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Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment
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Federal Polytechnic Bauchi sacks two lecturers for alleged sexual harassment

The Governing Council of the Federal Polytechnic, Bauchi, has sacked two of its lecturers who were found guilty of sexually harassing their students. This decision was made during the 98th meeting of the Governing Council of the Polytechnic which was held on Saturday, October 23. The dismissed lecturers are Musa Baba Abubakar of the General Studies Department and Adebusoye Michael Sunday of the Nutrition and Dietetics Department. The development follows a complaint by a Human Rights Organization, Prison Inmate Development, (PIDI Nigeria) accusing the management of the institutition of attempt to shield Mr. Musa Baba Abubakar, who is notorious for sexually harassing female students. The letter of complaint addressed to the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Ministry...
Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace
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Wilson overhead stunner earns Newcastle point at Palace

Callum Wilson's stunning overhead kick earned Newcastle their first point under new ownership, drawing 1-1 with a wasteful Crystal Palace at Selhurst Park. It had been another turbulent week for Newcastle, having dismissed Steve Bruce on Wednesday and placing his assistant Graeme Jones in interim charge for the next two games. It was a tough assignment at Selhurst Park too, with Crystal Palace unbeaten at home under Patrick Vieira this season. The hosts dominated the first half, but had little to show for it at the break. Christian Benteke had nodded onto the post in the first of a plethora of missed chances. After another miss early in the second half, Benteke did finally make the breakthrough when he deservedly nodded Palace ahead (56). But their lead lasted less than 10 min...
Update: Real Madrid star Karim Benzema’s lawyers demand sex-tape blackmail case against the France striker is dismissed
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Update: Real Madrid star Karim Benzema’s lawyers demand sex-tape blackmail case against the France striker is dismissed

Karim Benzema's lawyers have called for charges against him over an attempt to blackmail fellow player Mathieu Valbuena with a sex tape to be dismissed. On the last day of hearings, Benzema's lawyers claimed the prosecution had failed to provide evidence to convict the star of complicity in an attempt to blackmail. 'One can ask what really interests French people in this case? Sex? Money? Football? Not the judicial element in any case,' lawyer Antoine Vey told the court, adding that the prosecution's case had been built around Valbuena's 'feelings'. Addressing the judge, he added: 'It's never too late to do some law. You are the final safeguard.' Benzema's other lawyer, Sylvain Cormier, criticised a 'media-judicial circus'. The prosecution demanded a 10-month suspended sen...
Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel
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Ballon D’Or 2021: I’m not interested in five Chelsea players nominated – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has brutally dismissed five members of his squad nominated for this year’s Ballon D’Or. Captain Cesar Azpilicueta, N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mason Mount and Romelu Lukaku all made the 30-man shortlist. Although Tuchel said he is “super happy” for them, he made it clear he does not care for individual awards. Ahead of their Premier League at Brentford on Saturday, Tuchel was asked about his players receiving a nomination for this year’s Ballon d’Or. “Do you believe me if I tell you that I don’t even know who it is on the list? “I’m not into these single, individual awards. I believe this is a team effort. I believe what we did last season, for these players on the list, was a team effort. “We were more than just single players, we were a tea...
Terrorists not camping around Abuja – Defence HQS
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Terrorists not camping around Abuja – Defence HQS

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has dismissed claims that suspected terrorists are setting up camps around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Irabor reacted to the rumors when he spoke during the Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, October 14. Recall that Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere on Wednesday raised the alarm that it had gained intelligence from some sources that the terrorists had started setting up camps around the FCT and Niger State, calling for immediate action. Reacting to the claim, Irabor said ir is false and should be disregarded. He pointed out that many people pushing out information do so to ‘fly agenda kites’, adding that if there was anything like being...
Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman
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Supreme Court upholds Soludo as APGA’s Anambra governorship candidate and Oye as National Chairman

The Supreme court has affirmed the candidacy of Professor Chukwuma Soludo as the Governorship candidate of APGA in Anambra governorship election come 6th November 2021. This comes after over two hours of fierce legal battle by lawyers on Thursday, October 14, in Abuja. The apex court also upheld the judgement of the Court of Appeal, Kano Division delivered on August 10, which had affirmed Chief Victor Oye as the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and validated the primary election that produced Soludo. In a judgment of a five-man panel of justices of the court, the appeal filed by one Jude Okeke was dismissed on the ground of being an abuse of court process. Justice Mary Peter Odili, who delivered the lead judgment, awarded a sum of N1 million to be paid...
Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault case recommended for dismissal by a Las Vegas court
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Cristiano Ronaldo’s sexual assault case recommended for dismissal by a Las Vegas court

Cristiano Ronaldo's sexual assault case has been recommended for dismissal by a Las Vegas court after the Manchester United star was accused of raping former model Kathryn Mayorga in a hotel room in 2009. The civil court in the US has ruled the historic accusations made by Kathryn Mayorga be thrown out. 'We are pleased with the Court's detailed review of this matter and its willingness to justly apply the law to the facts and recommend dismissal of the civil case against Mr. Ronaldo, ' said the forward's lawyer Peter S. Christiansen. The Portuguese footballer has always maintained his relations with Mayorga were consensual and a Nevada court has now recommended that the Portuguese's motion for terminating the case be granted. Mayorga's legal team could yet object to the...
Solskjaer Dismisses Questions Over Sancho’s Form
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Solskjaer Dismisses Questions Over Sancho’s Form

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has dismissed questions over Jadon Sancho's form and insisted the summer signing will shine in a Manchester United shirt. Sancho scored 16 goals and had 20 assists in all competitions for Borussia Dortmund last season, but is yet to register in either category since his £73m move to Old Trafford this summer. England manager Gareth Southgate suggested Sancho's recent form was not worthy of the international call he received on Thursday and said he would need help settling in the Premier League. But Solskjaer was left to ask if Southgate had been watching the night before, when Sancho played 75 minutes of United's 2-1 Champions League win over Villarreal. "Was that interview done before Wednesday night?" he said when Southgate's comments, made on Thursday...
US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations
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US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations

The top professional women’s soccer league in the United States, under fire for its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against a head coach, announced on Friday that it was postponing its weekend matches. “This week, and much of this season, has been incredibly traumatic for our players and staff, and I take full responsibility for the role I have played,” National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) commissioner Lisa Baird said. “I am so sorry for the pain so many are feeling,” Baird said in a statement. “Recognizing that trauma, we have decided not to take the field this weekend to give everyone some space to reflect.” The postponement came after the North Carolina Courage fired head coach Paul Riley on Thursday for what the team called “very serious allegations of mi...
Fake and fantasy’ – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reacts to alleged abuse of protesters
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Fake and fantasy’ – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko reacts to alleged abuse of protesters

Belarusian President, Alexander Lukashenko has refused to apologize for the widespread human rights violations in the country since his disputed re-election last year. In an interview with CNN, Lukashenko known as 'Europe's last dictator', dismissed reports his military meted out abuses to his critics and anti-government protesters saying Belarus didn't have detention centers like Guatanamo bay . CNN using evidence from Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International questioned LUkashenko over reports of detainees reporting injuries including broken bones and burns, while others said they were forced to lie naked in dirt while being assaulted. Lukashenko responded: "You know, we don't have a single detention center, as you say, like Guantanamo, or those bases that the United ...
LaLiga: Koeman banned for Barcelona’s matches against Levante, Atletico Madrid
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LaLiga: Koeman banned for Barcelona’s matches against Levante, Atletico Madrid

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has been handed a two-match ban on Friday. The Dutchman had complained at the end of their 0-0 draw at Cadiz on Thursday. The result extended Barca’s winless streak to three matches and increased the pressure on Koeman. Koeman was dismissed deep into stoppage time for complaints directed at the fourth official. The Spanish football federation has now determined that his behaviour merits a tougher two-game suspension than the automatic one-game ban for a red card. Koeman will miss the home match against Levante in LaLiga on Sunday, as well as the team’s visit to defending champions Atletico Madrid next weekend.
Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court
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Police officer who killed young lady in Ijeshatedo dismissed from service; to be arraigned in court

The police officer who fatally shot a young lady at her home in Ijeshatedo, Lagos state on September 11, has been dismissed from service and would be arraigned in court soon. The police made this known in a statement signed by the Lagos State Police Command PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu. It reads ''This is to inform the general public that Sgt Samuel Philipps who was tried for the shooting incident of 11th September, 2021 that led to the death of Monsurat Ojuade has been dismissed from the Nigeria Police Force. He was dismissed after conclusion of his orderly room trial. The suspect will be charged to court today for murder. Recall that the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, had promised that the matter would be properly investigated and that justice would be serv...
PSG vs Lyon: Why I took off Messi -Pochettino
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PSG vs Lyon: Why I took off Messi -Pochettino

Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino defended his decision to take off Lionel Messi as the former Barcelona man made his home debut in Sunday’s Ligue 1 game against Lyon. Messi was outstanding in the first half at the Parc des Princes but began to fade from the game after the break and was replaced by Achraf Hakimi for the final quarter of an hour with the score 1-1 at the time. PSG won 2-1 with a stoppage-time headed goal by substitute Mauro Icardi. “Everyone knows we have great players, a squad of 35. It is my decision. We can only have 11 players on the field at one time,” Pochettino said. “I only think about the best decision in each game, for each player, just as every coach does. “We are here to make decisions. Sometimes people will be happy with them,...
Singer, Marilyn Manson’s rape accuser’s lawsuit dismissed
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Singer, Marilyn Manson’s rape accuser’s lawsuit dismissed

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit from a woman who accused American 'Singer, Marilyn Manson's rape accuser's lawsuit dismissed and song writer, Marilyn Manson of raping her as well as threatening her life. Court documents obtained by some American news outlets revealed that Justice Gregory Keosian sustained Manson’s objection and dismissed the complaint due to the statute of limitations. The woman, anonymously identified as Jane Doe, claimed Manson, whose real name is Brian Warner, raped her after they began dating in 2011. She said she "repressed" her memories until this February when several women came forward to publicly accuse the singer of sexual and physical abuse. Judge Keosian dismissed the case citing that her claims of having repressed memories (classified as “delayed di...
Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach
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Serie A: Cagliari appoint Walter Mazzarri as coach

Cagliari named Walter Mazzarri as their new coach on Wednesday following the sacking of Leonardo Semplici three matches into the new Serie A season. In a statement, Cagliari said that former Napoli and Inter Milan coach Mazzarri had signed a deal until the end of June 2024. Semplici was dismissed after Cagliari lost 3-2 at home to Genoa on Sunday, leaving them 17th in Italy’s top-flight with just a point from their three opening league matches. They face a daunting trip to Lazio on Sunday as Maurizio Sarri’s side try to bounce back from losing 2-0 at AC Milan at the weekend. Mazzarri had been out of the game since being sacked by Torino in February last year. The 59-year-old’s best period came during his four seasons at Napoli between 2009 and 2013, where he won the 2012 I...
Grealish nets on CL bow as Man City hit six
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Grealish nets on CL bow as Man City hit six

Jack Grealish marked his Champions League debut with a goal and an assist as Manchester City beat RB Leipzig 6-3 in an entertaining encounter. Pep Guardiola's side made the perfect start to their Group A campaign as Grealish crossed for Nathan Ake to head home (16) before Nordi Mukiele scored an own goal (28) from a superb Kevin De Bruyne centre. Christopher Nkunku, who netted a hat-trick on the night, scored the first of his three just before the break (42) but a Riyad Mahrez penalty (45+1) restored the two-goal cushion. Nkunku headed home (51) to make things interesting but a spectacular Grealish finish five minutes later kept Leipzig at arm's length. The Germans, who have lost three of their four Bundesliga matches this season, kept attacking in brave fashion and Nkunku fired...
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...
Bruno Fernandes Reacts to Claims he can’t play with Ronaldo
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Bruno Fernandes Reacts to Claims he can’t play with Ronaldo

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has dismissed claims that he and Cristiano Ronaldo cannot play in the same team. Ronaldo scored twice while Fernandes also got on the scoresheet, as United beat Newcastle 4-1 on Saturday. Fernandes instantly became United’s talisman after he arrived from Sporting Lisbon in January 2020. However, Ronaldo’s arrival this summer, led to questions over whether his influence would wane. “‘Of course, that was never in doubt. Good players can be put together and always play well. Some days you can play well, some other days no. But it is not because one is closing the space of another. It’s because football is like that sometimes. “Everyone knows what Cristiano Ronaldo brought for the club and we are really happy t...
We Don’t Award Preferential Cut-off Marks To Northerners – JAMB Tackles El-Rufai
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We Don’t Award Preferential Cut-off Marks To Northerners – JAMB Tackles El-Rufai

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has dismissed reports by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State accusing the board of giving preferential cut-off marks to students sitting for UTME in the north. Recall that El-Rufai told Channels TV that the board usually gives a lower cut-off mark to candidates from the northern region for admission to tertiary institutions. He however stated that for the sake of maintaining standards in the nation’s education sector such practice must stop and all candidates must be treated equally. According to him, the preferential treatment has been counterproductive as it has made northerners lazy, hence the need for JAMB to stop the act. Reacting in an interview with PUNCH, JAMB’s Head of Information and Media, Fabian Benjamin, said El-Rufai w...
“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo
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“Fulani Herdsmen are sponsored, I know it-Bishop Oyedepo

Senior Pastor of the Living Faith Church, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said that Fulani herdsmen have become a menace in Nigeria and that he knows that they are being sponsored. His statement comes even as herders under the Miyetti Allah Kauta Hore have said they will not recognize the Southern governors' anti-grazing policy, describing it as 'satanic.' Read here. Oyedepo while preaching in his church recently, said the last five years from 2015 till now has been the worst in the history of Nigeria. ''Fulani herdsmen have become a menace. They are sponsored. I know it. There are things you think you know that God shows to prophets. The things they are calling findings now, I found it longest time. You don't need intelligence antenna as a Prophet to find it. I saw this government...
What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu
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What Buhari has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists – Garba Shehu

Presidential aide, Garba Shehu has dismissed claims of preferential treatment in the handling of matters concerning bandits and other people posing threats to the nation’s stability in the Northern region of the country. Shehu who was asked in interview with BBC Pidgin on Saturday August 28, why the Federal Government had not declared bandits and criminal herdsmen, "terrorists" or outlawed them just as it proscribed IPOB, alleged that what the Buhari-led administration has done to bandits is worse than declaring them terrorists. He said that while there is a subsisting order by the President to shoot any bandit on sight, there is no such order against the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB). Shehu said; “What the Buhari administration has done to the arms-wielding b...
Serie A: Pedro dumps Roma for Lazio following criticism of Mourinho
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Serie A: Pedro dumps Roma for Lazio following criticism of Mourinho

Former Chelsea, winger Pedro, has dumped AS Roma, signing for city rivals, Lazio over the presence of former boss, Jose Mourinho at the club. The Spanish winger has also become the first player to move between the two fierce rivals in 40 years. The last player to make a such move was Carlo Perrone, and he was moved from Lazio for Roma forty years ago. Pedro played 27 games for Roma last season, scoring five goals and talkSPORT reports that the 34-year-old’s move may not be unconnected to comments he made about his former boss Mourinho while both men were in Chelsea Mourinho joined Roma in the summer after he was sacked by Tottenham earlier in 2021. Pedro and Mourinho worked together at at Stamford Bridge in 2015, after the Portuguese gaffer signed him from Barcelona. Ho...
PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona
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PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona

Barcelona left-back, Jordi Alba, has debunked claims that he was responsible for Lionel Messi’s exit from Camp Nou as he refused to agree to a pay cut. With Barcelona in more than £1.1 billion debt, the Catalan club was unable to register a two-year contract that Messi agreed because it did not meet LaLiga’s financial regulations. Reports had emerged that Barcelona had asked some of its senior players for salary reductions so that they could keep the Argentine captain, and that Alba rejected the request. However, the Spain defender has now dismissed any talk of that being true, insisting that he feels he has been maligned by sections of the media and Messi, who eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain, understood him best. “Apart from being the best ever, Leo [Lion...
Osun Police dismiss police officer for causing death of a member of the public
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Osun Police dismiss police officer for causing death of a member of the public

A trigger-happy policeman, Sergeant Adamu Garba, who allegedly shot and killed a young man in Osogbo, state capital of Osun, has been dismissed from the service of the Nigeria Police Force. Adamu with Force No. 467549, was tried in accordance to the Force's laid down disciplinary procedure by undergoing an orderly trial, which pronounced him guilty and was subsequently releaved of his job. Disclosing this to newsmen, the spokesperson of the state police command, SP Yemisi Opalola Olawoyin, said the policeman had on July 27, 2021 shot and killed one Saheed Olabomi in Osogbo, resulting in his arrest and detention. Olawoyin recalled in the release that, the state Commissioner of Police, Olawale Olokode had, in the wake of the dastardly act, promised to feed the public back on the...
Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks
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Court Dismisses Evans’ N200m suit against police over seized trucks

A Lagos state division of the Court of Appeal on Thursday August 12, dismissed an appeal filed by suspected kidnapper Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, also known as Evans, against the judgment of Justice Hadizat Rabiu-Shagari of the Federal High Court, Lagos over his seized 25 trucks by the Nigeria Police. Respondents in the case filed by Evans' lawyer, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, are the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Inspector-General of Police Response Team (IRT), Lagos State Commissioner of Police and Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). Evans in the lawsuit accused the Inspector-General of Police and four others of unlawfully seizing his 25 trucks without court order on June 15, 2017, and converting them to their own. He asked the court to award N200 million as general and exemplary damag...
Chelsea: What Timo Werner said about Lukaku
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Chelsea: What Timo Werner said about Lukaku

Chelsea striker, Timo Werner, has dismissed suggestions he might be worried about Romelu Lukaku’s pending arrival at Chelsea. Werner, however, said that he and the rest of Chelsea teammates would benefit from Lukaku’s presence in the Blues squad. Lukaku, 28, has flown to London to complete his £97.5million move to Chelsea from Inter after undergoing the first part of his medical in Milan on Monday. Asked if he is fazed by Lukaku’s pending arrival, Werner told Sky Sports: “He’s probably one of the best three strikers in the world at the moment, no question. “I don’t think we need to say too much about him. He’s a world-class striker who will benefit any team. “I certainly think at Leipzig it always helped me having a big striker alongside me. “I think that’s always goo...
Primary and secondary schools remain shut until security improves – Kaduna state government
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Primary and secondary schools remain shut until security improves – Kaduna state government

  The Kaduna State Government has said that all primary and secondary schools in the state are to remain closed until the security situation in the state improves significantly. Kaduna has been worst hit with attacks from bandits with repeated abduction of students from both public and private schools. Earlier today, reports were rife that the state had lifted the suspension of academic activities and that schools would resume today August 9 for the third term session. However, at a joint press conference this afternoon, the state's Commissioner for Education, Dr Shehu Muhammad, and the Commissioner for Internal Security and Home Affairs, Mr Samuel Aruwan, dismissed the claim. Muhammad explained that the schools were earlier scheduled to reopen on Aug. 9, but that the m...
IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers
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IPOB’s sit-at-home : Absentee workers will forfeit August Salary- Anambra state govt threatens workers

The Anambra state government has threatened to withhold the August salary of any of its workers who fail to show up at work on Monday, August 9 because of the sit-at-home order issued by the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB. This was contained in a circular to the heads of all the Ministries and parastatals by the Head of Service HOS, Harry Uduh. The circular directed all Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries to monitor compliance in the State and report back ''The Government of Anambra State has directed that all workers in the State must attend to their duties on Monday 9th August 2021 as failure to do so will result in severe sanctions including loss of Salary for the month of August. All Hon. Commissioners and Permanent Secretaries are to monitor and report compliance ple...
Court orders EFCC to Unfreeze Raymond Dokpesi’s Account
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Court orders EFCC to Unfreeze Raymond Dokpesi’s Account

The Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Justice John Tsoho, issued an order unfreezing the bank account of the Chairman of Daar Communications Plc, Raymond Dokpesi. Justice Tsoho gave the order on Tuesday, August 3, while delivering a ruling on Dokpesi’s application argued by Mr Kanu Agabi. The judge ordered that the account domiciled at First Bank be immediately "unfrozen" since the criminal charges which precipitated the restriction on the account had been dismissed and Dokpesi discharged and acquitted by the Court of Appeal. The judge said that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had no basis to put a post no debit order on the account in view of the subsisting and valid judgment of the Court of Appeal. He held that there was no application by the EFCC...
Nigerian Army Lied; My Husband Wasn’t Fake Policeman – Wife Of Suspect Arrested In Borno Shares Video Evidence
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Nigerian Army Lied; My Husband Wasn’t Fake Policeman – Wife Of Suspect Arrested In Borno Shares Video Evidence

According to an exclusive report by SaharaReporters, Mrs. Ngozi Ojeh, the wife of Ebenezer Ojeh, the police officer arrested for alleged possession of illegal weapons in Borno State, has dismissed claims that her husband is a fake policeman. It had been reported last week that troops of the Nigerian Army’s operation Hadin Kai arrested a supposedly fake policeman who was in possession of illegal ammunition. A military source had alleged that Ojeh was intercepted at a checkpoint by troops from the 154 Task Force battalion, Ngamdu, along Maiduguri-Damaturu Highway on Sunday. An army officer, DY Chiwar, who is the commander of the battalion, was said to have ordered Ojeh's arrest, after noticing suspicious movements. When interrogated by the troops, the suspect was said to have...
Man City clears air on signing Harry Kane from Tottenham for £160m
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Man City clears air on signing Harry Kane from Tottenham for £160m

  Manchester City has rubbished reports that they have reached an agreement with Tottenham Hotspur to sign their striker, Harry Kane, for £160 million. Reports had earlier emerged that Man City reportedly had one bid in excess of £100 million for Kane rejected last month by Tottenham, and they were said to have upped their bid this week. The Citizen was also said to have prepared a £400,000-a-week contract for Kane that will see him become the highest-paid player in the Premier League. However, according to Manchester Evening News, the Premier League champions have now dismissed talk of a fresh bid for Kane, adding that they are yet to submit another offer to Spurs for the England captain. This comes following suggestions earlier this week that one of Raheem Sterlin...
Sheikh Abduljabbar is Fine – Prison dismisses poison rumour
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Sheikh Abduljabbar is Fine – Prison dismisses poison rumour

Rumour of Sheikh Abduljabbar Nasiru Kabara being poisoned has been debunked by Kano state command of the Nigerian Correctional Service. The controversial Kano-based Islamic cleric had been arrested and charged to court for blasphemy. Sheikh Abduljabbar was accused of making statements mortifying the companions and sacrilegious to the Holy Prophet Muhammad (S.A.W). Abduljabbar's lawyer,Yakubu Abdullahi who visited him in prison where he is being held in custody after the case was adjourned till July 28, was quoted saying that he was sick. The lawyer reportedly said the Sheik had been poisoned at a Correctional facility in Kano. The claim was however dismissed by the command. According to the command, the cleric is "hale and hearty". The statement read; “The attention of the ...
We are our own problem in the north, that’s the reason power is about to vacate from the region – Governor Matawalle
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We are our own problem in the north, that’s the reason power is about to vacate from the region – Governor Matawalle

Governor Matawalle has stated that the north is the cause of some of the problems witnessed in the region. Matawalle said this in an interview on DW Hausa while firing back at those calling for his removal over his defection. He also dismissed claim of moving to the All Progressives Congress from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) because he wanted to seal his second term deal. The Governor said; “Let the people of Zamfara continue engaging with their own business as usual. Those who are mongering this are ignorant. They are worried about the second term, not me. “No one is guaranteed for tomorrow, even an hour per se. I am contented with what Allah made me. As far as I am concerned, if I am done with this first term successfully, I am okay with that. I grateful to Allah a...
Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win
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Mourinho begins Roma reign with 10-0 win

  Jose Mourinho begun his time at Roma on a great note, as they beat Tuscans Montecatini 10-0 in a pre-season friendly on Thursday. The 58-year-old signed a three-year deal with the Serie A side in May, shortly after he was dismissed from Tottenham Hotspur. Mourinho has decided to take on a new challenge in the Italian capital. And the former Chelsea, Man United and Spurs manager enjoyed the best start possible, after hammering local side Tuscans Montecatini. Spectators were not allowed to attend the game played at the Fulvio Bernardini training centre, as Borja Mayoral hit a hat-trick while Nicolo Zaniolo, who wore the captain’s armband, found the net. Carles Perez, Gianluca Mancini, Riccardo Calafiori, Nicola Zalewski and Amadou Diawara all added their names to...
I Can’t be a Father, need Money for Full Transformation Surgery – Ex- Falcons player, James Johnson
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I Can’t be a Father, need Money for Full Transformation Surgery – Ex- Falcons player, James Johnson

Former Super Falcons defender, James Johnson, who was born intersex, has revealed he is still struggling to be a father following his transformation into a man. Johnson, previously named Iyabode Abade, was dismissed from the Nigerian women’s national team after they discovered he was intersex. Speaking on TVC ‘Your View’ on Tuesday, Johnson who was born and brought up as a female said he was born with both male and female organs and after sometime chose to become a man. According to him, he needs to undergo the final surgery before he can become a father and a full grown man. “I need to do the final surgery to be a full blown man, I’ve done two surgeries. But now I’m finding it difficult to be a father because I’m yet to perform the last surgery due to lack of funds,” he sa...
COVID19 vaccines do not cause magnetism in bodies – NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib says
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COVID19 vaccines do not cause magnetism in bodies – NPHCDA boss, Dr Faisal Shuaib says

The Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency, Dr Faisal Shuaib, has dismissed reports claiming that the COVID19 vaccines when administered on a person, causes magnetism.   There have been widespread theories online suggesting that the COVID19 vaccines cause a body to become magnetic.   At a press conference in Abuja, Dr. Shuaib dismissed the claim saying it is the work of rumor mongers and mischief-makers. ''The anti-vaccination elements have come up with magnetic conspiracy, in which they claim, and are deceiving people with videos, that COVID-19 vaccine creates magnetic field around vaccination site and can cause the body to light up an electric bulb. As ridiculous as this and other conspiracy theo...
“We’ll be Spurred as Underdogs” – Home based Super Eagles’ defender, Olisa Ndah says ahead of Mexico clash
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“We’ll be Spurred as Underdogs” – Home based Super Eagles’ defender, Olisa Ndah says ahead of Mexico clash

Akwa United defender, Olisa Ndah, has spoken out ahead of the Super Eagles match against Mexico in Los Angeles in July 3. The international friendly match will be played solely by the home based super eagles players that is players that play in the local Nigeria Professional Football League. Super Eagles Head coach, Gernot Rohr has dismissed the home based Eagles chances against Mexico but Delta state born Ndah says these crop of home-based Super Eagles have what it takes to cause a stir in America “Mexico don’t scare us. They may have big name players with quality, but we shall match them grit for grit and skill for skill. We are going into the game as underdogs and we are okay with that and it will spur us to perform well against Mexico,” Ndah told Completesports. “We are...
Efia Odo and14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners granted bail
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Efia Odo and14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners granted bail

Actress Efia Odo and 14 other #FixTheCountry campaigners have been granted bail after being arrested by the police at a Ghanaian court earlier yesterday. LIB reported that they were arrested after they arrived the court to witness the final ruling on a lawsuit instituted by the Ghana Police Service who sought for an injunction to stop #FixTheCountry campaigners from going ahead with their protest. Though why they were arrested is still unclear at the moment, the Ghanaian has however confirmed their release by sharing a photo of her and other campaigners, revealing they were granted bail. Also speaking to JoyNews, Efia said she and the other protestors were outside taking pictures while waiting for the court to deliver a ruling at 1:30 pm. Expressing her disappointment, ...
Ogun Police Dismiss Reports Claiming Fulani Herdsmen Invaded a Primary School and Killed two pupils
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Ogun Police Dismiss Reports Claiming Fulani Herdsmen Invaded a Primary School and Killed two pupils

The Ogun state police command has dismissed claims being made by some social media users that some Fulani herdsmen invaded the St. John Anglican Primary school Agodo and hacked two pupils to death. DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi who is the spokesperson of the command described the allegation as a ''lie from the pit of hell''. According to Oyeyemi, the mischief-makers used an old video from 2018 when a mentally unstable man stormed the school and killed to pupils to make the false claim. Read his statement below... The attention of Ogun state police command has been drawn to an information circulating on social media titled #DemonOnLoose# . In the said write up, the writer wrote that some Fulani herders invaded St. John's Anglican Primary School Agodo, Ogun state and turned the schoo...
Mbong Amata’s Friend Debunk’s Jeta Amata’s Claim that the Actress’ mum has been trying to Kidnap their Daughter
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Mbong Amata’s Friend Debunk’s Jeta Amata’s Claim that the Actress’ mum has been trying to Kidnap their Daughter

A friend of actress, Mbong Amata, has dismissed claims made by her ex-husband and filmmaker, Jeta Amata, that the actress's mum had tried to kidnap their daughter, Veno, from him on several occasions. Recall that sometime last week, Jeta took to social media to raise alarm over the whereabouts of Mbong who he claimed has not been in touch with their daughter, Veno, since January 1st 2021. He also shared a video of Veno appealing to her mum to reach out to her. Yesterday, he shared a post on his Instagram page in which he alleged that the actress's mum had tried on several occasions to ''kidnap' their daughter from him. Well, a friend of the actress who is in the know of what is happening took to LIB's IG page to dismiss Jeta's claim. According to her, Jeta locked up Veno in a ...
Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha
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Alleged defilement: ”It will not be well with them”- veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, curses those who he claims ganged up against Baba Ijesha

Veteran actor, Deji Aderemi, has dismissed claims that his colleague, Baba Ijesha, defiled the foster daughter of comedienne, Princess. Speaking at the Lagos State Special Offences Court in Lagos where Baba Ijesha is currently being arraigned for a ruling of his bail application, Aderemi alleged that some persons ganged up against Baba Ijesha to send him to prison and that it will never be well with them. ''I came to court because they said somebody slept with someone. This is a normal thing in our industry. Even you reporters, would you say you do not sleep with each other? It is something that happens everyday in the industry. If this person has done something wrong, they should reprimand him rather than laying false accusations on him. There is no successful female actor th...
Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge
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Court Clears Senator Nwaoboshi of N322m Fraud Charge

Justice Chukwujekwu Aneke of the Federal High Court in Lagos has dismissed the N322million money laundering charge filed against Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The judge in a ruling delivered today June 18, held that the EFCC failed to prove the elements of the offences for which it charged the lawmaker. The judge also discharged Nwaoboshi’s two firms – Golden Touch Construction Project Ltd and Suiming Electrical Ltd – on the same ground. The Senator who represents Delta North Senatorial district, and his companies, were arraigned in 2018 before Justice Mohammed Idris who was later elevated to the Court of Appeal. They were then re-arraigned before Justice Aneke on October 5, 2018. In the two-count charge marked FHC/L/117C/18., th...
FUOYE suspends lecturer over alleged sexual harassment, another under probe
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FUOYE suspends lecturer over alleged sexual harassment, another under probe

The management of the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, Ekiti State, on Tuesday, announced the suspension of a lecturer in the Theatre and Media Arts Department, Dr Desen Mbachaga, over alleged sexual harassment. The Chief Information Officer to the Vice-Chancellor, Mr Foluso Ogunmodede, said Mbachaga, an associate professor, was suspended “on the grounds of a prima facie evidence of sexual harassment established against him by a panel set up by the institution’s Faculty of Arts, which investigated the allegation.” Ogunmodede, in a statement titled, ‘FUOYE suspends lecturer over alleged sexual harassment’, said, “The Vice-Chancellor, Prof Abayomi Fasina, has set up a five-member committee to further probe the allegation with a view to getting to the root of the allegation of sexual ...
Update: Yeni Kuti Denies reports her Brother, Seun, Disrespected Governor Sanwo-Olu at her Party
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Update: Yeni Kuti Denies reports her Brother, Seun, Disrespected Governor Sanwo-Olu at her Party

Yeni Kuti, the first child of afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti has denied media reports claiming her brother, Seun, disrespected Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at her 60th birthday party which held in Lagos last night, May 24. HipTV had shared a video claiming Seun disrespected the governor at her party. Reacting to the claim via Twitter, Yeni gave an explanation as to why Seun was angry at the party and dismissed insinuations that he was disrespectful to the governor. ''What happened was that the security detail in the course of doing their duty pushed his wife. He got upset at them understandably so, not the Governor. He even explained to the governor. I beg o! He has home training. @RealSeunKuti''
Lagos Police Command Dismiss Reports a Police station was Burnt by Hoodlums
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Lagos Police Command Dismiss Reports a Police station was Burnt by Hoodlums

The Lagos State Police Command has dismissed reports claiming a police station in the state was set ablaze by hoodlums on Monday May 24. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, disclosed that some hoodlums attempted to set ablaze the Oke Odo Division of the command but were repelled, however twelve (12) of them were arrested. Adejobi while dismissing reports of the attack, stated that no life was lost during the failed attempt to attack the police station. Adejobi added that the command has restored normalcy to Elemoro where another set of hoodlums attempted to set ablaze the newly built police station which accommodates the Area J Command, Ajah, and Elemoro Division of the command in connection with a case of fatal acciden...
Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea: Blues Narrowly Make Top Four Thanks to Spurs Win after Defeat at Villa
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Aston Villa 2-1 Chelsea: Blues Narrowly Make Top Four Thanks to Spurs Win after Defeat at Villa

Chelsea squeezed into the top four spots despite losing 2-1 at Aston Villa, helped by London rivals Tottenham, who beat Leicester on a dramatic final day. Chelsea jumped in and out of the Champions League places over a topsy-turvy 90 minutes at Villa Park, despite being haunted by their former player Bertrand Traore on Sunday. Chelsea dominated the early stages as they camped in Villa's defensive third, but the hosts eventually took the sting out and went ahead through former Chelsea man Bertrand Traore's near-post effort from a low, well-worked corner (43). With Leicester and Liverpool also winning at the time, Chelsea were already fifth by the time Anwar El Ghazi converted a penalty to make it 2-0 after Traore had been tripped by Jorginho (52). Ben Chilwell clawed one bac...
Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail
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Alleged $350k fraud: US court denies Ogun state governor’s aide, Abidemi Rufai, bail

A federal magistrate in New York has dismissed the bail application of Abidemi Rufai, a Senior Special Assistant to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, who was arrested last Friday, May 14 for allegedly committing $350,000 employment fraud in Washington. LIB had earlier reported that the 42-year-old was arrested at the John F Kennedy International Airport in New York while attempting to flee the country. A statement released by the US Department of Justice alleged that Rufai used pseudo names like Sandy Tang and the stolen identities of more than 100 Washington residents to file fraudulent claims with Employment Security Department for unemployment benefits during the COVID19 pandemic last year. Rufai made his initial appearance last Saturday in New York and he appeared for a dete...
Eastern Security Network ESN doesn’t engage in criminality or terror – Nnamdi Kanu
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Eastern Security Network ESN doesn’t engage in criminality or terror – Nnamdi Kanu

The leader of the Indigenious People of Biafra IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, has dismissed claims that men of the Eastern Security Network, ESN, were behind the various attacks in the Southern part of Nigeria. Kanu on December 13 2020 launched the ESN security outfit due to the rising insecurity in the region. There have been allegations that the ESN was behind the various attacks on police formations in the South South and South Eastern parts of the country. In a tweet posted today, May 17, Kanu said operatives of the security outfit are too disciplined to be involved in criminal activities. His tweet reads “I’ve said it before but let me say it again that the Eastern Security Network I command is strictly organized to deal with TERRORIST herdsmen in our land. ESN is a highly dis...
Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Actor Kevin Spacey Dismissed as Male Accuser Refuses to Reveal his Identity
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Sexual Assault Lawsuit against Actor Kevin Spacey Dismissed as Male Accuser Refuses to Reveal his Identity

The sexual assault civil lawsuit against Hollywood actor, Kevin Spacey is set to be dismissed after the accuser refused to identify himself. The civil lawsuit against the House of Cards star alleges he sexually assaulted a teenager in the 1980s. A federal judge ruled last week that the man -- identified in court documents as C.D. -- who alleged Spacey sexually assaulted him when he was 14 must reveal his identity publicly. According to Judge Lewis A. Kaplan, the public has a legitimate interest in knowing the identity of the man, noting in this case "that interest is magnified because C.D. has made his allegations against a public figure." But Attorneys for the accuser have now filed a letter in a New York court informing the judge of the decision not to reveal his identity...
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. “...

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