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Photos show Oxford High School shooter posing with gun before sharing countdown to the school shooting
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Photos show Oxford High School shooter posing with gun before sharing countdown to the school shooting

The 15-year-old shooter who opened fire on his Michigan high school was identified by authorities as Ethan Crumbley at a press conference on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Ethan shot and killed 4 students and injured 7 others when he opened fired at Oxford High School in Michigan on Tuesday, Nov. 30. Ethan carried out the shooting with a semi-automatic handgun his father purchased on Black Friday. He will be charged as an adult with one count of terrorism, four counts of first-degree murder, seven counts of assault with intent to murder, 12 counts of possession of a firearm in the commission of a felony. Old photos of Ethan show him posing with guns. The photos have now been widely shared following the shooting. One post, shared after his father bought the gun on Black Friday,  rea...
Actress Didi Ekanem in tears as fire razes her home with all her properties
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Actress Didi Ekanem in tears as fire razes her home with all her properties

Actress, Didi Ekanem's house was gutted by fire and she lost all her properties in the blaze. The fire broke out on Sunday, Nov. 28. A video shared online shows the actress crying and looking confused as the fire ravaged her house. She said she lost every single thing she's ever worked for in the fire and all she has with her is her passport. She added that she and her sister have nowhere to go. See below.
Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia
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Explosion leaves up to 75 coal miners trapped underground in Russia

A rescue mission is underway to save dozens of missing trapped coal miners after a fire broke out at a mine in Russia. Emergency services rushed to the Listvyazhnaya coal mine in the Kemerovo region of Russia’s Siberia on Thursday November 25. At least one miner was reported to have died in the incident while fears have been growing for the missing coal miners amid the mine evacuation. A number of the coal miners were suffering from smoke poisoning when they were brought to the surface, authorities said. Russian media Interfax news agency quoted a mine official saying 75 miners’ whereabouts were unaccounted for. More than 200 people have been saved, emergency services said. Regional Governor Sergei Tsivilev said one person had died and another 43 were injured, acc...
Children among at least 45 dead in Bulgaria bus fire
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Children among at least 45 dead in Bulgaria bus fire

At least 45 people including 12 children have been killed after a bus caught fire on a highway in western Bulgaria early on Tuesday. A senior interior ministry official confirmed that children were among the dead and seven people,  who had jumped out of the burning bus had been taken to hospital for treatment in the Bulgarian capital, Sofia, with burns. The incident happened on the Struma Highway, 28 miles west of Sofia, at around 2am local time, and either the "bus caught fire and crashed, or crashed and then caught fire", Nikolai Nikolov said. He said there were 45 fatalities. But the ministry later said there were 46 casualties, before giving a further update of one less than the toll given earlier. There were 53 people on board the bus, it added. Most of the victims ...
Four children feared dead in fire outbreak in Rivers state
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Four children feared dead in fire outbreak in Rivers state

At least four children are feared dead and others injured following a fire outbreak that occurred at Nembe Waterside, close to the Creek Road Market in Town, Port Harcourt this morning, November 22. Eyewitnesses say the fire started from a market boat carrying passengers. While some claim the fire started when the driver of the boat tried to start the engine of the boat, others claim the driver was smoking when he tried starting the engine of the boat, causing a fire ignition to occur. The boat was said to be carrying timber, crayfish, and other food items. The injured were taken to the Rivers State University Teaching Hospital.
NFF powerless to sack Rohr, beg him to resign after 1-1 draw with Cape Verde
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NFF powerless to sack Rohr, beg him to resign after 1-1 draw with Cape Verde

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has asked the head coach of the Super Eagles, Gernot Rohr, to consider stepping down from the role. This was revealed by a former media officer of the national, Colin Udoh. Udoh tweeted: “I have been told by the NFF on and off the record that Gernot Rohr has not been fired. But he has been asked to consider resignation. “The NFF cannot afford to fire him because he has not defaulted on his contract, and they would be forced to pay not just his hefty severance pay, but also likely a stiff penalty. “The only way they can fire him is if he does not reach the AFCON final in Cameroon.” Nigeria has qualified for the AFCON but barely made it through to the 2022 World Cup qualifying play-offs after a 1-1 draw with Cape Verde. DAILY POST rep...
Thousands sign petition to cancel Travis Scott’s Coachella performance
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Thousands sign petition to cancel Travis Scott’s Coachella performance

American singer, Travis Scott is facing yet another challenge as more than 5,500 people have signed a petition to stop him from performing at next year’s Coachella Festival following Friday’s Astroworld crowd crush tragedy. The 30-year-old singer came under fire after eight people died at his Astroworld event in Houston following a stampede. Fans screamed for help shortly after Scott stepped onstage, but it was reported that he continued performing for more than 30 minutes and completed his set. While Scott has insisted he had no idea what was occurring in the crowd, music lover Sendero Secretos started a Change.org petition to block the star from appearing at Coachella in April. Secretos in the petition addressed to Coachella’s official organizers, AEG, Paul Tollet and Goldenvo...
Tina Tintor identified as woman killed when ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs, caused accident while driving under the influence
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Tina Tintor identified as woman killed when ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs, caused accident while driving under the influence

23-year-old Tina Tintor has been identified as the woman killed in an accident caused by ex-Raiders player, Henry Ruggs. Ruggs, 22, appeared in court on Wednesday, Nov 3, facing two felony charges of DUI resulting in death and reckless driving. Prosecutors said the NFL player was driving at around 156 mph seconds before crashing into Tintor’s 2013 Toyota RAV4 just before 4 a.m. on Tuesday, November 2. Prosecutors said a loaded gun was found in Rugg’s car and that his blood-alcohol level was more than double the legal limit, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. According to a police report, Ruggs was traveling at "a high rate of speed" when he veered into the right lane, hitting the back of Tintor’s car. Ruggs' Corvette traveled "approximately 519 feet post-impac...
I look inside myself for that fire and I can’t find it’ – Former Man. City and Man. United striker Carlos Tevez says he ‘doesn’t feel the desire’ to return to football
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I look inside myself for that fire and I can’t find it’ – Former Man. City and Man. United striker Carlos Tevez says he ‘doesn’t feel the desire’ to return to football

Former Manchester United and Manchester City striker, Carlos Tevez, has disclosed that he has no 'fire or desire' to return to the game after leaving Boca Juniors in the summer. The 37-year-old Argentine spent the last five seasons with his boyhood club before leaving. While he is yet to announce his official retirement, he admits he does not miss playing and is 'enjoying the moment' away from football. Tevez was one of the most prolific forwards in world football during the peak with successful spells with Manchester United, Manchester City and Juventus. 'I don't feel the desire to be there when the ball is rolling. On Saturday I had a wedding while Boca were playing and inside I thought that, if I were playing, I'd be missing the wedding,' the ex-Argentina international explai...
IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army
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IPOB, ESN behind attacks in south-east – Nigerian Army

The Nigerian Army has alleged that the Eastern Security Network, an outfit of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), is behind the recent attacks in the south-east region. Onyema Nwachukwu, Army spokesman, said this on Monday, November 1, while briefing journalists on the ongoing military operation in the south-east. According to him, Chukwunonso Iherue, leader of a gang allegedly behind the attacks on police stations in Imo state, was behind the recent violence in Izombe community of the state. He said Iherue was one of the convicts who escaped when gunmen attacked Imo prison in April. In May and August, police stations in Orsu and Oguta LGAs were attacked by gunmen who also killed officers on duty. Nwachukwu said Iherue and his gang members were seen parading...
Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager
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Bruno Fernandes states Man Utd players’ position on Solskjaer as manager

Manchester United midfielder, Bruno Fernandes, has insisted that manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has the full backing of the players. Solskjaer is under contract at Old Trafford until 2024 but has been under fire after a few disappointing results. Early elimination from the Carabao Cup and unconvincing displays in both the Premier League and Champions League have raised concerns about the manager. But after a 3-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League on Tuesday, Fernandes told Brazil’s TNT Sports: “Of course, obviously, he is our coach. We follow him every day. We show that. We follow his ideas and we will continue to do so. “We believe in our coach and our staff… we need to do what the coach tells us because our coach is the maximum exponent of what we must respect. He has ...
46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan
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46 people killed after fire tears through 13-story residential building in Taiwan

At least 46 people have been killed and dozens left injured after a major fire broke out in a building in southern Taiwan on Thursday, October 14. The blaze started in the 13-story commercial and residential building at 2:54 a.m. local time (2:54 p.m. ET) in Kaohsiung city's Yancheng district, according to Taiwan's official Central News Agency (CNA). Rescue operations are still underway, with more than 377 rescue workers deployed to the scene, a spokesman at the Kaohsiung city fire bureau told CNN. At least 41 people have suffered injuries, he sai A total of 139 fire trucks and ambulances were deployed to the scene and extinguished the fire by 7:17 a.m. (7:17 pm ET), CNA said. By midday, at least 62 people between the ages of 8 and 83 had been rescued. More than 100 residen...
Andorra vs England: UEFA takes decision on Saturday’s game after fire incident
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Andorra vs England: UEFA takes decision on Saturday’s game after fire incident

UEFA has confirmed that the game between Andorra and England on Saturday will go ahead despite the fire incident that damaged the broadcast gantry, dugouts and small section of the pitch at the Estadi Nacional, Sky Sports reports. On Friday, a major fire broke out at the Estadi Nacional, where Andorra are set to tackle England in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier. Nobody was hurt in the blaze as the fire crew helped to put out the fire. Meanwhile, providing an update on the fire incident, an Andorra Football Federation spokesperson said: “As we all know there has been a small accident and a fire. “No personal harm has been reported, only material damages and the schedule will continue as foreseen. No changes there (with) press conference and training. “There has been an offic...
University shooter who killed 6 and injured 47 regains consciousness after leg was amputated to find his parents have ‘disowned’ him
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University shooter who killed 6 and injured 47 regains consciousness after leg was amputated to find his parents have ‘disowned’ him

The shooter who opened fire two weeks ago in a Russian university will face justice after his leg was amputated and a bullet removed from his chest, saving his life. Timur Bekmansurov, 18, killed 6 people and injured 47 when he opened fire on the campus of Perm State University in September 2021. Terrified students jumped out of windows to escape the shooter. The suspect was immobilised by a traffic policeman and he was initially believed to be in a critical condition. Timur receiving first aid at the scene of the shooting However, the latest updates say his leg was amputated below the knee, and a bullet was removed from the right side of his chest. He regained consciousness and "asked for his parents", but they have "disowned" him, according to reports. Th...
Yola: Mob razes office of vigilantes over killing of youth
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Yola: Mob razes office of vigilantes over killing of youth

Some youths in Bachure, a community in Yola North Local Government Area of Adamawa State have burnt down the office of the Vigilante Group in the community over alleged killing of a youth by the vigilantes. Sources said the youths stormed the office Sunday afternoon armed with cutlasses and sticks, scared off all vigilantes in sight and set the office on fire. The sources said when the vigilantes saw the angry youth with their dangerous weapons, they scampered for safety, giving the armed youths free reign. The youths had accused the vigilantes of killing Micheal Amoris, a 33-year-old resident, as the vigilantes were on patrol last Friday. It was further gathered that the vigilantes had clashed with some youths during patrol on that day, and that since then, the deceased could ...
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith buy new $11.3M Love nest amid Open Marriage reveal
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Will and Jada Pinkett Smith buy new $11.3M Love nest amid Open Marriage reveal

Will and Jada Pinkett Smith have shelled out $11.3 million for a 10,400-square-foot Hidden Hills, California estate, which they can now add to their growing real estate portfolio. The couple bought the house five months after a fire broke out at the couple’s $42 million Calabasas mansion, and it is said to be situated in a gated community in which celebrities like Drake, Kaley Cuoco, Lil Wayne and Kylie Jenner have properties in. It is also coming after 53-year-old Will Smith made headlines in his November GQ cover story, where he admitted to also having extramarital affairs as part of an open relationship deal with his wife. The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” actor had told the magazine; “Jada never believed in conventional marriage … Jada had family members that had an u...
Solskjaer suggests Klopp is to blame for Manchester United not getting penalties
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Solskjaer suggests Klopp is to blame for Manchester United not getting penalties

After the Liverpool manager made comments about their rivals' record for getting spot-kicks, his Old Trafford counterpart has now returned fire Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has hinted comments from Jurgen Klopp are the reason why his side are being awarded fewer penalties. Klopp suggested United recieve a disproportionate number of spot-kicks in comparison to his Liverpool team, which Solskjaer feels is a reason behind his side no longer getting as many. While not mentioning the Reds boss by name, Solskjaer clearly alluded to Klopp in his comments at his press conference on Friday ahead of the Premier League clash with Aston Villa.
Old Enough to Know Better, but still Young Enough to get Away with it – Cynthia Morgan says as she Celebrates Birthday with Beautiful new Photos
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Old Enough to Know Better, but still Young Enough to get Away with it – Cynthia Morgan says as she Celebrates Birthday with Beautiful new Photos

Dancehall-singer, Cynthia Morgan turned a year older today and she has shared new photos in celebration of her new age. Cynthia captioned one of the photos, "old enough to know better, but still young enough to get away with it" She wrote in another "To a self willed, strong. and beautiful soul. I am a year older today. Fire can’t cool!"
NPA headquarters Gutted by Fire again
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NPA headquarters Gutted by Fire again

Headquarters of the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) on Broad street, Lagos was on Wednesday September 22 gutted by fire. The fire which was reportedly triggered by an electrical surge, affected three offices on the 6th floor of the building but no life was lost. General Manager, Corporate and Strategic Communication of NPA, Olaseni Alakija, who confirmed the incident, said officials of the NPA Fire Service Department immediately mobilised to the scene and promptly contained the fire. The affected floor had since been cordoned off and investigations are ongoing in line with safety protocols. Alakija said; “The fire affected one office where 2 desk tops, tables, chairs and other furniture were lost. Two other adjoining offices were affected by smoke and soot. “The Manageme...
Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two
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Gunmen attack ECWA Church in Kogi, kill one, abduct two

Unknown gunmen have attacked ECWA church in Kogi State, killed one person and kidnapped two others. The Church is located at Okadayo-Kabba, along Okene road, in Kogi State. The attack is coming barely few days after a jailbreak at the Federal minimum correctional centre located in Kabba and the abduction of three poultry farmers in their farm, all in the same area. DAILY POST gathered that the yet to be identified gunmen opened fire on the worshippers as church service was going on, killing one person on the spot. An eyewitness, who pleaded anonymity, said two other person who were shot are currently receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital. According to him, the Pioneer Provost of College of Education Technical Kabba, Chief J.O.T Oshadumo and one other were kidnap...
BBNaija: I am sorry, I made mistakes – Boma apologizes
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BBNaija: I am sorry, I made mistakes – Boma apologizes

Evicted Big Brother Naija housemate, Boma, has apologized to Nigerians for his actions in the house. The ex-housemate apologized via a tweet on his official Twitter handle. Recall that Tega and Boma have been under ‘fire’ for allegedly being in an amorous relationship. Boma was allegedly in a relationship with Tega who is said to be married. They were caught kissing and sharing beds, an act that stirred diverse reactions from Nigerians. However, Boma on Sunday admitted that he made mistakes while in the house. “You have to make mistakes to find out who you aren’t. You take the action, and the insight follows. “You don’t think your way into becoming yourself. I take full responsibilities for my actions and I am sorry. It can only get better from here,” h...
Three Bayelsa Youths Feared Dead As Security Operatives Open Fire On Protesters
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Three Bayelsa Youths Feared Dead As Security Operatives Open Fire On Protesters

In what will come across as a rather startling development, the people of Otuasega community in the Ogbia Local Government Area of Bayelsa State have alleged that three of their youths have gone missing since Friday when security operatives reportedly opened fire during a demonstration against the neglect of the Otuasega-Imiringi Road. According to a report by Independent, the protesting youths accosted the operators of a long haulage vehicle conveying a swamp buggy excavator through the Otuasega-Imiringi Road and demanded two tipper trucks of chippings to fill some bad portions of the deplorable road. The youths stated that the road was damaged by frequent plying by heavy-duty vehicular machines belonging to contractors working for the Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeri...
Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return
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Juventus bid farewell to Ronaldo as they confirm £20m Manchester United return

The Portugal star joined the Serie A side in 2018 and helped fire them to two league titles but will return to the English top-flight Juventus have bid farewell to Cristiano Ronaldo as they confirmed a €23 million (£20m//$27m) deal with Manchester United for the transfer of the attacker. The 36-year-old has spent three years with the Serie A side and lifted two league titles, but has opted to head back to Old Trafford amid the Bianconeri's recent failure to compete for major trophies. Ronaldo looked to be heading to Manchester City initially, but the Red Devils swooped in to snap him up and confirmed an agreement on Friday.
Fire guts Abonnema Wharf in Port Harcourt
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Fire guts Abonnema Wharf in Port Harcourt

A section of Abonnema Wharf in Port Harcourt Local Government Area of Rivers State was on Wednesday gutted by fire. The incident has caused panic in the area as several petrol tankers parked in the area made frantic efforts to leave at the same time. The cause of the fire was yet to be ascertained at the time of filing this report. DAILYPOST however observed that firefighters have arrived at the scene of the fire and are making efforts to put it out. Details later…
Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo
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Four dead as gunmen attack oil workers in Imo

An attack by gunmen at Assa community in Ohaji/Egbema Local Government Area of Imo State, has left at least four workers of Lee Engineering Company dead. The oil workers were on their way to an oil plant Assa community when the gunmen opened fire on them, killing four and leaving many others severely wounded. National president of Congress of Ohaji Youths, Emmanuel Ugorji confirmed the incident and told Punch that some community leaders and security agents, including himself, have visited the scene. Ugorji called on government to beef up security in the area as gunmen have been terrorising the area in recent times. He said;   “The first attack by this group was attacked on Oil Serve company and second was the kidnapping of the Cluster Development Board Chairman, Go...
Fire Razes TV Station in Ogun
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Fire Razes TV Station in Ogun

Hi-Impact TV, Nigeria’s first full HD Television Studio in Ogun has been razed down by fire. The fire incident at the TV station located in the premises of Hi-Impact Planet Amusements Park & Resort at Kilometre 12 Lagos-Ibadan Express way, Ibafo in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun, reportedly occurred on Thursday August 12. Ogun State Fire Services which confirmed the incident in a statement on Friday August 13, said the fire was traced to a power surge which was quickly curtailed and extinguished by the firefighters. Though no life was lost, it was gathered that valuables in the studio were burnt to ashes. Ogun  State Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo and the Director of the State Fire Services, Fatai Adefa...
Fire at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s New Orleans mansion Investigated as Possible arson
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Fire at Beyoncé and Jay Z’s New Orleans mansion Investigated as Possible arson

A fire that broke out at a mansion believed to belong to Beyoncé and Jay Z is being investigated as possible arson. New Orleans Police Department confirmed that there was a report of a suspicious person in the area on Wednesday, July 21, around 6.20pm, when the fire was believed to have broken out. The fire in the 1500 block of Harmony Street in New Orleans appeared to have begun in the kitchen. According to Nola.com firefighters found books inside an oven and a gas can was also discovered on the property. A neighbour told the website that police believe that someone broke into the home shortly before the fire. It took 22 firefighters over two hours to extinguish the fire. A witness told WGNO News that a man was seen running from the property. August Arther sai...
Three Nigerian migrants die after Jumping from windows of 10-storey building to escape fire in France
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Three Nigerian migrants die after Jumping from windows of 10-storey building to escape fire in France

Three Nigerian migrants have died after they jumped out of windows of a public house building to escape a fire in the southern French city of Marseille. The incident happened shortly after 5 a.m on Saturday, July 17, when a fire broke out of the building in the housing estate "Les Flamants" where migrants from Nigeria are known to squat. A two-year-old and an adult were also seriously hurt in the blaze inside the ten-floor building, Marseille public prosecutor, Dominique Laurens, said. The child was very seriously burned. Nine other people reportedly sustained less serious injuries. The three victims, aged 20 to 30, apparently desperate amid the flames spreading in the building, jumped out of windows. Knotted bed sheets hanging from the facade indicated how desperate the...
Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road
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Unknown Gunmen kill Army Major General along Lokoja-Abuja road

Armed bandits have killed Major General Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshal of the Nigerian Army. A statement released by the Nigerian Army this morning says Ahmed was murdered along the Lokoja-Abuja road on Thursday, July 15. Family sources say he was returning from Okene when the gunmen opened fire on his car. A statement released by Army spokesperson, Onyema Nwachukwu, says the deceased will be buried according to Islamic rites today July 16. It reads; ''With a heavy heart, the Chief of Army Staff, Lt Gen Faruk Yahaya, and Soldiers of the Nigerian Army regret to announce the passing on of Maj Gen Hassan Ahmed, a former Provost Marshall of the Nigerian Army. The sad incident occurred when the senior officer's vehicle was attacked by gunmen while transiting along Loko...
Multiple people dead as plane crashes close to airport shortly after takeoff in Sweden
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Multiple people dead as plane crashes close to airport shortly after takeoff in Sweden

Multiple people have died after a plane carrying nine people crashed close to the airport shortly after takeoff. The skydiver aircraft plummeted to the ground 200m from a runway at Orebro Airport in Sweden around 7.25pm on Thursday, July 8. The plane caught fire after crashing. Lars Hedelin, spokesman for Bergslagen Police, confirmed that several people died. It is believed that eight parachutists and a pilot were on board. Rescue chief Per-Ove Staberyd told TV4 that two people were taken to hospital. Pictures show police cars and ambulances at the scene. Firefighters were also there to extinguish the fire.
Fire guts Synagogue Church on night of late founder’s candlelight procession; Church reacts
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Fire guts Synagogue Church on night of late founder’s candlelight procession; Church reacts

There was a fire incident at the headquarters of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Monday, July 5, 2021.. The fire broke out just an hour after the candlelight procession for the late founder of the church, Prophet T.B Joshua. The procession, which kicked off the week-long funeral rites for the late TB Joshua, held on Monday evening, led by TB Joshua's widow, Evelyn Joshua. Thousands of followers attended the ceremony that started with "three meditative laps of The SCOAN Prayer Mountain in honour of the memory of Prophet T.B. Joshua." Afterwards, members gathered at "the Junction of the Cross" to drop their burning candles. After the candlelight service, there was a fire outbreak at the storehouse within the SCOAN complex at about 11 pm. The church co...
Fire razes store of Yola’s main hospital
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Fire razes store of Yola’s main hospital

A strategic store of Specialist Hospital, Yola, has been destroyed by fire. The Adamawa State Specialist Hospital, located in the Jimeta district of the state capital, is the biggest state government hospital in Adamawa. Although, witnesses say no less than three trucks of fire fighting vehicles had gone to put off the fire by afternoon of Sunday, signs of the destructive fire were still evident by the early evening. Smoke was still oozing from burnt furniture and other items around the building tagged ‘Central Sterile Supply Department’ when our correspondent visited the place. The cause of the fire outbreak was still unknown at the time of filing this report. Typical of the hospital, no official would speak on the incident. The Adamawa State Specialist Hospital, located...
Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!
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Fury and Wilder face to face – expect mind games!

The last time Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder sat at a press conference to debate their fight, the first meaningful blow was landed. Trouble was, Wilder did not realise. "What I did last time wasn't good enough so I'm changing it up, and we'll look for the knockout," Fury said. "It's a bold move to fight fire with fire. But there it was, not so much a clue but a clear and obvious declaration from Fury that he intended to perform a 180-degree about-turn with his tactics. Sure enough, he rampaged through a startled Wilder in seven dominant rounds of their rematch. They will come head to head for the first time since Wilder was left bloodied and floored, his unbeaten record and fearsome aura in tatters, on Tuesday at 9pm to officially announce a trilogy match for July 24 in L...
PDP Youth Leader in Imo allegedly Killed by Assailants
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PDP Youth Leader in Imo allegedly Killed by Assailants

The youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in the Oru-East Local government area of Imo State, Kenneth Amukamara, has been killed by yet-to-be-identified gunmen on Monday night, May 31. Punch reports that the hoodlums stormed Kenneth's house, killed him, and also burnt his house, and damaged the vehicles of his brother, who is said to be a retired soldier. Confirming the incident, the PDP State Youth Leader, Greg Nwadike, in a statement released, said that apart from killing Kenneth, the assailants also set the deceased’s house on fire. The statement in part reads “Finally confirming the assassination of the PDP LGA Youth Leader for Oru-East LGA, Imo State, Kenneth Amukamara. He was assassinated on Monday night at his home in Awo-Omamma by assailants and his house was s...
Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader
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Gunmen kill son of Kwara community leader

The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Kwara State has confirmed the killing of the son of Reke community leader (Magaji), Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh. It was gathered that the gang of the armed men invaded the Reke community at about 2 am on Monday, May 31, and headed straight to the house of the Magaji, Alhaji Abdullahi Jimoh, where they opened fire on his eldest son whose name was given as Abiodun. The Reke community is located on Eyenkorin/Afon road in Asa local government area of the state. Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the NSCDC in the state command, Babawale Afolabi, who confirmed the incident said that the corpse of the deceased had been taken to the General Hospital by the Police in Afon division for autopsy “Today 31st May 2021 at about 0600hrs in...
Angry Mob Sets two Suspected Bandits Ablaze in Niger state
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Angry Mob Sets two Suspected Bandits Ablaze in Niger state

Two suspected kidnappers were burnt alive by an angry mob in Madalla area of Suleja Local Government Area of Niger State. It was gathered that the incident happened about 10 am on Monday, May 24, few hours after about 15 persons were kidnapped at Gauraka in Tafa Local Government Area of the state. According to eyewitnesses, the suspected bandits were about to escape when the people in the area rounded them up and set them on fire with petrol and used tyres. It could not be confirmed if there was any link between the Gauraka kidnap incident and the burnt suspected kidnappers.
Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges
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Atlanta Spa Shooter, Robert Aaron Long Indicted on Murder Charges

The 22-year-old man accused of opening fire at three Atlanta-area spas in March, killing eight people, including six women of Asian descent, has been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. A Fulton County grand jury indicted Robert Aaron Long on murder charges connected to the March 16 killings of Suncha Kim, 69; Soon Chung Park, 74; Hyun Jung Grant, 51; and Yong Ae Yue, 63; according to The Associated Press. The indictment only covered those four killings at Gold Spa and Aromatherapy Spa in Atlanta, and not the attack in Cherokee County, in which Xiaojie “Emily” Tan, 49; Daoyou Feng, 44; Delaina Yaun, 33; and Paul Michels, 54, were killed. The indictment charges Long with four counts of murder, four counts of felony murder, five counts of assault with a deadly weapon, four coun...
Girl in 6th Grade Opens Fires on Classmates at Idaho Middle School Injuring 3
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Girl in 6th Grade Opens Fires on Classmates at Idaho Middle School Injuring 3

A female middle school student opened fire on classmates at an Idaho middle school on Thursday, injuring a custodian and two other students before being disarmed by a teacher and taken into custody. The shooting happened at Rigby Middle School in Jefferson County just after 9 a.m on May 6th. The student, a sixth-grader, pulled the gun out of a backpack before she opened fire, authorities said. "During the shooting, a teacher disarmed the student and detained her until law enforcement took her into custody," Jefferson County Sheriff Steve Anderson said during a news conference. "She did take the handgun from the student." "She fired multiple rounds inside of the school and out," Anderson said at a news conference. "We don't have a lot of details of why. That is being...
Cairo Market in Lagos Gutted by Fire
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Cairo Market in Lagos Gutted by Fire

Cairo Market in Oshodi, Lagos state is currently on fire. The fire outbreak started yesterday night, May 6, and is still raging. Efforts are being made to stop the fire. The cause of the fire outbreak is yet unknown. Watch a video from the scene of the incident below..
Pornhub CEO’s £11m Mansion Goes up in Flames in Suspected Arson Attack
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Pornhub CEO’s £11m Mansion Goes up in Flames in Suspected Arson Attack

Pornhub CEO Feras Antoon's £11m mansion has gone up in flames in a suspected arson attack. The mansion was under construction and recently put up for sale boasting eight bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, and plans for multiple elevators in Montreal in Quebec, Canada. Police found the 1.4 acre property ablaze after receiving reports of two people spotted trespassing there at 11.30pm on Sunday, April 25. Neighbours were evacuated as more than 80 firefighters tackled the flames in the Ahuntsic-Cartierville neighbourhood, DailyStar reports. No one was hurt but the fire caused "major" damage to the mansion before it was under control by 2.30am. Police spokesman Julien Lévesque told VICE: "Police officers who arrived on site were able to see that the fire began inside the reside...
Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state
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Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking residents in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state. The extremist group stormed the community on Monday evening, April 26, shooting sporadically as residents fled into the mountains for safety. Security agencies are currently exchanging fire in an attempt to repel the attack. Gwoza is the home town of Senator Representing Borno South, Ali Ndume who is also the Chairman senate committee on the army. Senator Ndume confirmed the attack to Vanguard. He told the publication that a "group of armed insurgents are currently attacking my home town Gwoza".
Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state
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Boko Haram Attacks Mainok Community in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents on Sunday April 25, attacked Mainok community in Borno state. Mainok which is the headquarters of the Kaga Local Government Area, is located on the Maiduguri – Damaturu Highway and is 55 kilometres away from Maiduguri, the state capital. Eyewitnesses told Daily Trust that houses were set on fire by the insurgents who also broke into shops.  It was also learnt that the insurgents were seen in a convoy of between 15 and 20 vehicles near Mainok town on Sunday afternoon. The Nation reported that because of the attack, the highway was closed for about four hours, causing heavy traffic from both sides of Maiduguri and Damaturu. Many commuters were almost caught breaking their fast in the gridlock before the road was reopened. Some of the drivers who passed t...
Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire
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Police Debunk Report of Imo House of Assembly Being Set on fire

The Imo state police command has debunked report of the state house of assembly being set on fire. A video of an alleged fire at the state House of Assembly had gone viral on Sunday night, April 26. Reacting to the video, Imo police spokesperson Orlando Ikeokwu said the building on fire was not the State House of Assembly nor any building in the area. Ikeokwu also confirmed that motorists were robbed in Orji area of Owerri, in an attack which left four persons with bullet injuries. Victims of the attack have been taken to the Federal Medical Center, Owerri for treatment.
82 Die In Baghdad COVID-19 Hospital Fire
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82 Die In Baghdad COVID-19 Hospital Fire

Eighty-two people died and 110 were injured at a Baghdad hospital that had been equipped to house COVID-19 patients, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Sunday. “We urgently need to review safety measures at all hospitals to prevent such a painful incident from happening in future,” spokesman Khalid al-Muhanna told state television, while updating the toll. The fire erupted on Saturday night at the Ibn Khatib hospital in the Diyala Bridge area. Ali Bayati, a member of Iraq’s semi-official High Commission for Human Rights, had said earlier a final death toll had not yet been officially announced but it could be between 30 to 45. Patients’ relatives scrambled during the blaze to save their loved ones. A man who had been visiting his brother described people jumping out ...
Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation
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Security Agents Kill IPOB Militia Commander and Others in Sting Operation

Operatives of the Nigeria Police Force and their counterparts from the Nigerian Army and DSS in a joint operation on Saturday, April 24, stormed the operational headquarters of Insurgents (IPOB Militias) in Awomama Village Oru East LGA of Imo State. According to police sources, the Insurgents are responsible for the attack on the Imo State Police Headquarters and the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service on 5th April 2021. They allegedly also carried out series of calculated, violent attacks on security personnel and formations in the southeast and South-South region of the country. According to the police, as the security forces approached the base of the insurgents, they came under rapid fire from the group. In a bold and clinical response,  the joint security force...
Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo
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Amotekun Officer Shot Dead in Oyo

A personnel of the Oyo State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, Suleiman Quadri, has been killed by gunmen. According to reports, Quadri was said to have been ambushed by bandits numbering about 11 while escorting the staff of a farm to the farmland in Fiditi on Tuesday night, April 20. The gunmen opened fire on the security operative and his colleague Amoo Yisau. While Yisau sustained gunshot injuries and is being treated at the General Hospital, Owode Oyo, Quadri lost his life. The commandant of Amotekun Corps, Col. Olayinka Olayanju (rtd), confirmed the incident and said the deceased has since been buried according to Islamic rites.
Fire Guts Katsina House Of Assembly Complex – SR
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Fire Guts Katsina House Of Assembly Complex – SR

SaharaReporters gathered that the fire started at the chamber and spread to other sections of the Assembly complex. The fire according to a source, destroyed some property including sensitive documents of the House. Men of the state fire service stations were still battling to put out the fire as at the time of filing the report.
Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer
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Tottenham Sacked Mourinho Amids Fears 10 Players Could Dump Club this Summer

  Tottenham Hotspur chairman, Daniel Levy, decided to fire Jose Mourinho in the fear that up to 10 first-team players would push to leave this summer if he remained in charge, according to Eurosport. Mourinho was sacked on Monday after 17 months in charge of the north London club. It is understood Levy took the decision because he didn’t want to lose his ‘dream team’ of Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Gareth Bale at the end of this season. Spurs are desperate to keep striker Kane, but the England captain is attracting a lot of interest already. The player has insisted he will not make a decision after the Euro 2020 competition. Levy is also a big fan of Alli, despite the midfielder failing to hit top form in the last two seasons. Alli endured a frosty relationship with Mo...

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