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‘I am sick of looking at these bums’ – Tyson Fury slams Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte as he demands to know if AJ will step aside for him to fight Oleksandr Usyk
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‘I am sick of looking at these bums’ – Tyson Fury slams Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte as he demands to know if AJ will step aside for him to fight Oleksandr Usyk

Tyson Fury has taken a swipe at Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte while questioning whether AJ is going to step aside to set up a mega-clash between him and Oleksandr Usyk. This comes after Joshua angrily slammed reports that he is set to accept a £15million pay-off to allow his rival Fury to take on Usyk. He was actually getting ready for a rematch after he lost the heavyweight last September. Organisers in the Middle East are desperate to stage a blockbuster unification bout between Fury and Usyk, and reports in The Telegraph recently claimed that AJ was happy to step out of the way. Taking to Instagram after a workout this morning, Fury vowed to give his rivals 'a good hiding' and labelled them as 'cowards'. Another gym session done. Tuesday morning, smashed,' he said. 'T...
Anthony Joshua hits back at ’claims he’s accepted £15m step aside offer to allow Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk title fight
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Anthony Joshua hits back at ’claims he’s accepted £15m step aside offer to allow Tyson Fury v Oleksandr Usyk title fight

Anthony Joshua has hit back at claims that he’s accepted a £15m step aside offer to allow an undisputed world title fight between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk. Former British world champion Joshua activated a rematch clause to fight Usyk for the WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight belts, he lost to the Ukrainian in September. But in recent reports, it was claimed Joshua was set to accept a £15m deal to step aside and allow Usyk to fight WBC champion Fury instead for all the belts. Responding to the speculation, Joshua said on the Undefeated Podcast: ‘You know what’s bad about all these interviews I see? I see interviews that quote what I said, I think to myself, I ain’t done no interviews. ‘Where did this person get this information from? I see people saying “AJ accepts £15m to st...
Suspected criminal caught robbing victim in broad daylight in Bayelsa
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Suspected criminal caught robbing victim in broad daylight in Bayelsa

Men of the Bayelsa State Vigilante have apprehended a suspected criminal who robbed a victim in Yenagoa.   It was gathered that the vigilante got an information from a pedestrian that some criminals were stealing from an innocent victim identified as Reymond Egbuta, in broad daylight under the bridge of the Swali Market on Saturday evening, January 22.   Immediately the men swung into action and caught the leader of the gang identified as Peter Williams, aged 23, from Delta State, on the spot.   The suspect, who had already succeeded in collecting the victim's money, was caught while he was about to disposess him of his phone.   Chairman of the State Vigilante Service, Hon. Doubiye Alagba, stated that the victim was rescued from the criminal and ...
Fraudsters dress up 66 year old man’s corpse, then carry the body into post office to claim his pension
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Fraudsters dress up 66 year old man’s corpse, then carry the body into post office to claim his pension

Two fraudsters reportedly carried the  corpse of a 66-year-old man into a post office in a bid to claim his pension in Ireland. According to the Irish Independent, the elderly man may have been dead for up to two days when the men carried the body into the post office on Friday, January 22. According to Irish police, the fraudsters who were in their 30s, went into the post office and tried to get Mr Doyle's money but staff told them they needed his next of kin there or Doyle himself. Afterwards, it is alleged they went to  Doyle's home where they put a jumper over his face and a hat on his head. Both men then carried him along a public footpath before they again tried to claim his pension. His appearance reportedly made an employee at the post office (Hosey's shop in Coun...
Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas slams Novak Djokovic for ‘making Australian Open players look like fools and playing by his own rules’
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Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas slams Novak Djokovic for ‘making Australian Open players look like fools and playing by his own rules’

Greek Tennis star, Stefanos Tsitsipas has slammed his colleague Novak Djokovic for making Australian Open players 'look like fools' and 'playing by his own rules.' The attack comes after Australia's Immigration Minister is making plans to revoke his visa for a second time and throw him out of the country over his exemption to get vaccinated. On Thursday November 13, Djokovic was paired with compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic in the first round in draw, but he could still be deported after admitting incorrect information was included on his paperwork to enter Australia. The 20-time Slam champion, who has not been vaccinated, faces questions now only in Australia but also in Spain and his homeland of Serbia after breaking Covid rules last month. Djokovic has now come under fire from ...
Singer, Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son Found Dead two days after he was Reported Missing
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Singer, Sinéad O’Connor’s 17-year-old son Found Dead two days after he was Reported Missing

Sinead O’Connor has announced the death of her 17-year-old son Shane, two days after he was reported missing. The Irish singer-songwriter announced the news on Twitter in the early hours of Saturday January 8, writing: “My beautiful son, Nevi’im Nesta Ali Shane O’Connor, the very light of my life, decided to end his earthly struggle today and is now with God. “May he rest in peace and may no one follow his example. My baby. I love you so much. Please be at peace.” The teenager had gone missing and was last seen in Tallaght, South Dublin, on Friday which caused police to launch a public appeal to find him. Sinead took to Twitter amid the search to plead with her son to get into contact with her. She tweeted: "Shane, your life is precious. God didn’t chisel that beautifu...
Actress Dorcas Fapson’s driver absconds with her Range Rover
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Actress Dorcas Fapson’s driver absconds with her Range Rover

Nollywood actress, Dorcas Fapson has alleged that her driver identified as Muhammad Adamu, has absconded with her Range Rover, which she bought last June. According to her, the car was stolen on the evening of her birthday while she was preparing for her big day with family and friends. Fapson said she's offering a huge reward for anyone that has information on how  “Muhammed” and her car can be located. She also disclosed that Muhammed used a fake license to register for the job through an agent, who has already been arrested. She wrote: On the evening of my Birthday as I was getting ready to celebrate with family and friends. It was brought to my attention that my driver had stolen my car - I’m offering a HUGE CASH reward for anyone that has information on /can loc...
Taliban bans barbers from shaving and trimming beards in Afghanistan, says its not Islamic
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Taliban bans barbers from shaving and trimming beards in Afghanistan, says its not Islamic

The Taliban has issued a new decree recommending that barbershops refrain from shaving or trimming beards, saying such actions are forbidden in Islam. This comes days after Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers imposed travel restrictions on women, stating that women must not travel long distances without a male relative escorting them. The Ministry for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice issued a copy of instructions this week which Afghans are expected to live by. A Taliban official shared the original order in the Pashto language. When contacted by VOA, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid did not dispute the order’s authenticity but said he was still"“trying to get information" about the decree. The order cited several verses from the Quran and hadiths, or sayings, a...
90-year-old Star Trek star, William Shatner involved in an accident
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90-year-old Star Trek star, William Shatner involved in an accident

90-year-old Star Trek star, William Shatner was involved in an accident at Ventura Boulevard in Studio City, California on Tuesday afternoon, December 21. Shatner was driving alone in his black Mercedes-Benz SUV when he got into an accident with an unidentified woman driving a silver Acura sedan. It’s unclear how the incident happened, or who caused it, but it appears both cars were damaged in the wreck. Photos from the scene showed Shatner’s slightly damaged Mercedes parked near a meter, while the other vehicle was propped up on the curb. A Los Angeles Police Department  spokesperson who revealed that they did not file an accident report because no one was injured, disclosed that the actor and the mystery woman exchanged information. You
Ikoyi Club suspends Alakija over alleged assault, abuse
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Ikoyi Club suspends Alakija over alleged assault, abuse

The renowned Ikoyi Club in Lagos has suspended Modupe Alakija, the husband of Folorunsho Alakija, over alleged assault. Folorunsho is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman who is extolled as Africa’s richest woman. Modupe, who is a lawyer, is the son of Adeyemo Alakija, the famed Nigerian legal practitioner. In a circular signed by Bamidele Ibironke, the secretary of Ikoyi Club, Modupe was accused of physically assaulting and abusing one of its members. The notice said the suspension would run from December 2021 to November 2022. “The above-named member of the club is hereby placed on a one-year suspension for physically assaulting and abusing a fellow member,” it read. “Conduct injurious to the interest of the club, thereby violating Rule 9(C) of the club’s rule boo...
My religion forbids it – Mompha clarifies relationship with Bobrisky
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My religion forbids it – Mompha clarifies relationship with Bobrisky

Popular Nigerian socialite has warned cross-dresser, Bobrisky to stop mentioning his name in his fight with Tonto Dikeh. Bobrisky and Tonto Dikeh have been at loggerheads lately and have taken to social media to expose each other’s secrets. Bobrisky, in one of his responses where he described his ex-bestie, Tonto Dikeh as ‘Broke’, wrote that Mompha gave the latter the sum of N300,000. Mompha, who seemed unpleased with such information, took to his Instagram page on Saturday, clarifying his relationship with Bobrisky. According to him, he only met Bobrisky twice and has no relationship with him, as his faith as a Muslim forbids him from associating with homosexuals. Mompha, therefore, warned Bobrisky to stop mentioning his name in his fight with Tonto Dikeh and any other indi...
Search Warrant issued for Alec Baldwin’s Phone in “Rust” Shooting Investigation
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Search Warrant issued for Alec Baldwin’s Phone in “Rust” Shooting Investigation

A search warrant was issued on Thursday December 16, for Alec Baldwin’s cell phone following a police investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, on the New Mexico set of his film Rust in October. The "affiant" is identified within the documents as a "full-time, certified peace officer" and a "Violent Crimes Detective in the Criminal Investigations Division" with the Santa Fe County Sheriff's Department. "Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins' cell phone to search for any evidence relating to the death investigation of Halyna Hutchins," said Sheriff's Office Det. Alexandria Hancock in a search warrant approved by a judge, Deadline reported. The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s office believes there are key conve...
Clubs Fear Season Could be Shut Down again over COVID-19 Cases Spike
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Clubs Fear Season Could be Shut Down again over COVID-19 Cases Spike

Premier League clubs fear that mass postponements of matches could lead to another shutdown due to the spike in the cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, SportsMail reports. On Monday night, the league confirmed 42 positive tests. That is the most ever recorded in a single week. At least five clubs have confirmed cases, including Manchester United whose fixture at Brentford on Tuesday night has now been postponed. The clubs’ worries have been exacerbated by the slow pace of their vaccination programmes. This has left most players facing a long wait to receive the booster jab, after research showed that two jabs offer little immunity against Omicron. Wolves are the only top-flight club set to meet UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s target of boosting all over-...
‘I am Where I am Today because of Roberto Martinez’-Belgium scout Shadab Iftikhar
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‘I am Where I am Today because of Roberto Martinez’-Belgium scout Shadab Iftikhar

Shadab Iftikhar says he owes so much to Belgium manager Roberto Martinez for a rise in the game which has just seen him make Scottish football history. British-Pakistani Ifthikar has just landed the manager's job at Highland League side Fort William in a move that will see him become the first British South Asian ever to manage in senior Scottish Football. Preston-born Ifthikar has coached all over the world after deciding when he was a teenager that he would do whatever it took to become a manager. He worked as an opposition scout for Martinez at both Wigan and Everton and was also part of Belgium's backroom staff during Euro 2020. Speaking about his relationship with Belgium boss Martinez, Ifthikar told Sky Sports News: "I don't have enough hours in the day to talk about wha...
Insecurity: S/West Muslims urge Nigerians to provide security agencies with credible information
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Insecurity: S/West Muslims urge Nigerians to provide security agencies with credible information

Muslims under the umbrella of Muslim Ummah of South-West Nigeria (MUSWEN) have advised Nigerians to supply credible information to security agencies in order to stem the tide of kidnapping, armed robbery and other criminal activities in the country. A member of the Board of Trustees (BOT) of MUSWEN, Alhaji Kunle Sanni, issued the advice while speaking with journalists during the 6th General Assembly of the organisation. The event themed “Insecurity in Nigeria: Effects on Human Psyche” held at the University of Ibadan on Sunday had MUSWEN President, Alhaji Rasaki Oladejo; MUSWEN Executive Secretary, Professor Muslih Yahya; and prominent Islamic scholars and associations across the region in attendance. Sanni, while speaking on the security situation across the country, noted that N...
Zidane closer to replacing Pochettino at PSG after Nice flop
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Zidane closer to replacing Pochettino at PSG after Nice flop

Former Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is edging closer to replacing Mauricio Pochettino at PSG. That's according to French pundit Daniel Riolo, who says PSG's 0-0 draw with Nice is another sign Pochettino is losing the players. He said on After Foot: "Clearly Pochettino dropped the case and the players too… "Finally it has neither tail nor head! I think Pochettino is over! Clearly it is burnt. I announced the arrival of Messi in early December last year. "I'm not far from thinking the same for Zidane this winter. I also have some information on the subject, and it discusses very seriously."  
Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22
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Child star in Oscar-nominated film, Jonshel Alexander, shot dead inside car at just 22

Former child actress Jonshel Alexander has died after reportedly being shot while inside a car. The 22-year-old starred in the Oscar-nominated feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild back in 2012, when she was 12 years old. According to local news website Nola.com, police reported that an assailant fired shots into their vehicle at the 1500 block of North Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans at about 9pm local time on Saturday night, Nov. 27. Ms Alexander was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics, while the other occupant of the vehicle drove himself to a hospital. Investigators are now appealing to the public to come forward with any information they may have about the case. Distraught mother Shelly Alexander paid tri...
Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning
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Nigerian Newspapers: 10 things you need to know this Saturday morning

Good morning! Here is today’s summary from Nigerian Newspapers: 1. Federal High Court in Abuja has declared bandits as terrorists. Justice Taiwo Taiwo declared the activities of Yan Bindiga and Yan Ta’adda bandit groups as acts of terrorism based on an ex parte motion filed by the Federal Government. 2. Bandits in Zamfara State are adapting another ruthless measure, forcing villagers to pay levy meant to allow farming activities. Residents in the affected communities, said that bandits now burn unharvested crops on farmlands over failure to pay “harvest levies”. 3. The suspected bandit who allegedly led Sunday’s attack along the Kaduna-Abuja Road, has been killed. Security sources said that the leader of the gang was killed in a gun battle with the police. 4. Kaduna State Gover...
Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid
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Kanye West confesses to being self righteous, being an alcoholic; says he embarrassed wife Kim Kardashian with his failed Presidential bid

Billionaire rapper and businessman, Kanye West has says his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian 'didn't like' when he wore the Donald Trump affiliated 'MAGA' cap and that he had 'embarrassed' her with his failed presidential bid in 2020. In a 'Thanksgiving prayer' shared on his Instagram page, the rapper, 44, said that Kardashian, 41, was particularly angered by his South Carolina campaign event where he claimed they both considered aborting their now eight-year-old daughter North. He also talked about being self righteous after accepting Jesus Christ and battling alcoholism but that he is willing to make things right. 'Let's go with politics here. Good Lord, my wife did not like me wearing the red hat. Being a good wife, [Kim] wanted to protect me and our family,' said ...
NCC Raises Alarm Over Davido Airtime Scam
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NCC Raises Alarm Over Davido Airtime Scam

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has raised alarm about a false Davido’s airtime and data giveaway advert used to defraud unsuspecting victims on social media. Dr Ikechukwu Adinde, Director, Public Affairs of NCC, made this known in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja. Adinde said that a group of scammers had rolled out an advertorial titled “Davido Airtime and Data Giveaway.” He said the advert, which went viral, claimed that Davido was giving out free N5,000 airtime and 10GB internet data of all networks to celebrate his birthday. He said that the NCC discovered, while undertaking online social listening, that an ostensibly syndicated group was on the prowl to swindle unsuspecting members of the public. Adinde said millions of Nigerian telecom consumers were affect...
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...
Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified
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Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified

The bomber killed in the terrorist attack outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday, Nov. 14, has been named by Counter Terrorism Police North West as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen was killed after a homemade device went off in the backseat of a taxi. The taxi driver who has been named as David Perry noticed the device and locked the cab with Al Swealmeen inside. The device then exploded, killing Al Swealmeen and injuring Perry, who had to be taken to hospital, but has since been discharged. According to the Daily Mail, Al Swealmeen goes by the name Enzo Almeni and was born in Syria but raised in Iraq. The senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: ''Our enquiries a...
Number of IDPs increased in past year by one million – Refugee commission
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Number of IDPs increased in past year by one million – Refugee commission

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) has said that the internally displaced persons in the country increased by one million in the past one year due to humanitarian crisis. The disclosure was made on Monday November 8, when Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, the federal commissioner for the NCFRMI appeared before the house of representatives committee on internally displaced persons (IDPs). Sulaiman-Ibrahim also revealed that over 500,000 Nigerians are to be repatriated from neighbouring countries. She said; “Due to the current unprecedented humanitarian crisis in Nigeria and the alarming growth rate of displacement, the number of IDPs has increased in the past one year by about one million, causing the number of displaced persons in Nig...
EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released
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EFCC reportedly seize Obi Cubana’s passport as commission spokesperson says he is yet to be released

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has reportedly confiscated the passport of socialite and businessman, Obinna Iyiegbu popularly known as Obi Cubana, who was arrested on Monday November 1, for alleged money laundering and tax fraud. Punch reports that the seizure of his travel document was to prevent him from leaving the country while under investigation. A source in the commission however claims he is yet to be released. “Obi Cubana has not been released, he is still having quality sessions with investigators over alleged money laundering running into millions of naira and tax fraud. He will be released when he has satisfactorily responded to all questions relating to his involvement in various illegal deals. As part of investigation, his travel document has been tempo...
Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks
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Rivers Police Burst Syndicate Manufacturing Fake Drinks

Two men identified as Christian John and Akhayera Collins have been arrested as the Rivers state police burst a syndicate that specialises in manufacturing fake drinks and selling to unsuspecting buyers. Spokesperson of the command, SP. Nnamdi Omoni, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, November 1, said that the suspects were arrested at their hideout in Rumuokoro, Obio/Akpo Local Government Area of the state based on credible information. Omoni said that the suspects have confessed to the crime and would be charged to court at the conclusion of investigation. "On October 22, 2021 at about 3:30 p.m., operatives of Puff Adder, acting on credible information, led by the Commander SP. Noble Uwoh, stormed a hideout at Eligbolo Road, Rumuokoro, where they burst a syndicate that...
Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim explains why he was detained by the EFCC
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Former SGF Anyim Pius Anyim explains why he was detained by the EFCC

Former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Pius Anyim Pius has explained why he was detained by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission days ago. In a statement released by his Media Adviser Sam Nwaobasi, the former SGF stated that he opted to go to the anti-graft agency's office on his own, to clear his name which was mentioned by someone under investigation by the anti-graft agency. Anyim noted that the officer in-charge was delighted to meet him, but he was surprised to be told that he can't leave upon arriving the office by 3pm on Sunday October 24. He said the EFCC gave the conditions for his release, which were met promptly, leading to his release on Tuesday October 26. The statement read;  “Anyim who was also a former Secretary to the Federal...
“I was misinformed” Woman who alleged that Mercy Johnson was the one at fault at her daughter’s school apologizes
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“I was misinformed” Woman who alleged that Mercy Johnson was the one at fault at her daughter’s school apologizes

The woman who claimed Mercy Johnson was the one causing problems at her daughter's school, and not the teacher Mercy claimed was bullying her daughter, has issued an apology. Nancy Chidera had claimed that Mercy taught her children to be tyrants and when her daughter, Purity, was cautioned by a teacher, Mercy visited the school to fight while the teacher didn't say a word to Mercy . Mercy then released a video at the school to defend herself . Nancy has now apologized to Mercy. She said in a video: "I was misinformed. I didn't have first hand information of everything." She added: "I believed what I saw over what must have transpired before ever I got there and I based my judgement on that. She said she's been receiving several death threats since she posted about the i...
Man electrocuted while illegally reconnecting wires in Ondo
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Man electrocuted while illegally reconnecting wires in Ondo

A man identified as Mayomi Origbemisuyi was electrocuted in Akungba Akoko, in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while attempting to make illegal connection. The incident happened around 9 pm on Tuesday night, October 19, few metres away from the office of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC) in the community. A source said that the deceased popularly known as Oluomo climbed the electric pole to reconnect wires when he was electrocuted. "When the incident happened, everybody in the area rushed to the scene to catch the glimpse of what happened and the matter was immediately reported at the police station in the community," the source said. According to reports, the remains of the deceased were deposited at a morgue in...
Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says
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Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says

A group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country's most notorious gangs, according to a Haitian police official. The sixteen U.S. nationals and one Canadian missionaries were traveling by vehicle Saturday to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, after visiting an orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area. Among those being held are five children, who were also abducted along the route between the two places. "Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers, and the families, friends, and churches of those affected," Christian Aid Ministries said in the statement. The gang, known as the 400 Mawozo, abducted the missionaries in the Ganthier commune east of the country’s capital, P...
UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria
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UK government warns citizens against travelling to 12 states in Nigeria

The United Kingdom has warned its citizens against travelling to twelve states in Nigeria over insecurity issues. This was disclosed in a travel advisory published by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO). Citizens have been warned to stay away from these twelve states: Borno, Yobe, Bayelsa, Bauchi, Gombe, Kaduna, Katsina, Delta, Rivers, Cross River, Zamfara, and Adamawa states. The FCDO also advised its citizens against all but essential travel to Bauchi, Kano, Jigawa , Niger, Sokoto, Kogi within 20km of the border with Niger in Kebbi and Abia States respectively. Part of the advisory read: "Foreign nationals, including humanitarian workers, are likely targets for kidnap. Humanitarian hubs and humanitarian workers have been targeted during attacks in the...
Terrorists not camping around Abuja – Defence HQS
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Terrorists not camping around Abuja – Defence HQS

The Chief of Defense Staff, General Lucky Irabor, has dismissed claims that suspected terrorists are setting up camps around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). Irabor reacted to the rumors when he spoke during the Ministerial briefing organized by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja on Thursday, October 14. Recall that Yoruba sociocultural group, Afenifere on Wednesday raised the alarm that it had gained intelligence from some sources that the terrorists had started setting up camps around the FCT and Niger State, calling for immediate action. Reacting to the claim, Irabor said ir is false and should be disregarded. He pointed out that many people pushing out information do so to ‘fly agenda kites’, adding that if there was anything like being...
Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound
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Scavenger allegedly kills Ondo landlord for preventing him from picking iron rods in his compound

The police in Ondo state have arrested a 39-year-old scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim, for allegedly killing a 45-year-old man identified as Arise Ikuesan. Ibrahim was said to have committed the crime in Ore, the headquarters of Odigbo local government area of the state. The deceased who was a ‘Landlord’ in the area, died from the injury he sustained from the attack that occurred on September 13, 2021. Confirming the incident, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Funmi Odulami, said the landlord was attacked for trying to stop the scavenger from picking scraps in his compound. “On 13th September, 2021, at about 1600hrs, a report was made at Ore Divisional Headquarters that a scavenger, Basiru Ibrahim ‘m’ 39 years old hit an iron rod on the forehead of one Arise Ikuesan ‘m’...
NAFDAC warns against consumption of Able Groupe’s infant formulas
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NAFDAC warns against consumption of Able Groupe’s infant formulas

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has warned Nigerians to stop consuming and distributing infant formulas manufactured by Able Groupe. The formulas were said to have insufficient iron levels and did not meet up other requirements of the US Food and Drug Administration (US-FDA). NAFDAC Director-General, Prof. Moji Adeyeye, disclosed that the agency received the information from the US-FDA. A US-based company, Able Groupe’s recalled products sold under the brand names HiPP, Holle, Bioland and Kendamil. An embargo was placed on the formulas because the pre-market notifications had not been submitted to the FDA. NAF advised Nigerians to avoid HiPP comfort milk formula, HiPP Dutch stage 1 combiotic Infant milk formula, HiPP HA Germany hypoa...
Bullion van crashes in Lagos
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Bullion van crashes in Lagos

A bullion van has skidded off the Lekki-Epe expressway on Thursday. DAILY POST reports that the crash occurred at about 1:30pm near the entrance of Ikate Elegushi. The officers and driver did not sustain injuries. They were all safe and seen near the armored vehicle assessing the extent of damage. It is unclear if the van was carrying money as the officers were silent on any information. It was gathered that the operatives were expecting a towing van as at press time.
Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting
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Nascar driver John Wes Townley, 31, killed in double shooting

Former NASCAR driver John Wes Townley has died at the age of 31. Townley and an unidentified 30-year-old woman were shot in Athens, Georgia, on Saturday, October 2. ACCPD spokesperson Lt. Shaun Barnett told the Athens Banner-Herald that Athens-Clarke County police responded to a shooting at Morton Avenue in the Five Points neighbourhood just before 9pm on Saturday. Townley died at the hospital as a result of his injuries, while the 30-year-old woman remains in a serious condition, according to Barnett. Barnett continued to state that police have had contact with the shooter, and, according to preliminary information, appears domestic violence-related. Townley participated in the NASCAR Truck Series and Xfinity Series from 2008 to 2016. In all he made 76 starts in the Xfini...
Irate mob overpowers vigilante, sets suspected thief ablaze in Delta
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Irate mob overpowers vigilante, sets suspected thief ablaze in Delta

An irate mob has reportedly overpowered a vigilante group, setting a suspected thief ablaze in Warri, Delta State. The Police Rapid Response Team from “A” Division in Warri had arrested a four-man gang, including 22-year-old Efe David, with three others fleeing the scene. The gang had allegedly snatched a tricycle with registration number FHR 600 QF at Hausa Quarters. The fleeing suspects escaped from the crime scene with the snatched tricycle following a hot chase by the police. Based on the information, one of the fleeing suspects was arrested by the vigilante with the snatched tricycle just as the remaining two others escaped. The Delta State Police Command, led by CP Ari Muhammed Ali, confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP ...
Gunmen abduct permanent secretary in Niger ministry of transport and his son
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Gunmen abduct permanent secretary in Niger ministry of transport and his son

Gunmen have kidnapped Ibrahim Garba Musa, the permanent secretary in Niger’s ministry of transportation. He was abducted in the early hours of Saturday, October 2, alongside his son in the Zungeru area of the state, where they had gone to for a wedding ceremony. Mary Noel-Berje, chief press secretary to Abubakar Sani Bello, governor of the state, confirmed the incident. She said the governor also "decried the barbaric and atrocious acts of bandits in Shiroro and Munya Local Government Areas recently, where many villagers were slaughtered, burnt and some kidnapped". His abduction comes barely two months after Sani Idris, the state’s commissioner for information, was abducted by suspected bandits.
Buhari orders lifting of Twitter ban under one condition
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Buhari orders lifting of Twitter ban under one condition

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday, announced that he had directed a conditional lifting of the ban placed on the operations of Twitter, in Nigeria. Buhari made this known in his nationwide broadcast to Nigerians to mark the nation’s 61st independence. The President, recognizing Twitter as a very useful platform regretted that some users have misused the platform to propagate fake news, and promote ethnic and religious sentiments. He directed that the suspension of Twitter be lifted but only if the conditions by presidential committee are met. Buhari said, “Social media is a very useful platform that has enabled millions of Nigerians to connect with loved ones, promote their businesses, socialise, and access news and other information. “However, recent events have proved ...
Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state
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Gunmen kill 30 in fresh attack in Niger state

No fewer than 30 persons have been reported dead after gunmen again invaded Sarkin Pawa, headquarters of Munyan local government area of Niger state. According to reports, the gunmen attacked Kachiwe village and spread to other adjourning villages in the area. The fully armed bandits who rode on motorcycles started shooting sporadically to scare the villagers during which many people were killed. Confirming the incident, the Secretary to the Niger State Government, Ahmed Ibrahim Matane, said the State Government is not leaving any stone unturned in its efforts at ridding the state of crime and appealed to residents of the state to provide security agencies with credible information to succeed. “What is happening to us in Niger State in terms of insecurity is beyond our power and...
Premier L eague Wants Newcastle Takeover appeal thrown out
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Premier L eague Wants Newcastle Takeover appeal thrown out

The Premier League wants Newcastle United’s Anti-Competition (CAT) case to be thrown out because they feel it covers many of the same arguments as the independent arbitration case, which has been underway for much of this year. Representing the Premier League, Adam Lewis QC said it was unnecessary to hold both arbitration and CAT hearings simultaneously, as a victory in the arbitration case would make the CAT case unnecessary, while defeat would render it impossible. Mike Ashley is claiming for damages and losses through CAT after insisting the Saudi-backed takeover was rejected by the Premier League last year. The Premier League maintains they never rejected the takeover and are awaiting further information from the consortium as to whether they can prove a clear ...
Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel
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Police in Delta kill man Celebrating his 29th Birthday in a hotel

A police officer in Delta state allegedly killed a yet-to-be-identified young man celebrating his 29th birthday with his friends and relatives in Obinomba community, Ukwuani Local Government Area of the state on Friday, September 24. According to reports, a team of police officers attached to Obiaruku divisional headquarters had stormed the venue apparently in search of fleeing cultists who earlier murdered a youth in Obiaruku. On sighting the security agents, the celebrant stepped out to explain to them that it was his party and that those with him were his wellwishers. “It was like the police came to raid the bar where he was having his birthday. The boy came out to tell the police that he was having his birthday, that they were not fighting, and that the people were there to cel...
Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions
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Islamic televangelist Zakir Naik takes to Facebook to seek for wife for his son, lists conditions

Popular Indian Islamic televangelist, Zakir Naik has taken to Facebook to seek for wife for his son. The renowned non-Arabic scholar stated that he is looking for a virtuous Muslim girl of good character for his son Fariq, so they can be a source of guidance and strength for each other. Naik in the post shared on his verified Facebook page, said a father or relative of a girl who is eligible should respond to his request with the required information. He wrote;   I am looking for a wife for my son Fariq, a virtuous Muslim Girl of good character, such that my son and his wife can be a source of guidance and strength for each other. If you are the father or relative of a girl you think is eligible, and who agrees to look into this, I would humbly request you to respo...
NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report
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NBA Chair asks Buhari for certified amalgamation treaty, confab report

Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Ilesa Branch, Barrister Kanmi Ajibola has requested certified copies of the 1914 amalgamation treaty and 2014 confab report from President Muhammadu Buhari. The lawyer asked the Federal Government to convey a National Conference where Nigerians will be given free and fair opportunities to discuss issues relating to the unity and harmony of one indivisible and indissoluble sovereign country. Ajibola, a human rights lawyer, in a letter dated September 22, 2021, said he looked forward to receiving the said vital documents within seven days. He gave the presidency seven days ultimatum to respond to his request or sue President Buhari to court. In the said letter titled “Re: Request for information in respect of some government’s activ...
Customs hands over N200m illicit drugs to NAFDAC in Kano
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Customs hands over N200m illicit drugs to NAFDAC in Kano

The Kano/Jigawa Command of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday, handed over 185 cartons of unregistered and expired drugs worth N200 million Naira to the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC). The command’s Comptroller, Suleiman Umar, who handed over the drugs to Kano State Coordinator of NAFDAC, Mr. Shaba Muhammad, said, that the drugs were seized by the command from smugglers since July to date. Umar stated that the rate of patronage and consumption of unregistered, hard and expired drugs are of great concern due to their consequences among growing teeming youths. He said most criminal acts are carried out under the influence of these hard drugs and vowed that the custom would continue to stop the evil practice by all means. Umar assure...
Police arrest 24yr old boy in possession of firearm in Delta
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Police arrest 24yr old boy in possession of firearm in Delta

The Operation Delta Hawk patrol team have arrested a twenty-four-year-old boy, Daniel Banjo who was in possession of a firearm in Agbor, Delta State. The suspect was arrested based on information, DAILY POST can report. The Delta State Police Command led by CP Ari Mohammed Ali confirmed the report in a statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe. He said, “Upon search, one locally-made double barrel pistol with two (2) live cartridges were recovered from him.” He noted that “Investigation still is ongoing
WhiteMoney kissed JMK, yet angry over my relationship with Cross – Queen fumes
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WhiteMoney kissed JMK, yet angry over my relationship with Cross – Queen fumes

Big Brother Naija, BBNaija season 6 housemate, Queen has made a revelation about WhiteMoney to Angel. Queen having a conversation with Angel complained that WhiteMoney lied to her about kissing JMK in the house. According to her, hearing this information made her angry because WhiteMoney, days ago warned her to stop kissing Cross or risks their friendship. “I’m shocked he kissed JMK because he didn’t tell me anything and just admitted in front of other housemates. “I asked him why he didn’t tell me and he said he does not owe me any explanation. “What’s pissing me off is that WhiteMoney told me he’s done with our friendship if I continue kissing Cross in the house but he’s doing this to me and relaxed about it. “I’ve been avoiding to kiss Cross just to ple...
Woman Raped in churchyard by stranger
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Woman Raped in churchyard by stranger

A woman said to be in her 20s has reportedly been raped in a churchyard reportedly located in Oxfordshire. The victim was approached by a man she doesn't know while walking along Church Green in Witney at just after 1.30am on Sunday September 19, and subsequently dragged her into the churchyard of Saint Mary’s Church where she was raped. Thames Valley Police’s investigating officer, Detective Chief Inspector Lewis Prescott-Mayling said officers were trawling CCTV and undertaking forensic examinations. He appealed for any witnesses to get in contact. Mayling said;  ‘We are in the initial stages of our investigation into a rape that was reported to the force in the early hours of this morning. ‘A thorough investigation has started in earnest...
Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued
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Kogi: 11 bandits neutralized, victims rescued

No fewer than 11 bandits have been neutralized in Kogi State by vigilantes. The bandits were neutralized in Koton Karfe Local Government Area of the state. Onogwu Muhammed, the Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Yahaya Bello, disclosed this in a statement, NAN reports. Muhammed said security operatives acting on intelligence also apprehended an officer of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps (NCDC), Insp. Abdullahi Saidu, who alongside a friend supplies the criminals with weapons. Muhammed added that the NCDC officer is also alleged to be giving security information to the criminals to undertake their heinous crimes. “A group of bandits terrorising some parts of Koton Karfe Local Government Area of Kogi State have met their waterloo. “As officers of the State’s Vigil...
Army chief, Attahiru: AIB submits interim report on plane crash to Air Force
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Army chief, Attahiru: AIB submits interim report on plane crash to Air Force

The Accident Investigation Bureau (AIB) has submitted an interim report on the plane crash that killed ex-Nigerian Army chief, Lt-Gen Ibrahim Attahiru and other officers. AIB Commissioner, Engr. Akin Olateru presented the document to the Chief of Air Staff (CAS), Air Marshal Amao at the NAF Headquarters, Abuja. A NAF King Air 350 aircraft crashed at the Kaduna airport on May 21, 2021. A statement on Wednesday by NAF Director of Information, Edward Gabkwet and AIB image-maker, Tunji Oketunbi gave a brief insight into the report. It said after the incident, Amao directed that a joint investigative body consisting of experienced NAF safety officers and the AIB be constituted to investigate. The report is in three sections: the information obtained in the course of the investiga...
Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas
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Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas

Members of Afghanistan's national junior girls' football team have fled across the border into Pakistan, officials said Wednesday September 15. This comes a month after the Taliban swept back into power, with members of the Afghan Girls National Youth Football Team reportedly sent into hiding as they feared for their safety. The girls who played for the under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams reportedly crossed the northern land border dressed in burqas, a campaigner said, before they later changed into headscarves. Campaigners told the Independent, the female athletes were at 'immediate risk' due to their association with women's football as reports surfaced of the Taliban searching hotels in an effort to track them down. Afghanistan's new rulers have indicated that wome...

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