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Two company staff, one other kidnapped as gunmen in military uniform strike again on Lagos-Ibadan expressway
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Two company staff, one other kidnapped as gunmen in military uniform strike again on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

Gunmen have kidnapped three persons on the Lagos-Ibadan highway barely eight days after four persons were abducted and a driver killed at Onigari axis. It was gathered that the gunmen suspected to be bandits struck again on Saturday, January 15, at Ishara-Remo axis in Ogun State jurisdiction. Nigerian Tribune learnt that the gunmen numbering about 10, emerged from a bush along the road dressed in military uniform and started shooting sporadically, directing the shots at vehicles and their occupants. While some including Nollywood actress, Bimpe Akintunde and her daughter were able to escape, two staff members of Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers (NCRIB) and another unidentified person, were not so lucky. The workers were said to be returning home from a ceremon...
Singer Sara Evans’ Estranged Husband Jay Barker Arrested for allegedly Attempting to hit her with his car
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Singer Sara Evans’ Estranged Husband Jay Barker Arrested for allegedly Attempting to hit her with his car

Harry "Jay" Barker, a former NFL player has arrested for allegedly attempted to hit his country singer estranged wife, Sara Evans with his car on Saturday January 15. The alleged incident occurred after Evans, 50, left a party at a neighbor's house on Norwood Drive in Nashville. The singer had hitched a ride with a friend and was passing her driveway when she spotted Barker parked there. Evans then saw Barker "backing up his vehicle at a high speed rate, attempting to hit them but missed," WIAT reports. Barker allegedly fled before Evans was able to contact police, who arrived on scene around 1:30 a.m. local time. The affidavit says Barker eventually returned to the scene, where he spoke with officers and was ultimately arrested. He was arrested after an eyewitness informed the ...
Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth for the rest of his life” – Lawyers for Prince Harry demand UK government start paying for his police protection
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Prince Harry inherited a security risk at birth for the rest of his life” – Lawyers for Prince Harry demand UK government start paying for his police protection

Lawyers for Prince Harry are demanding a judicial review against a refusal of the UK's Home Office to pay for his police protection when in the UK. Harry, grand child of Queen Elizabeth, his taxpayer-funded police security after stepping back from royal duties in 2020 and relocating to Los Angeles with his wife, Meghan Markle and their son, Archie. But now the US-based Duke of Sussex says his private security team does not have adequate jurisdiction abroad and that his status as a prince means he'll always be a security risk and a target of hate crimes. His lawyers say the Prince  wants to visit his home country with his family, but needs to "ensure" their safety. The application for a judicial review - a challenge in the High Court against the decision of a public body or go...
AFCON 2021: It’s sad for us – Ola Aina reflects on Sudan’s penalty in 3-1 win
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AFCON 2021: It’s sad for us – Ola Aina reflects on Sudan’s penalty in 3-1 win

Nigerian defender, Ola Aina, has said it was “sad” to see the team lose their clean sheet against Sudan. The Super Eagles were three goals up, when Aina gave away a penalty in the second half. Initially, the incident was not picked up by the referee, but it was later awarded following a VAR review. “Yea, we gave away the clean sheet. “It’s sad for the team, the defence, and it’s sad for Madu because he’s been keeping clean sheets,” Aina told the Super Eagles media team. Aina admitted he was at fault, but insisted he was looking at the ball and not the player. “What happened was I was not looking at the player. Obviously, I held his shirt a little bit, but there’s always a little bit of shirt holding in the box, and I was just watching the ball. “I didn’t see when I s...
Man stabbed to death after disagreement with bouncer at Lagos nightclub
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Man stabbed to death after disagreement with bouncer at Lagos nightclub

A yet-to-be-identified Nigerian man has died after he was allegedly stabbed to death in Lagos following a fight that broke out at a nightclub located in the Iju area of the state.   According to The Cable, the incident happened at Lounge 95 in the early hours of Saturday, January 15.   A resident of the area claimed the victim had a disagreement with the bouncer and this led to a fight.   “The guy was stabbed at the club after a disagreement with one of the bouncers at the club. After his death, his friends or some people that knew him came to the police, before the police came to the place” he said   Olamide Ogunlewe one of the police officers on the ground, said an investigation was ongoing on the case.
Kanye West under investigation by LA cops over battery case after rapper ‘got into a physical fight’
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Kanye West under investigation by LA cops over battery case after rapper ‘got into a physical fight’

Kanye West is under investigation by Los Angeles cops as a suspect in a battery case after the rapper "got into a physical fight." The alleged battery took place early Thursday morning, January 13. According to TMZ, the 44-year-old rapper got into an argument that allegedly turned physical around 3am in DTLA. Cops told the outlet that the incident occurred near the Soho Warehouse. It is not clear if Kanye was at Soho Warehouse before the incident took place. Kanye allegedly pushed the other person, while the case is now being investigated as misdemeanor battery. The crime carries a jail sentence that could last up to six months. TMZ also obtained a video of the rapper, which was shot either late Wednesday night or early Thursday m...
FA Cup: Conte reacts as Tottenham fans boo Ndombele
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FA Cup: Conte reacts as Tottenham fans boo Ndombele

Tottenham Hotspur manager, Antonio Conte has urged Tanguy Ndombele to improve on the pitch to get the fans back on side. The French midfielder was roundly booed by his own supporters during the FA Cup third-round win over Morecambe. Ndombele has struggled to impress since he joined Spurs from Lyon in a £55m deal in the summer of 2019. He was handed a starting spot against the League One strugglers, but again failed to impress. Ndombele was part of a triple change made by Conte on the hour mark with his side trailing 1-0. The player incurred the wrath of the crowd by showing no urgency to get off the pitch, slowly walking off from the other side and then heading straight down the tunnel as he was being booed. When asked about the incident after Spurs eventually won 3-1, Con...
Gunmen bomb police headquarters in Imo, free detainees
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Gunmen bomb police headquarters in Imo, free detainees

Gunmen have staged an attack on the Ideato South Local Government Area Police Headquarters in Dikenafai, Imo State. They attacked parts of the station with explosives and set free the detainees. The explosives reportedly destroyed the administrative office, the Divisional Police Officer’s office, and the reception desk. Chairman of Ideato South LGA Interim Management Committee, Pastor Bede Ikeaka, expressed shock at the incident. But Imo Police Command spokesman, Michael Abattam, a Chief Superintendent of Police, said he was yet to be briefed, PM News reports.
Abia community kicks as soldier kills 28-year-old man
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Abia community kicks as soldier kills 28-year-old man

The Ovim community, in the Isuikwuato Local Government Area of Abia State, is in turmoil after a soldier allegedly killed a 28-year-old man, Chinonso Nwachukwu. Residents told Punch Metro that the soldier, who was in the company of his colleagues, invaded the community around 9pm on Monday. They were said to have accused the late Nwachukwu of blocking their way. While the victim reportedly stood up to give way for them, one of the military officers allegedly shot him in the head, killing him on the spot. The traditional ruler of Amune community and Okwu II, HRH Eze Chigbu Ikwulagu, said community leaders were in a meeting over the incident. “There are different versions of what happened and we are still investigating. We will come out with a statement on the matter,” he adde...
Man sets himself ablaze in car while screaming about Covid in front of diners
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Man sets himself ablaze in car while screaming about Covid in front of diners

A man has suffered life-threatening burns after setting himself on fire in his car. The incident occurred in Richmond, Australia, last Saturday, Dec. 25. The man was allegedly heard screaming about the country's strict coronavirus restrictions before he set himself ablaze in a silver hatchback, outside a local restaurant, at the time. Police and firefighters attempted to extinguish the flames with water but needed the help of five other people to do so.     Other bystanders helped police to restrain the man until the officers were able to pin him to the ground.   He was then taken to hospital, via ambulance, where he was treated for "life-threatening injuries", police said.   One witness told local news that the man's flesh was "burning...
Suspected bandits kill woman in Zamfara
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Suspected bandits kill woman in Zamfara

Gunmen suspected to be bandits have killed a yet to be identified female traveller in Zamfara state According to one Almustapha Abdullahi, she was killed along the Magami-Gusau road on Wednesday, December 29. Details about the incident are still sketchy at the time of this report, however, it was gathered that some other travellers were reportedly abducted during the attack. Meanwhile, one Jamilu Suleiman Magami said that the woman's body has been deposited at the General Hospital in Magami Town.
Police officers extorted N50k from me and gave me N3k for transport – Nigerian fashion designer claims
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Police officers extorted N50k from me and gave me N3k for transport – Nigerian fashion designer claims

A Nigerian fashion designer, Olanrewaju Olatunji has alleged that police officers extorted N50,000 from him and gave him N3k out of the money for transport. According to him, the incident happened on his way to Ogbomoso, Oyo State on November 20, 2021. The designer shared his experience on Wednesday December 29, while reacting to relationship coach, Solomon Buchi's post.
Ghanaian returnee on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend in Edo state
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Ghanaian returnee on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend in Edo state

A Ghanaian returnee is on the run after allegedly killing his girlfriend on Christmas Eve. The man identified as Osas is accused of murdering Elohor Oniorosa in what is suspected to be ritual killing in Egor, Benin, Edo State. According to the State Police PPRO, SP Bello Kontongs, the father of the deceased William Oniorosa reported the case to the police and investigation is on to arrest the suspect. He said: "The Suspect's name is Osas and his surname is unknown. He was a boyfriend Of Elohor Oniorosa, daughter of one William Oniorosa who reported the incident to the police. "Investigation is on while the suspect is on the run. The Incident happens on the 24/12/2021," the PPRO added. It was gathered that the suspect recently returned from Ghana a week ago and al...
Gunmen abduct paramount ruler in Plateau
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Gunmen abduct paramount ruler in Plateau

Paramount ruler of Gindiri in Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau State, Charles Mato Dakat has been abducted by gunmen suspected to be bandits.   The monarch was kidnapped at his residence in the early of Sunday December 26, after a heavy gun battle.   The Nation reported that the incident has thrown the town into a state of panic.
We Should have our day in Court – Fourth Woman says as She Accuses Chris Noth of sexual assault
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We Should have our day in Court – Fourth Woman says as She Accuses Chris Noth of sexual assault

New York singer Lisa Gentile on Thursday December 23, became the fourth woman to accuse Sex And The City star, Chris Noth of sexual assault. Alleging that incident occurred in 2002, Gentile claimed Noth accosted her sexually in her apartment after giving her a ride home from the eatery Da Marino in Midtown and then threatened to ruin her career if she ever spoke out. Addressing a  press conference with her attorney, Gloria Allred, the singer-songwriter said they first met in 1998 because he was a “regular there and good friends with the owner Pasquale Marino.” She said; “I was afraid to come forward because Mr. Noth’s power and his threats to ruin my career. “I would often see Chris dining and hanging out there when I would visit Da Marino with my family and my friends." Ge...
Fuel tanker explodes in a filling station at Awka
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Fuel tanker explodes in a filling station at Awka

A tragic incident occurred today as a fuel tanker exploded at a filling station in Awka, Anambra state capital. Though the number of casualties from the incident which occurred at Mobil petrol station in Awka, Anambra State capital on Thursday December 23 could not be ascertained at the time of filing this report, it caused a heavy gridlock on Onitsha-Awka road. Fire fighters were seen in videos shared online, battling to put out the fire which was still raging at the time of their arrival. Watch the videos below...............................
Referee Hackett slams Paul Tierney for not giving red card to Harry Kane
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Referee Hackett slams Paul Tierney for not giving red card to Harry Kane

Former Premier League referee, Keith Hackett has lambasted referee Paul Tierney for not sending off Harry Kane during Tottenham’s 2-2 with Liverpool on Sunday. He said the England striker does not deserve to remain on the pitch after his ‘reckless’ tackle on Liverpool’s Andy Robertson. Kane was fortunate to remain in the game following his studs-up challenge on Liverpool’s left-back in the first half. Referee Tierney only showed the England captain a yellow card for the incident, which was not deemed as a clear and obvious error by VAR. Then later on in the game, Tierney gave Robertson a red card for his swipe on Tottenham full-back Emerson Royal. But Hackett, who is the former head of the Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL), believes Kane should have also be...
Passengers escape death as bus catches fire in Ilorin
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Passengers escape death as bus catches fire in Ilorin

The Kwara State Fire Service said it saved passengers from being burnt alive after their bus caught fire in Ilorin. Head of the fire service’s Media and Publicity Unit, Hassan Adekunle, who disclosed this in a statement on Saturday, said that the incident occurred at about 7:pm on Friday, opposite Challenge Bookshop, Challenge Area, Ilorin. Adekunle said the bus had just arrived Ilorin from Lagos when it caught fire and was burnt severely. He said no life was lost as the firemen were able to stop the ravaging fire on time thereby preventing other vehicles within the area from getting burnt. Adekunle urged the public never to hesitate to call the fire brigade for rescue in case of any fire incident within their environs.
Two Die-Hard Fans Made Wizkid Fall During Performance In Abuja
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Two Die-Hard Fans Made Wizkid Fall During Performance In Abuja

Many were in attendance at Wizkid‘s recent Abuja concert were surprised when overzealous fans grabbed him by the leg during his performance. Images from the shocking incident have sparked a wide range of reactions on social media. The crooner’s security agents can be seen fending off fans who are holding on to Wizkid’s leg in the footage. Wizkid fell on stage, got up, and kept performing after repeated attempts to release them. @Phemino wrote “People love Wizkid. He’s the real African Micheal Jackson. And he is always receptive and warm to his fans too” @nadiraaaaahh said: Me when I see him😂 wo I will enter him😂 See Post Below:
‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer
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‘He took Nude Photos after Raping me’- Witness Testifies Against Iniubong Umoren’s alleged Killer

A female witness in the trial of Uduak Akpan, the man accused of killing job-seeker, Iniubong Umoren, has narrated to the court how the accused on December 5, 2020, lured allegedly lured her to his house with a fake job offer in December 2020 and raped her. Iniubong, a fresh graduate was allegedly killed by Akpan after luring her to his apartment with a fake job offer. Narrating her ordeal at the resumed trial, the witness told the court she had arrived Akpan’s house in Uruan Local Government Area by 5 p.m. and left around 1 a.m. “He said that in the farm, they deal on drugs and that the government knows about it, and before he employs anybody, he has to test the drugs on the person. I pleaded with him but he said that if the drug was too much on me, that there is a tonic water ...
Strange man charges at Bishop Oyedepo on the pulpit
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Strange man charges at Bishop Oyedepo on the pulpit

A bizarre scene played out recently at Living Faith Church, Canaanland, Ogun, when a strange man ran towards the senior pastor of the church, Bishop David Oyedepo, grabbing him by his feer. The incident occurred two Sundays before the Shiloh program organized by the church last week. The man beat security and held Bishop Oyedepo's feet. He was however stopped by security. Watch a video below
Singer Tems reflects on her time in Ugandan prison one year after
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Singer Tems reflects on her time in Ugandan prison one year after

Tems is reflecting on her time in a Ugandan prison one year after the incident. The singer was remanded in prison in Uganda alongside singer Omah Lay and Muyiwa Awomiyi when they visited the African country for a concert last December. They were charged to court on charges of negligently doing acts likely to spread an infectious disease. Now, one year after, Tems took to Twtter to reflect on how much progress she has made since then. She tweeted: "This very day Last Year, I was sitting in prison in Uganda bonding with women and kids. "I almost can’t believe the things I’ve seen so far. "All I can say is God is too awesome and He will always have the last and final laugh."
Properties destroyed as fire guts shopping complex in Lagos
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Properties destroyed as fire guts shopping complex in Lagos

Properties worth millions of Naira have been destroyed after a fire gutted a shopping complex at number 18, Otigba Street, Computer Village, Ikeja in the early hours of today, December 13. As soon as the report was received, Fire Fighters were contacted and arrived immediately. Policemen were drafted there to protect the Firefighters and others present. The fire has been put out successfully, and no life was lost in the incident. The cause of the outbreak is yet unknown. See more photos below...
Katsina Deputy Speaker’s Sister Escapes from bandits’ Den after 105 days in Captivity
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Katsina Deputy Speaker’s Sister Escapes from bandits’ Den after 105 days in Captivity

Asma’u Dalhatu, younger sister of Katsina Deputy Speaker, Hon. Shehu Dalhatu Tafoki, has escaped from bandits’ den after being held for 105 days in captivity. The Deputy Speaker said Asmaú who was abducted alongside her sister on September 4 when bandits attacked Tafoki village in Faskari local government area of Katsina state, escaped during a military onslaught on the enclave where she was kept. Shehu Dalhatu further revealed that Asma’u is a Secondary School leaver and was about to be given out in marriage at the time of the incident.
Insecurity: Niger Gov decries killing of worshippers in Mashegu
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Insecurity: Niger Gov decries killing of worshippers in Mashegu

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has condemned the attack and subsequent killing of worshippers at a Mosque in Ba’ari community, Mashegu Local Government Area of the state. The Governor condemned the incident in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mrs Mary Noel-Berje, in Minna, the state capital. He decried how some groups of individuals have no regard for places of worship as they now attack and kill their unsuspecting victims while praying. While condoling with the family members of those that were killed, he reaffirmed his commitment and unrelenting efforts to curtail the nefarious activities of armed bandits in some parts of the state. According to the statement, “it is unfortunate that some people no longer respect the sanctity of life and pla...
Star Trek star Wil Wheaton apologizes for past homophobia, criticizes Dave Chappelle
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Star Trek star Wil Wheaton apologizes for past homophobia, criticizes Dave Chappelle

Actor Wil Wheaton has apologized for his own past homophobia and also condemned Dave Chappelle’s remarks about transgender people in his most recent Netflix special. The “Star Trek: The Next Generation” alum served the apology in a Facebook post and also made reference to Eddie Murphy’s 1983 standup show “Delirious.” The actor recalled how he made a slur, referencing gay men in a locker room when he was young. He said he was “embarrassed” and “horrified” and still “thinks about it all the time,” offering up an apology nearly 30 years after the incident. Wheaton wrote; “For much of my teen years, I was embarrassingly homophobic, and it all started with that comedy special." The actor then turned to Chappelle’s comments in his controversial Netflix special “The Closer", calling ...
Dowen College: Buhari breaks silence on student’s death, reveals what to do
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Dowen College: Buhari breaks silence on student’s death, reveals what to do

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured that no one involved in the alleged killing of Dowen College’s student, Sylvester Oromoni Jr would be spared. In a statement issued on Wednesday evening by his spokesman, Garba Shehu, the president condemned the incident that led to the death of the 12-year-old schoolboy. Recall that Sylvester Oromoni had prior to his death, alleged that five senior students of the Dowen College, Lekki, Lagos State had bullied him for refusing to be initiated into a cult group. The incident which led to the death of the young boy had triggered a reaction from several Nigerians who continued to demand justice for the late schoolboy. The Lagos State government had launched an investigation into the incident to unravel the controversy surrounding the death. ...
Actress Doris Ogala slams people saying she is chasing clout with the Sylvester Oromoni’s incident
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Actress Doris Ogala slams people saying she is chasing clout with the Sylvester Oromoni’s incident

Actress Doris Ogala has slammed people accusing her of chasing clout with the whole Sylvester Oromoni incident. Doris has in the last few days, used her social media platforms to demand justice for the 11-year-old Dowen college student who died after he was allegedly tortured by his schoolmates. This morning, she joined other women to stage a peaceful protest in front of the sealed premises of Dowen college in Lekki, Lagos state. She shared a video of her lying on the ground and weeping as she called for justice. Some Nigerians, however, stated that the actress was not serious for videoing herself while crying. They accused her of clout chasing. Doris has now replied her critics. See what she posted below
DaBaby’s Las Vegas battery case dismissed
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DaBaby’s Las Vegas battery case dismissed

A battery case against American rapper, DaBaby has been dismissed. The 29-year-old rapper had been accused of attacking a driver in Las Vegas in November 2020, but the misdemeanour battery charge has now been dismissed with prejudice, meaning the case against him cannot be refiled. Clark County District Attorney's Office told TMZ the charges were dismissed because DaBaby satisfied everything prosecutors asked him to do in order to resolve the case, including paying the alleged victim $7,500 and staying out of trouble. The 'Rockstar' hitmaker's lawyers had previously branded the allegations - which emerged months after the incident was claimed to have occurred - "an attempted money grab". His attorney, Drew Findling, previously said: "A 100% false accusation which suspiciousl...
Two brothers arrested for allegedly defiling nine-year-old girl in Enugu
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Two brothers arrested for allegedly defiling nine-year-old girl in Enugu

The Enugu state police command has arrested two biological brothers identified as Chima and Michael Nnamani for their alleged involvement in the serial raping of a nine-year-old girl in Akpawfu community in Nkanu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.   Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, said   “The case-file and suspects involved in the case of an alleged defilement of a nine-year-old have all been transferred to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Enugu, for conclusive investigation,” he said.   Activist and Founder of Women Aid Collective, Prof. Joy Ezeilo, who reported the case to the police, called for the immediate prosecution of the two suspects arrested for allegedly defiling the mi...
Lagos state government official booed at gospel programme, The Experience, last nigh
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Lagos state government official booed at gospel programme, The Experience, last nigh

An official of the Lagos state government was booed by some angry Nigerians at a gospel program, The Experience, that was held in Lagos last night December 3. The representative was called to give a speech at the program organized by House on The Rock. His speech was however disrupted by the angry Nigerians who booed him and asked him to leave the stage. The senior pastor, Paul Adefarasin, had to apologize to the Lagos state government after the incident. Watch a video showing the moment he was booed and Pastor Paul's apology below
Mercy Johnson, Princess, Lepacious Bose, Jaywon and other celebrities demand justice for Sylvester Oromini and accountability from the school involved
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Mercy Johnson, Princess, Lepacious Bose, Jaywon and other celebrities demand justice for Sylvester Oromini and accountability from the school involved

Celebrities have taken to their respective social media accounts to demand justice for Sylvester Oromoni. The 12-year-old boy died in hospital after allegedly being tortured by fellow students for refusing to join their cult group. The accused students are alleged to have fled school after Sylvester named them before his death. Now, celebrities, including Mercy Johnson, Comedian Princess, Lepacious Bose, and Juwon, are calling on the school, Dowen College,  to act by investigating the incident and coming up with answers. See some posts below.
I didn’t know we were rich until I was 13 – Davido says as he reveals his father drove a Honda and was modest despite being rich
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I didn’t know we were rich until I was 13 – Davido says as he reveals his father drove a Honda and was modest despite being rich

Davido has revealed that he grew up not knowing his father was rich. He explained that he watched his father work so hard and live modestly. He added that despite being rich, his father drove a Honda and his mother also had a modest Toyota car. He said it wasn't until he was age 13 that he knew his father is a wealthy man. Speaking during a radio interview, Davido recalled the incident that made him realise there were rich. The singer said it took moving into their new house for him to realise this. See below.
US rapper, Big Wan shot dead aged 19
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US rapper, Big Wan shot dead aged 19

An upcoming US rapper, Big Wan has been shot dead. Big Wan, from Milwaukee (real name Dawan Turner) was shot and killed Friday morning (November 26), according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Milwaukee police said shots were fired into a home on the 3800 block of North 13th Street where the 19-year-old was staying with his mother and grandmother. Reports say Big Wan was in an upstairs bedroom when the incident occurred, and he was pronounced dead at the scene. While his death has been ruled a homicide by Milwaukee police, there are no known suspects at this time. Big Wan’s breakthrough hit came in 2019 when he dropped “Fast Lane Lifestyle.” The video has since racked up over 400,000 YouTube, a big feat for an upcoming rapper. Family friend Hilda Alayeto, who has bee...
Webcam model accidentally shoots herself in vagina while recording a video for customers
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Webcam model accidentally shoots herself in vagina while recording a video for customers

A webcam model accidentally shot herself in the vagina while recording a video for her customers. Authorities said the incident happened inside her home earlier this month. Police were called to an "accidental gunshot wound" at a residence in Thomaston, Georgia, USA, shortly before noon on November 9. A sheriff's deputy arrived to the scene to find a paramedic holding an unloaded handgun and a spent bullet casing, who told police: "The female had shot herself in her vagina, accidentally." It is believed the model is named Lauren Hunter Daman, 27. She was reportedly alone inside her bedroom when the 9mm firearm was discharged. Resident Jordan Allen, who said he owned the gun, told police that he rushed into the bedroom after a hearing a gunshot from the kitchen. Allen sa...
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...
8-year-old boy becomes the first child to die from injuries as death toll from Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy rises to six
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8-year-old boy becomes the first child to die from injuries as death toll from Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy rises to six

A sixth person has died in the Wisconsin Christmas parade tragedy in the US.   The sixth victim is an eight-year-old boy named Jackson Sparks, the first child to die from injuries suffered in Sunday's incident. Jackson was walking in the parade with his brother, 12-year-old Tucker Sparks when they were struck as a driver plowed his SUV through the parade Sunday afternoon, November 21. The brothers were hospitalized in the intensive care unit at Children’s Wisconsin.   According to his GoFundMe page confirmed to be legitimate by a company spokesperson — Jackson underwent brain surgery on Sunday.   Tucker suffered a fractured skull and road rash, and he will be released from the hospital.   Jackson and Tucker were one of three sets of siblings t...
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 ...
BBNaija’s Angel expresses discomfort over fans pressuring her to take pictures and engage in conversations
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BBNaija’s Angel expresses discomfort over fans pressuring her to take pictures and engage in conversations

Angel Smith has said she "hates" it when fans talk to her and ask for pictures when all she wants is to not talk The Big Brother Naija reality star added that a number of fans pressure her to feature in their SnapChat videos and it mostly happens when she's having a bad day. She then narrated a particular incident where a fan's demeanour forced her to agree to take a picture despite not wanting to. See her tweets below.
It wasn’t a prank. We thought she died – DJ Michelle’s sister opens up after her rescue
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It wasn’t a prank. We thought she died – DJ Michelle’s sister opens up after her rescue

The sister of Nigerian disc jockey, DJ Michelle Abesin, has shut down rumours insinuating that the dj fake her death. It would be recalled that Stella Abesin had raised alarm last Thursday that her sister drowned at a Lagos beach while people watched. "My sister did not deserve this, I can’t breathe. They all stood there and watched her drown. God, where’s my sister?? Where’s her body?" she wrote. However, the 21-year-old DJ was recovered alive from the water 24 hours after she was presumed dead. Taking to Instagram on Sunday, November 21, Stella said contrary to the rumours making the round on social media, the incident wasn't a prank, adding that they thought Michelle had died. "Just to be clear, this wasn't a prank. We thought we lost Michelle and we are lucky to have h...
Klopp explains fight with Arteta during Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool
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Klopp explains fight with Arteta during Arsenal’s 4-0 defeat to Liverpool

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained his touchline fight with Arsenal boss, Mikel Arteta during their Premier League match on Saturday. Arsenal were thrashed 4-0 by Jurgen Klopp’s side and at some point in the game fight ensued between both benches. Klopp ended up receiving a yellow card for the referee over the incident and the German admitted that he crossed a line and deserved to be punished. The two managers had to be physically held back as they screamed and shouted at each other just after the half-hour mark. Arsenal boss was furious following a tackle from Sadio Mane on Takehiro Tomiyasu, prompting an angry exchange on the touchline because Liverpool bench did not see anything wrong with the challenge. Both Klopp and Arteta got cards from Michael Oliver with th...
Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match
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Man fighting for his life after QPR-Luton Match

A man is critically ill in hospital with a head injury police believe he may have suffered in an attack following QPR’s match against Luton. The 52-year-old, who is from the Luton area, was found at around 9.50pm on Friday, near the Uxbridge Road junction with Devonport Road in west London. Police believe he may have been assaulted or caught up in disorder after the Championship fixture at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium, and have appealed for witnesses. The man was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service (LAS) paramedics, and remains in a life-threatening condition. Metropolitan Police Detective Constable Arrash Faghihi said the incident happened in an "extremely busy" area and urged any witnesses or anyone with mobile phone footage which may be relevant to conta...
Panic in Imo as gunmen kidnap former Deputy Governor’s father
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Panic in Imo as gunmen kidnap former Deputy Governor’s father

HRH, Eze Madumere, the father of former Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prince Eze Madumere, has been kidnapped by unknown gunmen. The monarch was said to have been kidnapped at Iho Community in Ikeduru Local Government Area of the state. A resident of the locality, who pleaded anonymity, told DAILYPOST on Friday, that the 89-year-old traditional ruler of Ezi–Mbieri Autonomous Community in Mbaitoli Local Government Area was reportedly ambushed by gunmen after sporadic shootings on his way to a funeral on Friday The hoodlums were said to have dragged the traditional ruler out from his vehicle and drove to an unknown destination. This incident was said to have sent panic and fear across the local government and entire state. Confirming the incident Prince Eze Madumere, the forme...
Lekki shooting: Lai Mohammed should apologize to us – CNN’s lawyer says
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Lekki shooting: Lai Mohammed should apologize to us – CNN’s lawyer says

A Lawyer to the Cable News Network (CNN) has said the honorable thing for the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, to do is apologize to the news platform after discrediting its investigative report on the October 20, 2020 Lekki tollgate shooting. CNN in a report released said that the military did attack the unarmed protesters and fired live ammunition of them. Lai Mohammed held several press conferences where he condemned the report and tagged it fake news while insisting no one died in the incident. Recall that on Monday, November 15, the Lagos state Panel of Inquiry, released its report to the state government in which it indicted the Nigerian Army and Police of killing and injuring the unarmed protesters during the protest. In a statement released, CNN’s Nig...
Suspected robbers stab woman to death in Ogun
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Suspected robbers stab woman to death in Ogun

A woman identified as Sekinat Adesanya, has been killed by suspected robbers in Ogun state. The incident happened around Moro community, close to Odokekere, in the Sagamu Local Government Area of the state at about 5:30 am on Saturday, November 13. According to Punch, the deceased was on her way to join in the preparation for a family member’s wedding ceremony when two hoodlums attacked her. The hoodlums slit her throat with knife, dispossessed her of her phone and other valuables and fled on a motorcycle. Residents, who heard Sekinat’s scream for help during the scuffle rushed to her aid and found her in a pool of blood. Sekinat’s husband, Isa, a car programmer, said that she died shortly after the attack. He urged the police to conduct a thorough investigation i...
”Fake news” Ministry of Information reacts to report Claiming Lai Mohammed has denied saying nobody died at Lekki tollgate
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”Fake news” Ministry of Information reacts to report Claiming Lai Mohammed has denied saying nobody died at Lekki tollgate

The Ministry of Information and Culture has described as ''fake news'' reports claiming the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has recanted his comment on the Lekki tollgate. The Minister has always insisted that no one died in the Lekki tollgate shooting that happened on October 20, 2020. The Lagos state Jucidial panel of inquiry into the unfortunate incident, turned in its report to the state government on Monday, November 15, in which it confirmed that some people did die during the shooting incident and that the police and Nigerian Army are culpable of the killings. Many Nigerians have since been waiting for the Minister to comment on the findings of the panel of inquiry. The Ministry of Information via its Facebook page has denied claims that the Minister ...
Update: More than 125 fans file $750 million lawsuit against Travis Scott over Astroworld tragedy
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Update: More than 125 fans file $750 million lawsuit against Travis Scott over Astroworld tragedy

More than 125 fans have sued rapper Travis Scott for $750 million over the deadly Astroworld Festival incident that left 10 dead and hundreds injured earlier this month. The lawsuit, filed by Houston Attorney Tony Buzbee, who had previously been representing at least 35 victims from the concert - accuses Scott and festival organizers of 'gross negligence' for the chaos at Astroworld on November 5. The suit also names Live Nation, Epic Records Drake, and Apple as defendants for their involvement in organizing the festival, and Buzbee plans to file another lawsuit with 100 more plaintiffs in the coming days. 'No amount of money will ever make these Plaintiffs whole; no amount of money can restore human life,' Buzbee said in the lawsuit. 'But, the damages sought in this case att...
Lekki Shooting: Amnesty Int’l Reacts To Lagos Judicial Panel Report
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Lekki Shooting: Amnesty Int’l Reacts To Lagos Judicial Panel Report

Amnesty International has maintained that Nigerian soldiers killed innocent protesters at Lekki tollgate. AI was reacting to the report released by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on Restitution for Victims of SARS Related Abuses and other matters. The panel in its report disclosed that not less than eleven people were killed at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 2020. Justice Doris Okuwobi-led panel disclosed this in its report submitted to the Lagos State Government on Monday. The panel in the report titled, ‘Report of Lekki Incident Investigation Of 20th October 2020’, noted at least 48 protesters were either shot dead, injured with bullet wounds or assaulted by soldiers. Reacting to the development, the human rights group said the panel report has confirmed its ...
Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital
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Liverpool explosion: Three arrested under Terrorism Act after car blast at hospital

UK counter-terrorism officers have arrested three people after a man was killed in a car explosion outside the Women's Hospital in the north-western city of Liverpool. Police said a man who was a passenger in the car was declared dead at the scene, while another man who was driving was injured and was in hospital in a stable condition. Three men — aged 29, 26, and 21 — were detained in the Kensington area of the city and arrested under the Terrorism Act, the police said in a statement. Police believe the car was a taxi that pulled up at the hospital shortly before the explosion occurred just before 11:00am local time on Sunday. "Work is still ongoing to establish what has happened," Chief Constable Serena Kennedy said. "We are keeping an open mind as to what caused the exp...

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