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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018
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Sir Alex Ferguson Reveals he Cried over Fears he Would Lose Memory after Suffering Brain Haemorrhage in 2018

Manchester United legend, Sir AlexFerguson has revealed he cried over worries that he would lose his memory after suffering a brain haemorrhage three years ago. In a new trailer for a documentary on the iconic Manchester United manager’s life,  Ferguson's son, Jason makes a 999 call on May 5, 2018 after his father had collapsed. He was rushed to hospital and had emergency surgery and the documentary, Sir Alex Ferguson: Never Give In, reveals the fears he had over his memories. Speaking about that traumatic day, Sir Alex said: “I was crying because I don’t remember a thing.” Ferguson's son, Jason, who directed the documentary, said: “He just put his head in his hands and said ‘Oh, I hope there’s nothing wrong with my memory, there better be nothing wrong with my memor...
Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs
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Boko Haram fighters invade four Bauchi LGAs

The Bauchi State Government has said Boko Haram fighters have invaded four local government areas of the state that share a border with Geidam, Yobe State which was recently attacked and taken over by the insurgents. The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Sabiu Baba, disclosed this at a press conference after an emergency security council meeting held at the Government House, Bauchi on Monday and presided over by governor Bala Mohammed. According to Saidu, the four local governments are Zaki, Dambam, Darazo, and Gamawa. He said the sect members have launched an attack on a communication mast belonging to the Mobile TeleCommunication Network and carted away some of the properties. “There was an emergency security council meeting of Bauchi State this afternoon and the meeting ...
Woman, 39, ‘Killed and Partially Eaten’ by Bear as she Walked Dogs
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Woman, 39, ‘Killed and Partially Eaten’ by Bear as she Walked Dogs

A woman is believed to have been killed and partially eaten by a bear that attacked her while she walked her dogs. The woman, 39, was found dead off a highway near the city of Durango in Colorado, US. Authorities said there were "signs of consumption" on her body after it was discovered on Friday night, April 29. Her boyfriend told officials she had gone walking with her two dogs earlier in the day. The last time she spoke to him was late on Friday morning, according to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Her boyfriend, who has not been named, returned home at 8.30pm and found the two dogs outside their home. But his girlfriend, who has also not been named, was missing so he started searching for her. He eventually found the body at around 9.30pm and then called eme...
PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Meeting On Thursday
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PDP To Hold Emergency NEC Meeting On Thursday

Special Announcement: The @OfficialPDPNig, will hold an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) Meeting on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Venue: NEC Hall, PDP National Secretariat, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja. Time: 12:00Pm
Update: All 53 Sailors in Sunken Indonesian Navy Submarine Confirmed Dead
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Update: All 53 Sailors in Sunken Indonesian Navy Submarine Confirmed Dead

Indonesia’s military on Sunday April 25, officially said all 53 crew members from a submarine that sank last week are dead after the search teams located the vessel's wreckage on the ocean floor. The grim announcement comes days after Indonesia said the 43-year-old German-made submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was considered sunk, not merely missing, but did not state whether the crew was dead. Officials previously said the KRI Nanggala 402's oxygen supply would have run out early Saturday, three days after the vessel went missing off the resort island of Bali. Wreckage from the KRI Nanggala-402 was found Sunday on the bed of the Bali Sea at 850m. The navy said the diesel-powered submarine may have experienced a loss of battery power and was unable to return to the surface. Ther...
Why It’s Difficult To Tame Banditry — George Akume
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Why It’s Difficult To Tame Banditry — George Akume

The Minister of Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, George Akume, says Nigeria remains troubled by banditry and other security challenges owing to inadequate emergency preparedness, response and policy interventions. He said this in Abuja Wednesday at the launch of a book, A Planner’s Perspective on Disaster and Conflict; Issues of Forced Displacement of Persons, Management in Nigeria, authored by Bassey Ita Etim-Ikang. Akume said: “The challenges facing Nigeria includes but not limited to inadequate emergency preparedness and response, the gap between relief materials management and durable development projects, and ad-hoc planning and policy intervention. “There is also lack of institutional and legal framework for the management of internally displaced population ...
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup
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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin Warns that Players Involved in the European Super League Could be Banned from Playing Champions league & the World Cup

UEFA president, Aleksander Ceferin has stated that clubs and players involved in the proposed breakaway European Super League could be banned 'as soon as possible' from all of its competitions and the World Cup. Addressing an emergency meeting on Monday, April 19, after 12 of Europe's top clubs announced the European super league the European Super League, Ceferin launched a scathing attack on the plan, which could change the game of football forever. Ceferin has now refused to rule out that players could be banned from the Euros. When asked about when the ban would begin, he said: 'I do not know when.' 'We're still assessing with our legal team but we will take all the sanctions that we can and we will inform you as soon we can,' he said. 'My opinion is that as soon as pos...
Angry Man Utd Players Clash with Woodward Over Super League Plans
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Angry Man Utd Players Clash with Woodward Over Super League Plans

  Manchester United were fuming with the club’s executive vice-chairman, Ed Woodward, during an emergency meeting at Carrington on Monday, SportsMail reports. Some squad members were angry after they found out about the breakaway European Super League via the media on Sunday. Insiders also feel manager Ole Gunanr Solskjaer was thrown under the bus, when left to face questions after the story had broken during their 3-1 win over Burnley at Old Trafford, They made their feelings known and Woodward delivered a briefing via Zoom to explain the club’s position at their training base. It is understood the reception among many of the squad was “lukewarm at best”. Woodward however told the squad they were acting in Manchester United’s best interests. United and five o...
University Of Cape Town On Fire
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University Of Cape Town On Fire

The University of Cape Town (UCT) says all students on its main campus were being evacuated by emergency services support staff on Sunday as a runaway wildfire spread onto the campus grounds. In a statement, after the outbreak of a fire which gutted a section of the Rhodes Memorial restaurant, UCT said students were taken to predetermined locations. UCT spokesperson Elijah Moholola said reports that the university was evacuating hydrogen tanks from its science labs could not be confirmed. “We don’t have any info at this point and won't be getting it any moment soon as teams are working at various aspects of containing the fire. As soon as we are able to share further info, we will do so and respond to specific questions,” he said. Visuals of UCT students leaving their resid...
Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy
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Police orderly killed as gunmen open fire on Taraba Local Govt chairman’s convoy

A police orderly attached to Prince Shoban Tikari, the chairman of Takum Local Government Council of Taraba State, was killed when suspected bandits opened fire on the chairman’s vehicle. The incident happened on Saturday, April 17, in Dogo-Gawa village, Takum local governemnt area. Tikari, who confirmed the attack, said the gunmen in their numbers, launched an attack on his covoy while on his way to Takum, claiming the life of the deceased in the process. The chairman declined giving the name of the deceased, however, it was gathered that the policeman was of the 67 Mobile Police Squadron, located in the area. Following the attack, an emergency meeting was held at the local government council Chamber on the issues of kidnapping, robbery, and recent attack on the security a...
Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state
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Imo State Government Accuses former Governor, Rochas Okorocha, of being behind the attacks in the state

The Imo state government has accused a former governor of the state, Rochas Okorocha, of being the mastermind of the recent attacks on some state-owned facilities in Owerri, the state capital. According to Sahara Reporters, the state Commissioner for Information, Declan Emelumba, in a statement released, alleged that the former governor employed the services of thugs whom he had granted amnesty to unleash violence on the state. He said the state government was also in possession of information on how a Special Adviser to the former governor procured the thugs that invaded Owerri on Monday April 5, attacking the state police headquarters as well as the Owerri Custodial center. Emelumba said the aim of the former governor is to cause the state to be so troubled that the Federal gov...
Organizers End Edo 2020 Sports Festival Over Lack of Funds, Support from govt
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Organizers End Edo 2020 Sports Festival Over Lack of Funds, Support from govt

  The Local Organising Committee for Edo 2020 sports fiesta has announced that the national sports festival billed to end on the 14th of this month will now end on Thursday, 8 April due to lack of support from the federal government. According to the Project Manager, Media & Communications, Edo 2020, Ebomhiana Musa in a statement to DAILY POST, the LOC regrets to announce that it will end the games abruptly tomorrow, Thursday, April 8, 2021 for lack of funds. “Rising from an emergency meeting on Wednesday evening, the LOC says it has to take this hard decision due to lack of funds having expended its reserves to kick-start the games. “Regrettably, the FG is yet to redeem its pledge to support us as the host state financially for the cost of postponements. So, we ar...
Prophet Bushiri’s 8-year-old Daughter Dies after Battle with Lung Infection
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Prophet Bushiri’s 8-year-old Daughter Dies after Battle with Lung Infection

Israella, the 8-year-old daughter of Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) leader Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, has passed away. Israella died in the Intensive Care Unit of a Kenyan hospital in the early hours of Monday morning, March 29, Prophet Bushiri confirmed the sad news in a statement issued through his Facebook page on Monday morning. The embattled prophet had called an emergency prayer meeting on for his daughter saying she had been battling a lung infection for the past few weeks. Police in Malawi recently delayed Isabella seeking medical assistance when they blocked the prophet’s children, cousin Esther Bushiri and mother-in-law Magdalena Zgambo to depart from Kamuzu International Airport in Lilongwe in a private air ambulance. They were later allowed to travel b...
Dr.Dre’s Estranged wife, Nicole Young Denied a Restraining Order Against the Music Mogul after he called her ‘Greedy b*tch’ in new song
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Dr.Dre’s Estranged wife, Nicole Young Denied a Restraining Order Against the Music Mogul after he called her ‘Greedy b*tch’ in new song

Dr.Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young has reportedly been denied a restraining order against the music mogul after he called her 'greedy' in a song that prompted her to fear for her safety amid their ongoing divorce. Young, 51, requested the emergency domestic violence restraining order against her ex, 56, after he released a song last month in which he referred to her as a 'greedy b*tch' and a 'perjurer', according to TMZ. Young claims that she's concerned for her safety after the release of the song, and alleges 'he has upped the ante and is now outright threatening me to keep my mouth shut or else.' In the snippet, the hip-pop mogul referenced his recent stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a brain aneurysm and his wife's monetary demands in their ongoing div...
FG Introduces Temporary Passports For Nigerians Abroad
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FG Introduces Temporary Passports For Nigerians Abroad

The Federal Government on Monday inaugurated an electronic temporary passport to replace the emergency travel certificate for effective identity management. The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said in Abuja that the temporary passport was an electronic document with all the features of a regular passport. According to Aregbesola, the difference is that it is temporary and valid for one trip and will be retrieved from the user at the entry point. “The temporary passport is ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) compliant and is valid for only 30 days. “It’s a replacement for the hitherto emergency travel certificate issued to Nigerians in emergency situations where their passports were not available and had the need to travel to Nigeria. “This new documen...
Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism
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Four Secondary School Students Handed Over to Police in Calabar over alleged Involvement in Cultism

Four students of Government Secondary School, Akim Qua Town, Calabar suspected to be involved in cultism and other vices were handed over to a detachment of the anti-cultism unit of the Nigerian Police Force for interrogation. The students were bursted in the premises of the school after security agents were hinted about some disturbing trends they were engaged in which could have posed a serious threat. Speaking during the handover on Friday, March 5, the Special Adviser to Cross River State Governor on Education, Comrade Castro Ezama thanked the security agents for the timely intervention when contacted about the situation. Comrade Ezama while addressing students of the institution against all forms of criminality, noted that Governor Ben Ayade has zero tolerance for cul...
Man Breaks Wife’s Jaw during argument over their dog’s dinner
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Man Breaks Wife’s Jaw during argument over their dog’s dinner

A man broke his wife’s jaw during an argument over their dog’s dinner, forcing her to have emergency surgery. Patrick Coleman, 47, had an argument over the dog's dinner with his wife Jaqueline Coleman and attacked her until she was rescued by a neighbour. According to reports,  he was spared jail after his wife told the judge it would hurt her family financially and cost her sons their home if he went to prison. Liverpool Crown Court heard he was being "aggressive" in their living room in St Helens, Merseyside on October 10, 2020. Judge David Aubrey said the argument “appears to have related to the family dog” and how it was “either eating or not eating his or her meal” when he "lost it". Speaking to Coleman, the judge said; "the red mis...
Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them
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Naked Man Confuses Residents as he Knocks their Doors, Waves Bible at Them

A man running naked in a community in Florida, US has been shot by residents after he was moving from apartments, knocking on doors, brandishing a Bible and asking: “You want some of this?” Police were already responding to a call about the Bible-waving naturist at the Sunshine Garden Apartments when they got a second emergency call telling them that the mystery man had been shot. First responders arrived at the block in at 6840 Pembroke Road, Pembroke Pines, Florida, US, to find a naked man on the ground and bleeding. He was taken by helicopter to the nearby Memorial Regional Hospital with gunshot wounds that are reportedly life-threatening. The identities of the naked man and the alleged shooter have yet to be disclosed by police. Destiny Williams has only recently mov...
Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona
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Pirlo Blames his Players after 1-1 Draw with Verona

  Andrea Pirlo has blamed his inexperienced players for their 1-1 draw against Hallas Verona in their Serie A game on Saturday. Juventus missed the opportunity to close the gap and mount pressure on Inter and AC Milan who take each other later today. Pirlo said after the game that his side lacked the experience required to close out the game with Verona. Addressing the press after the disappointing draw, Pirlo said that Juve are in an “emergency situation” when asked if they are too reliant on Cristiano Ronaldo for goals. Ronaldo netted his 19th goal of the Serie A season to fire Juve ahead, but the Old Lady were pegged back by an Antonin Barak header in a 1-1 draw on Saturday. The draw leaves Juve seven points adrift of leaders Inter, and Pirlo pointed to a lack...
61 Dogs Saved from Being Turned into Dog Meat
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61 Dogs Saved from Being Turned into Dog Meat

Sixty-one dogs have been saved from being turned into dog meat after they were found in six tiny metal cages on their way to a slaughterhouse in Cambodia. The dogs, packed on top of each other in crowded cages, were being taken to be slaughtered in Kampong Cham, southeastern Cambodia on Sunday, February, 21. According to international animal welfare charity Four Paws, the minivan transporting the dogs was intercepted leaving nearby Siem Reap by the Provincial Department of Agriculture in collaboration with local police. Officials said the dogs which include stolen pets, were quickly removed from the overcrowded cages and released into a small holding area where they were free to roam. The report also said the driver of the minivan has been arrested and that the ...
FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers
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FCT Minister Suspends Traditional Ruler for Allegedly Aiding Kidnappers

FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has sacked the Chief of Anagada, Malam Alhassan Musa, in Gwagwalada Area Council for allegedly aiding and abetting kidnappers. The Minister made this known on Tuesday, February 23, during an emergency meeting with traditional rulers and graded chiefs in the Federal Capital to discuss the rising insecurities across the Territory. Dr. Aliyu said the suspension was based on the confirmation of the security report made available to her. "Regrettably, we are starting this gathering with security report indicting one of the royal fathers in Gwagwalada Area Council. I don’t know how it will end, but we must begin to look closely at ourselves or activities," she stated. "Royal stools are now being bastardised by some traditional ...
Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg
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Three Shot on a Music Video Set for Rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg

Three people were reportedly shot in Atlanta during the filming of a music video for the rappers Roddy Ricch and 42 Dugg on Sunday, February 21st. Police responded to a shooting on Wells Street in southwest Atlanta at about 4 p.m. When they got there, they found a man, Peter Cook, 39, grazed by a round of gunfire and was treated at the scene by emergency paramedics. Two other people, Antoine Blake, 25, and Vernon Moulder, 29, were shot during the same incident and took themselves to Grady Memorial Hospital in order to treat gunshot wounds. Witnesses told WSB-TV there were a lot of gunshots shots that quickly scattered about 50 people on the set. “Everyone started running, trying to get out. Or take cover, lot of places to take cover in there,” Teresa Lakes said. ...
Suspected Fulani Herdsman Attacks 18-year-old boy and his Father Over Missing Cow in Bayelsa
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Suspected Fulani Herdsman Attacks 18-year-old boy and his Father Over Missing Cow in Bayelsa

A yet to be identified Fulani herder attacked an 18-year-old boy, Kohgi Nation and his father over an alleged missing cow in Otuoke Community, Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa state. The incident happened at about 5pm on February 19, at Osuan bush, when the duo were working on their palm farm. It was gathered that the herdsman attacked the boy with a machete, inflicting deep cuts on his fingers and head. His 58-year-old father, Goodhead Nation, reportedly managed to escape the attack with minor bruises on the legs. It reportedly took four hours of surgery at the emergency wards of the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) to save the life of the boy. According to Goodhead Nation, the Fulani herder came through the back entrance of his farm and accused them of stealing his ...
United Airlines Plane Engine on Fire Mid-flight as Debris Falls on Houses in Colorado
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United Airlines Plane Engine on Fire Mid-flight as Debris Falls on Houses in Colorado

A United Airlines flight was forced to return to Denver International Airport to make an emergency landing on Saturday afternoon, Febuary 20th, after the engine caught fire shortly after takeoff, sending aircraft debris on people's houses in Colorado. The Boeing 777 which had 241 people on board returned to the airport around 1:30 p.m. after suffering an engine issue. The flight had been bound for Honolulu. The Federal Aviation Administration confirmed in a statement that the Boeing 777-200 safely returned to the Denver International Airport after "experiencing a right-engine failure shortly after takeoff." "The FAA is aware of reports of debris in the vicinity of the airplane's flight path," the statement said. The flight returned about 20 minutes after the police departme...
Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall
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Joe Biden Cancels Funding for Trump’s Border Wall

US President, Joe Biden has rescinded the national emergency order used to fund Donald Trump's border wall, stopping one of Trump's trademark immigration policies. Trump declared a state of emergency over the southern border in 2019, which allowed him to bypass Congress and use military funds for its construction. By the time Trump had left office, about $25bn (£18bn) had been spent on the project. In a letter to Congress on Thursday, February 11, Biden wrote that the order was "unwarranted" and said that no further tax dollars will be spent on the wall. In the letter,  Biden also wrote that he would also seek a review of "all resources appropriated or redirected" to the construction of the wall. Ever since Biden became president on January 20, he has made series of ...
Nwakali & Azeez: Generations collide in Segunda relegation battle
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Nwakali & Azeez: Generations collide in Segunda relegation battle

The arrivals of two former Nigeria youth internationals have added intrigue and interest to the relegation fight in Spain's second tier For all that the January transfer window has its foibles, it does serve an important purpose for footballers: it can serve as an emergency exit, even if only temporarily, from inactivity. At the close of this most recent winter window, two Nigeria internationals made similar journeys in search of greater involvement at club level. In many ways, the careers of Ramon Azeez and Kelechi Nwakali mirror one another: both captained successful Nigeria national sides at under-17 level (the former to a runner-up spot at the 2009 World Cup, the latter to first-place in 2015), both are midfielders, and both traded the glamour of the Spanish top flight for a rel...
Myanmar military Takes Control after Detaining leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other Key Government Figures
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Myanmar military Takes Control after Detaining leader, Aung San Suu Kyi and other Key Government Figures

Myanmar's military has detained the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi along with other leaders of her National League for Democracy (NLD) party in an apparent coup. A presenter on military-owned Myawaddy TV announced the takeover on Monday February 1 and cited a section of the military-drafted constitution that allows the military to take control in times of national emergency. The presenter said the army carried out the detentions in response to “election fraud” in last November’s poll and its failure to postpone the election because of the coronavirus crisis, handing power to military chief Min Aung Hlaing and imposing a state of emergency for one year, according to a statement on a military-owned television station. The announcement and the declaration of a state of emergen...
Boko Haram Leader, Shekau is Critically Ill and Wants Prayers From Nigerians – Borno Pastor
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Boko Haram Leader, Shekau is Critically Ill and Wants Prayers From Nigerians – Borno Pastor

Desmond Yunana, a reverend of Anglican Church Nigeria based in Borno state in his Sunday sermon disclosed that Boko Haram factional leader Abubakar Sheaku is critically ill and wants prayer from Nigerians. In the sermon delivered after a captured teenage fighter, Mohammed Adam disclosed that Shekau can no longer walk effectively, Yunana said he received a revelation on the health challenges Shekau is currently facing. The Cable reported that he added that the Boko Haram leader needs prayers from both Christian and Muslims residents of Maiduguri and is ready to ask for forgiveness.
Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process
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Governor Sanwo-Olu Cancels Ongoing LASU VC Appointment Process

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has cancelled the ongoing process set up for the appointment of a substantive ninth Vice Chancellor of Lagos State University (LASU). The Lagos state Governor in a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary Mr. Gboyega Akosile, said the process was cancelled after investigations and stakeholders engagement which were initiated after some petitions were received. Sanwo-Olu directed that a fresh process that would terminate in forty five days should commence immediately. Asides directed the outgoing Vice Chancellor, Professor Olanrewaju Fagbohun to convene an emergency Senate meeting for the purpose of appointing one of the Deputy Vice Chancellors, who is not a candidate in the cancelled selection process as Acting Vice Chancellor from Monday Jan...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
Atiku Abubakar Receives Coronavirus Vaccine
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Atiku Abubakar Receives Coronavirus Vaccine

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Pfizer vaccine which is the first Coronavirus vaccine to be granted emergency use authorisation by the WHO, is said to be 90 percent effective. In a statement released by the spokesperson of the former PDP Presidential candidate Paul Ibe, Atiku expressed hope of Nigerians, especially medical professionals in the frontline and the most vulnerable will be vaccinated in the country. It read;   “The importance of the #COVID19 vaccine in mitigating the effect of the coronavirus cannot be overstated, particularly in Africa and Nigeria. Yesterday (Wednesday), as part of the mass vaccination programme, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar received the Pfizer-BioNTech...
EndSARS Protests: Osinbajo Convenes Emergency NEC Meeting
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EndSARS Protests: Osinbajo Convenes Emergency NEC Meeting

Vice president Yemi Osinbajo has summoned an emergency meeting of the National Economic Council (NEC) for Monday, October 26, 2020. Constitutionally, the Vice president is the chair of the NEC, which has as members state governors. Osinbajo promises justice for #EndSARS protest victims The meeting is to, among others, enable the Council to receive briefings from the state governors and security agencies on the state of the states and the nation. The virtual emergency EC meeting, scheduled for 12noon, is convened amid looting of COVID-19 palliatives at warehouses as well as the vandalisation of public and private property across the country after the#EndSARS protests that had claimed lives.
Meet End SARS protesters’ demand or we attack ― Niger Delta militants threaten FG
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Meet End SARS protesters’ demand or we attack ― Niger Delta militants threaten FG

A coalition of nine renegade militant groups in the Niger-Delta region has declared support for the EndSARS protests across the country and stated that they are ready to resume hostilities, attack oil and gas facilities, if the federal Government does not meet the demands of protesting Nigerian youths. The militant groups under the aegis of the Reformed Niger Delta Avengers, RNDA, which held an emergency meeting in Delta state, also announced their preparedness to disavow the ceasefire accord with the Federal Government and engage military forces.   They said in a communique by RNDA leader, self-styled “Major-General” Johnmark Ezonebi, aka Obama: “We will engage the troops attached to the proposed Operation Crocodile Smile and resume attacks on some identified oil facilities ...
Dad, his two Teenage Children and Dog Killed on Father’s Day
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Dad, his two Teenage Children and Dog Killed on Father’s Day

A father, his two teenage children and their dog have been killed after a suspected drunk driver mowed them down on Father's Day. A 47-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of three counts of causing death by dangerous driving and one of drunk driving after the family were killed while taking a walk on Sunday. Police and paramedics rushed to Abbey Road in Dalton-in-Furness, Cumbria, at around 2.30pm on Sunday, June 21. Despite their best efforts, three people died at the scene. The driver suffered injuries that are not believed to be life-threatening. Witness Ian Singleton, who saw paramedics trying to save the victims, said on Facebook: "I was literally five to ten minutes from being involved on my bike. "Turned up at the scene and it was like a horror movie. ...
Man and Girlfriend Die after their Car hit a Tree and Burst into Flames
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Man and Girlfriend Die after their Car hit a Tree and Burst into Flames

A couple have died after their car collided with a tree and burst into flames just after reportedly dropping off their friends around 1am Sunday, June  21. The couple known as Jack Nunn, 24, and his girlfriend, Hannah Elsworth, 22, an NHS nurse, were in the car reported to be a white Audi, when it forcefully hit a tree on the A635 between Westbourne Grove and High Balk. Paramedics immediately rushed to the scene but the couple were pronounced dead upon arrival. A relative said that Ms Elsworth worked at Barnsley Hospital, while Mr Nunn was co-owner of a Tyre business known as JJ tyres. Reports say that Mr Nunn lives just 980 feet from where the crash took place on Huddersfield Road, Barnsley. In a photo obtained by Daily Mail UK, a woman can be seen placing flowers at the ...
Why APC Can’t Convene Emergency NEC Meeting – Hilliard Eta
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Why APC Can’t Convene Emergency NEC Meeting – Hilliard Eta

The Acting National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Hilliard Eta, has insisted that inasmuch as the ruling party would have loved to convene an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to resolve the myriad of crises rocking the party, the violation of COVID-19 pandemic protocols prohibiting public gathering has made it impossible. Addressing newsmen in Abuja, the APC National Vice Chairman (South-South) also dismissed claims by former Deputy National Secretary Victor Giadom that he was given a waiver to contest in the 2019 Rivers State governorship election, insisting that Giadom was no longer a member of the National Working Committee (NWC), having resigned. Responding to the clamour from party members to convene an NEC meeting, Eta replied: ‘It is ...
Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action over rape allegation made against him
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Callum Hudson-Odoi confirms Met Police will take no further action over rape allegation made against him

He was later released on bail after flouting social distancing guidelines to invite a model he had reportedly met online to his home in Battersea. At the time, the Metropolitan Police released a statement, which read: "When emergency services attended, a woman reported that she was raped. "She was taken to hospital. A man was arrested at the scene on suspicion of rape. He was released from custody and bailed to return on a date in mid-June. Enquiries continue." But following a 'full and thorough investigation', the Chelsea star has confirmed in a statement posted to his social media accounts that no further action would be taken.   'At a time where there are bigger things happening in the world right now, you may also be aware of serious allegations that were made again...
APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis
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APC May Convene Emergency NEC Meeting Over Edo Primaries Crisis

The ruling All Progres­sives Congress (APC) may summon an emergency National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting to find a solution to the protracted political crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the party ahead of the gov­ernorship primaries slated for June 22. Speaking with Daily Inde­pendent on Monday, a mem­ber of the party’s National Working Committee (NWC), who spoke on condition of anonymity, said, “The meet­ing has become imperative as the presidency appears to be in a quandary over the issue”. The Edo chapter of the APC and the national leader­ship of the party are current­ly locked in a battle on the mode of primary to be used in choosing the flagbearer of the party. While Edo APC led by An­selm Ojezua said it is adopt­ing the indirect primary method for the emerge...
Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season
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Why Lampard May Bring Back Victor Moses to Play for Chelsea this Season

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, may call on Victor Moses to help the team out if an emergency happens, the Daily Mail reports. Moses is currently on loan at Inter Milan from the Blues. The former Super Eagles winger signed a loan deal with the Serie A side until June 30, 2020. Players such as Moses, Alexis Sanchez, and Chris Smalling who are returning on loan, will be blocked from Premier League action, but will only be allowed to play in an emergency. “We’ve been told it will take a situation where the goalkeeper has to play center-forward or the center-forward has to go in goal for these players to be allowed to play. “A lot of players will be in limbo over the next couple of months and will probably have to train at home for a period,” the report...
NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21
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NCAA Reveals the Five Airports to be Reopened for Operations by June 21

The Nigeria Civil Aviation Authority, NCAA, has said that only five airports will be allowed to open for domestic flights effective from June 21, 2020. A circular signed by the Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA), Capt. Musa Nuhu stated that the airports to reopen for operations include Omagwa International Airport Port Harcourt, Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Abuja, Murtala Muhammed International Airport Lagos, Sam Mbakwe Airport Owerri, and Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport Kano. The circular added that the Nigerian Airspace remains closed for International flights. The circular in part reads ''Following the announcement by President Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 on the easing of and the start of second phase on the COVID-19 lockdown...
INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process
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INEC admits COVID-19 truncated Nigeria’s electoral process

The Chairman of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu has assured Nigerians that COVID-19 won’t truncate Nigeria’s democracy and the electoral process. Yakubu spoke in Abuja at the INEC’s first virtual meeting with the Resident Electoral Commissioners (RECs) on Saturday. The INEC Chairman, however, admitted that the virus disrupted INEC’s activities like other national institutions. He said: “For instance, further engagements with the National Assembly and stakeholders on electoral reform and the conduct of some off-season elections have to be suspended because of the global health emergency. “Happily, the PTF has issued guidelines on protective measures for the gradual restoration of normalcy nationwide. ”On that basis, the commission recentl...
One Killed as Fire Razes IDP Camp in Borno
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One Killed as Fire Razes IDP Camp in Borno

At least one person was killed and many others injured in a fire outbreak that occurred at the Muna garage IDP camp in Borno state over the weekend. According to NEMA, the fire was ignited from one of the kitchens in the Emergency shelters erected in the camp. 1613 HouseHolds have now been displaced as a result of the fire outbreak.
Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport
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Pakistan Plane with 107 Passengers on Board Crashes Near Karachi airport

A Pakistan International Airlines plane carrying more than 100 passengers has crashed into a residential area near the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the country's civil aviation agency said on Friday.   "The plane crashed in Karachi. We are trying to confirm the number of passengers but initially it is 99 passengers and eight crew members," said Abdul Sattar Khokhar, the spokesman for the aviation authority.   A spokesperson for the state-run Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Abdul Sattar told the newspaper Dawn that the flight was carrying 90 passengers and 8 crew members and had been due to land in Karachi at 14:45 local time (09:45 GMT). The newspaper said a rescue operation was underway and emergency workers had arrived at the scene. There...
19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus
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19 More Staff of a Company in Oyo State Test Positive for Coronavirus

19 more staff of a company in Ibadan South-West local government area have tested positive for Coronavirus, days after 38 staff of same company tested positive for the virus. Governor Seyi Makinde who made the announcement in a statement issued after midnight on Monday May 18, said they've held back revealing the name of the company so as to allow the emergency operations centre gather intelligence and complete their investigation. The recent cases brings the total number of Coronavirus cases in Oyo state to 137. The statement read;   “The COVID-19 confirmation tests for nineteen suspected cases came back POSITIVE. All nineteen of these cases are from the same organisation referred to in the updates of May 16 and 17, 2020. So, the total number of confirmed cases in ...
Japan lifts virus emergency for most regions
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Japan lifts virus emergency for most regions

Japan's prime minister on Thursday lifted a state of emergency imposed due to the coronavirus for the majority of the country but kept it in place for top cities Tokyo and Osaka. After fears the virus could explode in Japan, new infections have come down sharply, enabling the government to end the measure in 39 out of 47 prefectures before it was due to expire on May 31. But with new cases still emerging daily in Tokyo, Osaka and the northern island of Hokkaido, Shinzo Abe told reporters in a televised news conference that the state of emergency would be kept in place for those regions. "If possible, before May 31, we would like to lift the state of emergency for the other regions as well," he said. "It's going to be a long road ahead," Abe warned, asking residents to continue ...
Fashion Mogul, Mary-Kate Olsen Requests Emergency Divorce from Husband Olivier Sarkozy
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Fashion Mogul, Mary-Kate Olsen Requests Emergency Divorce from Husband Olivier Sarkozy

American fashion designer and former actress, Mary-Kate Olsen, has filed an emergency order to divorce her husband Olivier Sarkozy after five years of marriage. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the 33-year-old fashion mogul filed for the emergency order this week after she initially signed a petition to divorce the 50-year-old French banker on April 17, 2020, but was unable to file it because courts were not accepting non-emergency filings due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She's now requesting an emergency order that would allow her to file for divorce after Olivier terminated their lease without her knowledge and has requested she remove her belongings from the home by May 18. A source told E! News: "It's gotten very ugly between them," the insider reveals of Mary-Ka...
That was quite a shock’ – Koeman says he feels ‘very healthy’ after being hospitalised with heart problems
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That was quite a shock’ – Koeman says he feels ‘very healthy’ after being hospitalised with heart problems

The Netherlands manager required emergency treatment after feeling unwell in Amsterdam on Sunday, but he says he is now on the mend Ronald Koeman says he is feeling "very healthy" following the "shock" of requiring emergency heart treatment after he felt unwell at the weekend. The Netherlands manager was rushed to hospital on Sunday and had surgery after suffering from chest pains following a cycle ride in Amsterdam with his wife Bartina. However the former Barcelona defender was confirmed at the time by agent Rob Jansen to be in a stable condition, and he has now spoken for the first time about the incident after being released from hospital.
NFL Star, Earl Thomas Held at Gunpoint by his Wife after she Caught him Cheating
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NFL Star, Earl Thomas Held at Gunpoint by his Wife after she Caught him Cheating

Nina Thomas, the wife of NFL star Earl Thomas held a loaded gun to his head after allegedly catching him cheating with another woman. According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the incident happened April 13 involving the Baltimore Ravens player, Nina Thomas and several other people. The Austin Police Dept. responded to a home in the Austin, Texas area at 3:41 a.m. after getting a call about a disturbance. On arrival, the Police said “we observed that a black female wearing an orange sweater with a knife in her hand, later identified as Nina Thomas, was chasing a shirtless black male, later identified as Earl Thomas, with a pistol in his hand around a vehicle.” Cops drew their weapons and ordered both Nina and Earl to the ground and they complied without incident. That’s...
Coronavirus: Rahimo FC get Champions League ticket as Burkina Faso league ends
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Coronavirus: Rahimo FC get Champions League ticket as Burkina Faso league ends

All football competitions in the West African nation have been cancelled following Monday's emergency meeting in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic The Burkinabe Football Federation (BFF) has announced that the 2019-20 Burkinabe Premier League season will not continue as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. In an emergency meeting held on Monday at the BFF headquarters, president Arsjouma Sirima confirmed that football in the country will not return amid the ongoing fight against the coronavirus. As a result, the current season has been declared void with Rahimo FC to represent the country in the Caf Champions League, while Salitas will feature in the Caf Confederation Cup.
Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime
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Over 4 million Italians Flock to the Streets Today for the First after Government Eases Coronavirus Lockdown OrdersTime

Over 4 million people in Italy took to the streets of Italy today, Monday, after the Italian Government eased lockdown rules in the country following the Coronavirus outbreak over two months ago. With almost 29,000 deaths from Covid-19 since its outbreak emerged on February 21, Italy has the world's second-highest toll after the United States and the Italian government imposed one of strictest lockdowns two months ago to curb the spread of the virus. Prime Minister, Giuseppe Conte decided to adopt a slow approach to ending the lockdown, after seeing that the daily tally of fatalities and new infections have slowed down, prompting him to announce that Italians can resume work today, but all churches, mosques, bars, clubs and event centers will remain closed. "We are still i...

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