automated anti...
Ethiopian Airlines’ Black Box Has Been Found
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Ethiopian Airlines’ Black Box Has Been Found

Investigators have found the flight data recorders from an Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday. The devices recovered at the crash site were the Boeing 737 Max 8's cockpit voice recorder and digital flight data recorder. The plane was en route from Addis Ababa to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi, when it crashed six minutes after take-off, killing all 157 people on board. Several airlines have grounded the Boeing model following the disaster. The months-old aircraft came down near the town of Bishoftu, 60km (37 miles) south-east of the capital at 08:44 local time (05:44 GMT). The cause of the disaster is not yet clear. But the pilot had reported difficulties and asked to return to Addis Ababa, Ethiopian Airlines said. "At this stage, we can't rule out anything, We ca...
‘Thunder Strike Any Man Who Is Dating More Than One Woman’ – Juliet Ibrahim Said
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‘Thunder Strike Any Man Who Is Dating More Than One Woman’ – Juliet Ibrahim Said

Actress Juliet Ibrahim has called on thunder to strike any man who is dating more than one lady. With Valentine’s day fast approaching, the beautiful actress took to social media with praises for men who have only one girlfriend. Juliet Ibrahim said: “To all the guys with one girlfriend may God bless you financially this year! Amen.” She however cautioned her followers who have more than one girlfriend to not type amen so as to avoid incurring the wrath of thunder. She continued: “If you type Amen and you know you’re lying the thunder, the thunder”. Juliet Ibrahim is an actress who frequently features in Nigerian and Ghanaian movies. She once dated Nigerian rapper Iceberg Slim. Their relationship however ended up in disaster with both of them washing their dirty linen in public....
50 Things Apostle Johnson Suleman Said In His 2019 Prophecies
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50 Things Apostle Johnson Suleman Said In His 2019 Prophecies

2019 Prophecies By Apostle Johnson Suleman President of Omega Fire Ministries Worldwide, Apostle Johnson Suleman has released his 2019 Prophecies concerning Nigeria. The cleric released the prophecies on Monday night during the cross over service into 2019. As part of the prophecies, Apostle Suleiman predicted that the 2019 election will be 100 percent rigged as well as Igbo presidency in 2023. He also predicted educational, African and international affairs including Donald Trump losing a second term bid as America’s president. Below are 50 prophecies he released for 2019: 1. Great agricultural boost for South Africa. 2. I saw an eclipse. 3. 2019 Nigeria election- 100% rigged. 4. Northern response to election results to shock the incumbent ...
Watch moment tsunami wiped a stage as band performed in Indonesia
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Watch moment tsunami wiped a stage as band performed in Indonesia

A horrific video showing the moment tsunami waves wiped out a stage as band performed at a concert in Indonesia is making rounds on the internet. A volcano-triggered tsunami left at least 168 people dead and hundreds more injured after slamming without warning into beaches around Indonesia’s Sunda Strait, officials said on Sunday, voicing fears that the toll was set to rise. Hundreds of buildings were destroyed by the wave, which hit the coast of southern Sumatra and the western tip of Java about 9:30 pm (1430 GMT) on Saturday after a volcano known as the “child” of Krakatoa erupted, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said. The tsunami swept through a stage where a band, The Seventeens, were playing at their concert. Watch the shocking video...
Woman narrates Her Horrific Date with an Igbo Man in the UK
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Woman narrates Her Horrific Date with an Igbo Man in the UK

A woman went on a date with an Igbo man who had been wooing her for a long while but the date turned out to be the worst disaster date of her life. Kandy narrated what transpired during the date on Twitter and her narration left everyone shocked to the extent that some Igbo men replied to apologize on behalf of the man and say they are disappointed in him Read Kandy's narration of the date below.    

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