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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...
Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’
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Taiwan’s intelligence chief says North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is ‘sick’

Taiwan’s intelligence chief said Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is “sick” — and his country has emergency plans for a potential power struggle if he dies, according to reports. Chiu Kuo-cheng, the director of the National Security Bureau (NSB), gave a vague health description when pressed at a government hearing about rumors of Kim’s possible death, according to Taiwan News. He merely laughed and refused to reply when asked if that meant the Hermit Kingdom’s leader was indeed alive, the report said. “My answer is from the intelligence that is available and it is not an opinion,” Chiu told lawmakers, according to the Taipei Times. He refused to elaborate, citing the need to protect the intelligence service’s sources in North Korea, the report said. He assured l...
Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Berates Those Condemning Crowd At Abba Kyari’s Burial
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Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba Berates Those Condemning Crowd At Abba Kyari’s Burial

Former Presidential Aspirant, Adamu Garba berates those condemning the large gathering at Abba Kyari’s burial held today at Abuja. He took to his social media page where he wrote; I don’t know why some people condemn gathering at Late Abba Kyari’s funeral. This calls to question whether we want to run a communist state or capitalist one. Abba Kyari was a senior citizen & statesman, his burial couldn’t have been same with that of others This is capitalism Capitalism is made this way to encourage all of us, including YOU reading this text, to work harder and get to stage of privilege and recognition. Not to seat in one corner with your keyboard and feel entitled like other good citizens who have worked hard to earn a privileged. 1. @NCDCgov should be there to ensure complianc...
Interpol Traces 1.5 Million Euro Face Masks Scam To Nigeria
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Interpol Traces 1.5 Million Euro Face Masks Scam To Nigeria

The International Criminal Police Organisation has uncovered a €1.5m face masks scam involving Germany, Ireland and the Netherlands. It said it found out that a portion of the money was wired to Nigeria. Interpol Secretary General, Jürgen Stock revealed this as he noted that compromised emails were used in the “highly sophisticated fraud”. The global shortage of face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic had made the German authorities to vigorously seek to procure the essential personal protective equipment. It started in mid-March when German health authorities contracted two sales companies in Zurich and Hamburg to procure EUR 15 million worth of face masks. They later got an email from one of the contacted companies, explaining that their request cannot be met, unfortunately....
Google To Provide Financial Aids To News Publishers Worldwide
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Google To Provide Financial Aids To News Publishers Worldwide

The Google News Initiative has launched a Journalism Emergency Relief Fund to deliver urgent aid to thousands of small, medium and local news publishers globally. The funding is open to news organisations producing original news for local communities during this time of crisis, and will range from the low thousands of dollars for small hyper-local newsrooms to low tens of thousands for larger newsrooms, with variations per region. Starting Tuesday 14 April, publishers everywhere can apply for funds. “We’ve made this as streamlined as possible to ensure we get help to eligible publishers all over the world. At the end of the process, we’ll announce who has received funding and how publishers are spending the money,” says Richard Gingras, VP, News, Google. Local news is a ...
Tornadoes bring death, destruction in southern US
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Tornadoes bring death, destruction in southern US

Tornadoes ripped through the southern United States, killing at least 32 people and leaving behind splintered buildings and downed powerlines, officials and US media said Monday. Twisters caused catastrophic damage Easter Sunday and early Monday morning as storms moved through a region stretching from Texas to Georgia, prompting the National Weather Service to issue its highest level of tornado alert. Images showed lines of smashed, roofless houses where tornadoes had blasted through, many homes just piles of rubble sitting atop foundations. Aircraft parked at a regional airport in Monroe, Louisiana were piled on top of each other. “By the grace of God, early reports show only a few minor injuries,” Monroe Mayor Jamie Mayo said on Twitter, and the city’s account later p...
Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave dies at 25 after suffering brain bleed
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Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave dies at 25 after suffering brain bleed

Canadian Ice Hockey star, Colby Cave has died at the age of 25 after suffering a brain bleed His family confirmed his death in a statement after the Edmonton Oilers forward died on Saturday. "It is with great sadness to share the news that our Colby Cave passed away early this morning," Cave's wife, Emily, wrote in a statement. "Both our families are in shock but know our Colby was loved dearly by us, his family and friends, the entire hockey community, and many more. We thank everyone for their prayers during this difficult time." According to CBS Sport, Cave was airlifted to the Sunnybrook Hospital in Toronto on Tuesday after suffering a brain bleed overnight. It was discovered that a colloid cyst was putting pressure on his brain and he underwent emergency surgery before be...
Russia Built ₦42Billion Hospital For COVID-19 Patients In One Month (Photos)
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Russia Built ₦42Billion Hospital For COVID-19 Patients In One Month (Photos)

Russia is preparing to open a brand new emergency coronavirus hospital built from scratch in less than one month. These first pictures show the wards at the new £92million clinic in Moscow which in recent days has seen 10,000-plus construction workers deployed round the clock. Pictured: Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin, flanked by construction workers, inspects the building site of the £92million facility Pictured: Wards at Moscow's new £92million hospital complex which has seen over 10,000 construction workers deployed there in recent days. Intensive care room at the new Moscow hospital complex. The facility is the largest of 18 new medical spaces being built across the country, and the only one not being built by the Russian armed forces. In this file phot...
Ethiopia declares State of Emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak
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Ethiopia declares State of Emergency due to Coronavirus outbreak

Ethiopia has declared a state of emergency to halt the spread of Coronavirus in the country.   The country's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed made the announcement on Wednesday, saying the decision was made following intense consultations with the opposition politicians.   "Considering the gravity of the COVID-19, the government of Ethiopia has enacted a State of Emergency according to Article 93 of the Constitution,” he said.   "This decision is not one that we decide for today's generation. We're taking it for our kids too. It is not only what we take in Ethiopia today, it is a decision that we will also decide on tomorrow," he added.
COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets
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COVID-19: Oyo records one new case, plans to fumigate markets

The Oyo State COVID-19 Task Force, Saturday night, announced that the state has recorded another positive case. The number of positive cases in Oyo now stands at 9, and 209 across Nigeria. The update was contained in a statement by the Acting Chairman of the Task Force, Prof Temitope Alonge. The statement explained that the latest case is a close contact of the second confirmed case who subsequently developed symptoms. He said the patient has been moved to one of the isolation centres in the state, while activities at the Emergency Operations Centre, (EOC) are being reviewed to meet the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the index case in the state already discharged, the other seven cases remain stable,” Alonge said. He added that the diagnostic centre locat...
Lionel Messi’s £11m Private Jet Forced To Make Emergency Landing At Brussels Airport Due To Faulty Gear
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Lionel Messi’s £11m Private Jet Forced To Make Emergency Landing At Brussels Airport Due To Faulty Gear

Lionel Messi’s £11m Gulfstream V private jet, was forced to make an emergency landing at Brussels, Belgium after it’s landing gear developed fault mid-air on Friday. The identity of who was on board hasn’t been revealed, but the plane was on it’s way to Tenerife, Spain, before it grounded at Zaventem Airport in the Belgian capital for the first time at 9.18am Almost 30 minutes later, the plane took off again only to quickly return back to Brussels. The aircraft hasn’t been bought by the football star but he regularly hires it, and even personalized the interiors of the jet with his son’s names and labelled the plane tail with No.10. Information from Flight Aware shows the aircraft flew from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Guararapes aiport in Recife, Brazil, a 5h 51...

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