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FA plans Lukaku talks after Chelsea striker makes passionate plea in taking a knee debate
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FA plans Lukaku talks after Chelsea striker makes passionate plea in taking a knee debate

The Belgium international wants more to be done to eradicate discrimination from sport and society and has called for more meetings Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku believes "stronger positions" can be taken in the fight to combat racism in football, with the Belgian pointing out that while "everybody's clapping, after the game you see another insult". Spain defender, and Lukaku's Chelsea team-mate, Marcos Alonso has announced that he is to become the latest prominent Premier League figure to stop taking the knee before kick-off, a pre-match ritual that was first introduced when top-flight action in England resumed after the coronavirus-enforced lockdown in the summer of 2020. Efforts continue to be made when it comes to eradicating all forms of discrimination from sport and wider soci...
There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB
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There’ll be one-month lockdown in south-east if FG fails to bring Kanu to court – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has threatened to impose a one-month lockdown in South-East region of the country, if the federal government fails to bring its leader, Nnamdi Kanu to court on October 21. Recall that the IPOB leader's trial was adjourned by Justice Binta Nyako on July 26 after the federal government failed to produce him in court. In a statement by IPOB's spokesperson, Emma Powerful, the proscribed group alleged that the federal government of Nigeria has perfected plans not to bring Nnamdi Kanu to court on the scheduled date. Stating that the alleged plan to "perpetually keep him behind bars without trial to see if they can demoralise him and Biafrans" won't work, IPOB said it will impose a one month lockdown in South-East to make the federal government ...
Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wins re-election but falls short of a majority
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Canada Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wins re-election but falls short of a majority

Justin Trudeau has won a third term as Canada's prime minister, but his decision to hold election early didn't really pay off as his bid to win a majority of seats failed. The Liberals (Trudeau's party) won the most seats of any party, taking hold of 157 - the same number they won in 2019, and 13 short of the 170 needed for a majority in the House of Commons. The result means Trudeau, 49, and his second consecutive minority government will have to rely on other parties to govern. Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole, whose party placed second, conceded defeat as results trickled in late into the night. Early results indicated the Conservatives had 121 seats, the same number they won in 2019. The leftist New Democrats won 29, the Quebec-based Bloc Québécois were down three seats t...
How TOTAL sacked me while battling brain surgery, disability – Ex-staff, Ozobeme
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How TOTAL sacked me while battling brain surgery, disability – Ex-staff, Ozobeme

Oghenero Ozobeme, a sacked staff of TOTAL E&P has cried out over the alleged treatment meted to her by the company after she had brain surgery. Ozobeme who hails from Orogun, Delta State, disclosed that the trip and medical treatment was funded by her husband. In an SOS to the media, Ozobeme recalled that on April 30, 2020, amid the COVID-19 lockdown, TOTAL communicated that her services were no longer required. She said the sack letter was dispatched after the management of the oil giant got a subpoena to appear and testify in court. “The termination letter was delivered to me at home on the 29th of April 2020 during the COVID-19 restrictions. “It came from the Managing Director. Infact, the line manager had assigned tasks to me on the same day as I worked from home...
Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19
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Edo state Government Threatens Lockdown as 13 die from Delta Variant of COVID19

The Edo state government has threatened to enforce another lockdown in the state as 13 persons have been killed from the Delta variant of COVID19 in the state. Incident Manager of the State COVID-19 Task Force, Dr. Andrew Obi, disclosed this after its daily virtual meeting presided over by Governor Godwin Obaseki on Wednesday, September 1. Obi, who said that all 13 deaths recorded in the third wave of the virus were of unvaccinated persons, restated the need for all residents to get inoculated with the vaccines to remain safe and healthy. Reacting to the development, the state governor, Godwin Obaseki, in a statement he signed, stressed that the state government might be forced to implement a lockdown due to rising infections and deaths from the Delta variant of the pandemic...
Christ Embassy pastor and his church members fined $35,000 for holding service in Australia despite Covid-19 restrictions
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Christ Embassy pastor and his church members fined $35,000 for holding service in Australia despite Covid-19 restrictions

Christ Embassy Sydney pastor, Marvin Osaghae, and 30 adult members of his church have been fined for holding service despite Covid-19 restrictions. Australian police were on Sunday, August 22, called by fed-up neighbours of Chris Oyakhilome’s Christ Embassy church in Sydney as members gathered for another service despite COVID-19 lockdown. When police arrived, there were 60 devotees in attendance, half of them children. The thirty adults in attendance were arrested and fined $1000 each. The church was also fined $5000, making it a total of $35,000. They were fined for disobeying the lockdown order aimed at preventing more deaths and reigning in the more than 800 new cases NSW is recording each day. Footage of a sermon delivered by Christ Embassy Sydney pastor Marv...
Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order
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Abakaliki Shutdown as residents obey IPOB-sit-at-home order

Abakaliki, the capital city of Ebonyi State, is currently on lockdown as residents of the state complied with the sit-at-home directive of the Indigenous People of Biafra IPOB. The group last week gave the directive to protest the continuous detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. See more photos of the city currently deserted below
Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally
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Melbourne back in lockdown as Sydney sees record COVID tally

Rueful authorities in Melbourne announced a sixth lockdown for the city and Sydney reported a record number of new coronavirus cases Thursday as Australia faltered in efforts to bring a virulent Delta outbreak to heel. Victoria premier Dan Andrews said he had "no choice" but to make the "very difficult announcement" to lock down Melbourne and the rest of the virus-weary state little more than a week after the last lockdown ended. "None of us are happy to be here, none of us," he said, citing the danger posed by eight "mystery" cases that have yet to be traced. "There is no alternative to lockdown" he added. "The alternative is we let this run that gets away from us, and our hospitals will be absolutely overwhelmed. Not hundreds of patients but thousands." When the Victoria l...
Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown
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Igbo Youths beg IPOB to Suspend Planned Lockdown

A socio-political Igbo youth group in the South East, Coalition of South East Youth Leaders (COSEYL), has appealed to the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) to cease its planned lockdown billed for next week Monday, August 9, in the region in the interest of Ndigbo and the country. IPOB announced last week it planned a shutdown in protest over the continued detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu by the Department of State Services (DSS). However, COSEYL has stated that youths in the region face economic challenges so an economic shutdown doesn't favour anyone . A statement by COSEYL President General Goodluck Ibem on Tuesday, August 3, said ; ‘COSEYL urges the group to, in the interest of the Southeast region, review its latest policy directive given the current...
IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom
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IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom

IPOB orders sit-at-home every Monday till Nnamdi Kanu regains freedom The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) has announced a total lockdown of social and economic activities every Monday starting from August 9 in the South-East region of the country. According to the group, the sit-at-home protest will be observed weekly to demand the freedom of its incarcerated leader, Nnamdi Kanu who has been in the custody of the Department of State Services (DSS) for a month. The separatist group made this disclosure in a statement by its spokesman, Emma Powerful, made available to SaharaReporters on Friday. In the statement titled, ‘IPOB Declares Indefinite Sit-At-Home Every Monday From August 9, 2021, Until Nnamdi Kanu Is Released’, the group referred to the planned weekly protest ‘ghost Mo...
Don’t act Like you Like me then Talk Sh*t about me behind my Back- BBNaija star, Laycon, Vents
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Don’t act Like you Like me then Talk Sh*t about me behind my Back- BBNaija star, Laycon, Vents

BBNaija ''Lockdown'' winner, Laycon, took to his Snapchat to vent over some persons who are close to him that are working against him. In a thread he shared on his page, the reality TV star who is now a singer, asked people to stop acting like they like him and then go behind to talk 'sh*t about him'.  He mentioned that God has brought him this far and that same God will continue to expose those who are working against him. He ended by saying he will continue to win so long as he has God and his fanbase tagged Icons behind him. See his thread below
‘We are doomed! Our livelihood is gone’ – Cassper Nyovest on level 4 lockdown
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‘We are doomed! Our livelihood is gone’ – Cassper Nyovest on level 4 lockdown

South African rapper Cassper Nyovest has weighed in on the country moving to level 4 lockdown, saying he hopes the country makes it out alive because livelihoods are “officially gone”. On Sunday, President Cyril Ramaphosa moved the country from level 3 to adjusted level 4, after a surge in Covid-19 cases. In his address, Ramaphosa said level 4 would be implemented for 14 days, and the sale of alcohol and all gatherings, whether indoors or outdoors, was prohibited. Leisure travel in and out of Gauteng is also not allowed. “We are doomed. Finished! Done! Y'all stay safe out there. I hope we make it out alive at least because our livelihoods are officially gone,” Cassper said in response to the regulations. Attempts by TshisaLIVE to get further comment from Cassper on his c...
Another Nigerian Pastor Korede Komaiya acquires a jet
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Another Nigerian Pastor Korede Komaiya acquires a jet

Pastor Korede Komaiya, Senior Pastor, The Master’s Place International Church, popularly called Pastor KK has acquired a jet. The Master’s Place International Church, one of the fastest growing Churches in Nigeria, headquartered in the City of Warri, Delta State. A photo of Komaiya was displayed on the Instagram page of Therealchurchgist where he showed the level he was in 1996 and 2021. In 1996, the photo portrayed Komaiya preaching the gospel profusely and then in 2021 sitting comfortably inside a jet. He wrote: “This was me in 1996 preaching with vigour, power and grace under a batcher at N’jamena Tchad and now 2021 in a private jet. “We did not arrive here by accident. The entirety of my life has been a walk of faith and by consistent practice of the covenant. The co...
One Direction star Liam Payne confirms split with model fiancée Maya Henry
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One Direction star Liam Payne confirms split with model fiancée Maya Henry

One Direction star Liam Payne has split from his model fiancée Maya Henry. The couple moved in together during lockdown after the singer popped the question. The couple had been together for two years before Liam asked Maya to be his wife. Reports at the time said that Liam popped the question with a £3 million engagement ring. Liam has now confirmed they are no longer together, stating that he doesn't think he is very good at relationships as he ends up "hurting people". Liam told Steven Barlett on Diary of a CEO: "I feel like more than anything at this point, I'm more disappointed in myself that I keep on hurting people. That annoys me. I've just not been very good at relationships. "And I know what my pattern of things is with relationships at this point. "I'...
Ex-footballer, Jamie Redknapp Expecting a Child with Swedish Model Girlfriend four Ydars after Splitting from ex-wife
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Ex-footballer, Jamie Redknapp Expecting a Child with Swedish Model Girlfriend four Ydars after Splitting from ex-wife

  Former England and Liverpool footballer, Jamie Redknapp is to set to be a dad again at the age of 47. His girlfriend, model Frida Andersson, is three months pregnant with the baby due in November, according to new reports.   Jamie is already dad to Charley, 16, and Beau, 12, from his marriage to singer Louise Redknapp, 46. His new girlfriend, Frida, 37, has four children from her marriage to US hedge fund manager Jonathan Lourie. On Sunday night, May 23, a source said to Sun UK; “Jamie and Frida are absolutely delighted. “They’ve been virtually inseparable in lockdown, and their relationship has gone from strength to strength. “The couple started telling their nearest and dearest last week. “Jamie’s been telling pals he’s really excited to ...
Naomi Campbell has ‘secretly been dating someone in US for 18 months’ and they are living together
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Naomi Campbell has ‘secretly been dating someone in US for 18 months’ and they are living together

Naomi Campbell, 50, revealed on Tuesday, May 18, that she has welcomed a child. New reports now claim Naomi has been in a relationship in the US privately for the past 18 months. For several years, the catwalk model has frequently spoken about her desire to become a mum and said "science" can help her to achieve her dreams. Many fans have speculated that Naomi, who turns 51 on Saturday, May 22, may have used a surrogate and did not carry her baby herself. But Naomi has remained tight-lipped about it all and only informed a select few members of her friends and family to share her baby news with. She also kept the information hidden from her team and only  told them an hour before yesterday’s announcement. A source close to Naomi told The Sun last night: "Naomi has rea...
Covid-19: Greece formally opens to tourists
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Covid-19: Greece formally opens to tourists

Greece formally opened to visitors on Saturday, kicking off a summer season it hopes will resurrect its vital tourism industry battered by the coronavirus pandemic. After months of lockdown restrictions, Greece also opened its museums and famed archaeological sites, including the ancient Acropolis, this week. “I feel really alive and good because it has been such a hard and long year because of COVID,” said Victoria Sanchez, a 22-year-old student on holiday from the Czech Republic. “I feel again alive,” she said, as she strolled near the Roman Agora in downtown Athens. Greece has been rolling out vaccines to its islands and hopes to vaccinate most of them by the end of June. The government says vaccines and rapid testing, as well as warmer weather allowing outdoor activities me...
Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun
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Unemployment: 21,000 job seekers jostle for 5,000 casual teaching positions in Ogun

At least, 21,000 unemployed youths are struggling to get a place as casual teachers for two years in Ogun State, DAILY POST reports. The justle for the teaching positions followed an announcement by the state government that it would recruit 5,000 casual teachers under the Ogun State Teaching Experience Acquisition Channel (Ogun TEACh). The new recruitment exercise came on board after the government cancelled the recruitment of 1,500 teachers, who were earlier shortlisted for the Ogun State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) teaching job. DAILY POST reported that the government’s decision to dump those recruited initially sparked outrage as the shortlisted applicants staged a protest in Abeokuta on March 30. Recall that the recruitment of 1,500 teachers began in 2019, but ...
Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered
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Jay-Z talks about his family and how he’s survived lockdown; Reveals how he will like to be remembered

Music mogul, JAY-Z, has revealed how he has been living with his family and staying productive during quarantine. Over the first few months of 2021, Jay-Z has launched his own cannabis brand, sold half of his champagne brand Armand de Brignac to LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton and sold a majority ownership stake in TIDAL to Square, Inc. In a rare interview with The Sunday Times to promote his partnership with Puma as creative director, Jay-Z, 51, discussed his life in lockdown with Beyoncé and their three children. “In the beginning it was time for everyone to sit down and really connect, and really focus on family and being together, and take this time to learn more about each other,” says JAY-Z. “And then, as it wore on, it’s like, ‘OK, all right, what is the new nor...
Lingard Almost ‘Quit’ Football Due To Mental Health Issues
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Lingard Almost ‘Quit’ Football Due To Mental Health Issues

Jesse Lingard said that his mental health had deteriorated to the point where he almost quit football, or took a break from the game before the lockdown last year. Jesse Lingard has returned to the form he showed as England reached the 2018 World Cup semi-finals but he admits before his loan move to West Ham he thought of quitting football. The 28-year-old forward's form slumped after the World Cup, losing his place in the Manchester United first team. He told the YouTube-based talk show 'Presenting' his mental health deteriorated to the extent he contemplated quitting or at least taking a time-out from the game. "I could have easily quit in lockdown (the first one in March last year due to the coronavirus pandemic)," he said.   "I could have been like 'nah, I don't want t...
US Capitol Under Lockdown After Security Threat
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US Capitol Under Lockdown After Security Threat

USCP is responding to the North Barricade vehicle access point along Constitution Avenue for reports someone rammed a vehicle into two USCP officers. A suspect is in custody. Both officers are injured. All three have been transported to the hospital. Due to the external security threat at the North Barricade of the U.S. Capitol, the following road closures are in effect: -Constitution Avenue between Second Street NE and First Street NW. -First Street between Constitution Avenue NE and Independence Avenue SE. US Capitol Police The suspect allegedly stepped out of the vehicle armed with a knife and was shot by police, a Capitol official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. The suspect and the two officers were hospitalized, police said. They didn’t release more details on t...
Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day
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Philippines Orders More than 25 Million People into Lockdown Over Easter Celebration after Recording 9838 Covid-19 Cases in Just One day

Citizens of Philippines won't be celebrating Easter in a normal way this year as the country's leader has imposed a strict lockdown in the capital and nearby provinces, spoiling Easter plans for millions in the Catholic dominated country. Over the weekend, Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque announced the lockdown after the country reported 9,838 new Covid-19 cases -- the country's highest single day increase. According to the Philippines News Agency, Philippines has reported more than 720,000 coronavirus cases, including 13,170 deaths, making it one of the worst affected countries in Asia. Since February there has been a rise in daily reported cases and the country is now reporting more than 9,000 new cases a day. More than 25 million people across Metro Manila and nearb...
Tottenham Hotspur vs Man City: Fans to Attend Carabao Cup final
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Tottenham Hotspur vs Man City: Fans to Attend Carabao Cup final

  The EFL are confident fans will be in stadiums for the Carabao Cup Final in April. This follows positive talks over making the game safe for supporters to return. Tottenham and Manchester City meet at Wembley stadium on April 25. The match was initially excluded from a list of events that would welcome a reduced number of spectators during the roadmap out of lockdown. The EFL have since campaigned for what chairman Rick Parry has described as “the pinnacle of the season”. Asked on Sky Sports about fans attending the Final, Parry said recently: “Clearly we are hopeful. We didn’t enter into this season thinking we were going to be without fans. “Of course, the Carabao Cup isn’t a dress rehearsal for us, it’s the pinnacle of the season and a really important ev...
Jennifer Lopez and Fiancee Alex Rodriguez pictured kissing on a balcony days after their rumoured break up
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Jennifer Lopez and Fiancee Alex Rodriguez pictured kissing on a balcony days after their rumoured break up

Looks like all is well in Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez land as the couple were pictured kissing on a balcony in their hotel suite in the Dominican Republic where Jlo is filming. There were reports last week that Jlo and A-Rod had broken up after 4 years together. However, the 51-year-old singer and the 45-year-old former Yankees baseball player denied report of calling off their engagement and going separate ways. The couple said this in a joint statement they released on Saturday March 13, stressing that they are "working through some things." They also described the report as "inaccurate". The pair, who both started dating in 2017 after meeting a decade prior when she was married to Marc Anthony, got engaged in 2019 on the beach when he surprised her with a large dia...
Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart
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Rita Ora’s Boyfriend Romain Gavras Confirms their Split after Lockdown Forced Them Apart

Rita Ora's boyfriend Romain Gavras has confirmed that he has split from the singer after lockdown forced them apart. The British singer and French film director Romain Gavras called time on their relationship after more than six months as a couple after they had found it ­difficult to see each other due to lockdown restrictions. A spokeswoman for Romain, 39, confirmed to MailOnline the relationship has been over for 'months', saying: 'Rita and Romain split up months ago because of difficulties with their respective work commitments. They remain close friends.' Rita and Romain went their separate ways weeks after her Covid rule-breaking 30th birthday party at a Notting Hill restaurant on November 21. The French director, who is based in London,  began dating Rita following h...
BBNaija organizers announces Lockdown highlight
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BBNaija organizers announces Lockdown highlight

Organizers of the Big Brother Naija reality, BBNaija show have announced a highlight of the best moments of the Lockdown edition of the show. According to DSTV NG, starting on the first of March 2021, the highlights of the recently concluded show will be re-broadcasted for viewers to enjoy dicy moments from the show. Sharing the announcement on their official page on Instagram, it wrote; "Say hello to #BBNaijaHighlights  Relive hottest moments from the BBNaija Lockdown...and get ready for the reunion! Starts March 1 / ch.153 & ch.154/ 10pm." Watch the video below ...   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by DStv Nigeria (@dstvnigeria)
Man Runs Off with Girlfriend’s Mother after Birth of his Son
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Man Runs Off with Girlfriend’s Mother after Birth of his Son

A new father has abandoned his newborn child and girlfriend, and ran off with his girlfriend's 44-year-old mother instead. 24-year-old Jess Aldridge told The Sun that she was shocked to find out that her boyfriend and baby daddy was having an affair with her own mother. She revealed that she was betrayed by her partner Ryan Shelton, 29, while she was heavily pregnant and they lived in a support bubble with mum Georgina and her husband Eric. Within weeks of their moving in, the gran-of-six began flirting with Ryan. And, by the time Jess came home with newborn Reuben, they had run off together and moved into a new home 30 miles away. Jess said; “We were stuck together for months in the house during lockdown. It was so hard, especially as Ryan and mum were always being so flirty...
Wanted man picks jail over spending more time on lockdown with his housemates
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Wanted man picks jail over spending more time on lockdown with his housemates

A wanted man gave himself up to police to get away from his housemates during lockdown, an officer has revealed. The suspect, who was wanted on recall to prison, had become so sick of the people he was living with that he told police he would rather be in jail. Initially, the man broke off his tag to avoid being found by police and put back in jail but he soon got tired of being in the outside world yet locked up at home. He soon rang police to say he wanted some "peace and quiet" in jail. He then handed himself in at a West Sussex police station on Wednesday afternoon, Feb 17. Inspector Darren Taylor explained: "(The man) rang us and said he was going to hand himself in a Burgess Hill police station and that he had broken his tag off. "He would rather go back to pris...
Joblessness Made Us go into Kidnapping – Suspects
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Joblessness Made Us go into Kidnapping – Suspects

Two suspects identified as Sunday Chukwu and Chidokwe Efide, arrested by the police for allegedly kidnapping a businesswoman, Maris Ibe, in Delta State, have blamed joblessness for their acts. The suspects were rounded up after collecting N1m ransom to free the victim kidnapped on January 14, 2021, around Ibori Golf Club, Asaba, the state capital. The victim petitioned the Inspector-General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, after her release and operatives of the IG’s Intelligence Response Team were deployed in Delta State to hunt down the kidnapper The detectives reportedly recovered three locally-made guns, an axe, 10 unexpended cartridges and a sum of N320,000 from the Suspects. In his statement, 28-year-old Sunday Chukwuka, from Anambra State, said he used to be a farmer and s...
12-Year Old Boy Hangs Himself after Battling Depression During COVID-19 Lockdown
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12-Year Old Boy Hangs Himself after Battling Depression During COVID-19 Lockdown

A 12-year-old boy who felt “sad and lonely” during the coronavirus lockdown hanged himself. Hayden Hunstable, of Aledo, Texas took his life three days before his 13th birthday in April 2020 because he didn’t know how to deal with the isolation and depression when the virus caused a nationwide shutdown, the UK’s Metro reported. The boy’s 9-year-old sister, Kinlee, found him hanged in his bedroom, according to the outlet. His father, Brad recalled the ‘horrific’ moment he found himself trying to save his son’s life on April 17, after his youngest daughter, Kinlee, now aged nine, found Hayden after he took his own life at their home. He said: ‘Covid killed my son. I think Hayden would still be alive today if Covid had never happened. ‘I had no idea he was struggling or ...
”She Was my Girlfriend at the Time”- Kiddwaya Confirms Split from Erica
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”She Was my Girlfriend at the Time”- Kiddwaya Confirms Split from Erica

Former BBNaija lockdown housemate, Kiddwaya has confirmed he and former co-star, Erica have gone their separate ways. The couple met during the reality show in 2020 and kicked off a relationship that many hoped would lead to the altar as they were so close and into each other in the house. However, during an interview with Punch in January 2021, Kiddwaya stated that he was still in search of love. This caused a lot of confusion as he and Erica have been spotted in many places acting like lovers, and they even traveled to Sierra Leone together. His comment caused a lot of reactions as many felt his answer was disrespectful to Erica. However, in a Question and Answer session with his fans on IG, Kiddwaya gave an explanation as to why he gave such an answer. He described Eric...
Dubai shuts all bars and clubs over Covid spike after Brit influencers who flocked there mocked travel ban
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Dubai shuts all bars and clubs over Covid spike after Brit influencers who flocked there mocked travel ban

Dubai is closing all its bars and pubs in February following a Covid spike after British influencers mocked a travel ban. It follows an increase in Covid cases across the UAE, which has attracted social media stars fleeing lockdown UK. Last week, the UAE was added to a 'red list' of countries where travel to the UK is banned. This means all direct flights from the UAE to Britain have been suspended in a bid to stop the new South African variant of Covid-19. People who choose to fly home from Dubai using indirect flights will be forced to self-isolate at home for 10 days or stay in Government arranged hotel quarantine. A spokesman for the Dubai Media Office blamed "a marked increase in the number of violations of precautionary measures" for the shutdown of its bars and cl...
Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City
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Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City

All bars and clubs in Dubai are to be shut this February following spike in coronavirus cases. This comes after waves of influencers from different countries jetted out to the UAE to avoid pandemic restrictions and travel bans in their countries. Last week, the UK Government added the UAE to a "red list" of countries, meaning all direct flights from Dubai to Britain were suspended. This is in a bid to stop the new South African variant of Covid from further spreading in the UK. The UK government made it clear that those UK citizens and influencers having fun in the sun in Dubai should return home immediately and self-isolate before the ban set in. However, many of those out in Dubai ignored the UK Prime Minister's requests, mocking the UK lockdown and continuing with the...
Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians
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Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians

The Presidency has warned Nigerians to obey all the COVID19 protocols which include wearing a face mask so as to avoid the government from imposing another lockdown. The warning came via a statement signed and released by Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to the president on media and publicity. The presidency said it is worried by reports of non-compliance with the executive order signed by President Buhari on January 27 that mandates the use of face masks and social distancing. The law stipulates that any defaulter of the COVID19 protocols will be asked to pay a fine or sentenced to 6 months in jail or both. According to the statement, President Muhammadu Buhari signed the executive order with the best of intentions and not with the motive of punishing citizens. “The Presi...
Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year
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Social Distancing may Have to Remain in Place Until End of Year

Scientists have asked the British government to ensure that social distancing is enforced until the end of the year. Sunday Telegraph reported that restrictions can only be relaxed once the Coronavirus vaccines are at least 85% effective and a ‘high uptake’ of the jab is vital to avoid another deadly wave of the disease.   In the paper which was commissioned by the Scientific Pandemic Influenza Group on Modelling (SPI-M), a sub-group of the government’s SAGE advisory committee, many scientists are said to believe transmissions will be reduced by around 60%. The report added that even in a best case scenario in which vaccines stop 85 per cent of transmission in those vaccinated, lockdown would have to be kept in place until the end of May to prevent another significant ...
Second Wave: PTF Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Plateau
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Second Wave: PTF Mulls Lockdown In Lagos, Abuja, Plateau

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 is considering targeted lockdown in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja; as well as Lagos and Plateau States. PTF National Incident Manager, Mukhtar Muhammed, who stated this on Friday, described as alarming, the rising cases of Covid infections recorded in the three urban areas. Muhammed said data showed that urban local governments in the affected places recorded the highest cases of Covid amid the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria. According to data by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control, Lagos (46,935 cases), Abuja (16,470 cases), Plateau (7,801) have recorded the highest number of Covid infections and fatalities in Nigeria in the last eleven months. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme monitored by The ...
Jubilations As Afe Babalola University Records Scientific Breakthrough On Coronavirus
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Jubilations As Afe Babalola University Records Scientific Breakthrough On Coronavirus

The Chemo-Genomics Research Institute of Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, CRIA, in collaboration with the ABUAD Multi-system Hospital, AMSH, have gained new understanding about the reasons humans are more vulnerable to infections by the new variant of COVID-19, popularly known as N501Y SARS-CoV-2 mutant. One of the reasons provided by the bio-medical scientists and researchers, led by Dr. Olaposi Omotuyi, is that the new variant is 80 times more effective at binding to human cells and is characterized by faster human-to-human transmission, more rapid progression of symptoms and death. Since the country is not on total lockdown, the scientists and researchers advised that people should adhere to the laid down non-pharmacologic preventive procedures. The Bio-medical scientists and ...
COVID-19: Ignore Fake Lockdown Alert, PTF Tells Nigerians
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COVID-19: Ignore Fake Lockdown Alert, PTF Tells Nigerians

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has urged Nigerians to disregard a fake fresh lockdown alert in circulation on social media. PTF National Coordinator, Dr Sani Aliyu, made this known in a short video statement released on Thursday. There have been concerns regarding a fresh lockdown as the country battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. But Aliyu said the government was aware of the economic implication of a fresh lockdown and, therefore, urged Nigerians to adhere to all guidelines to curb the spread of the disease. He said, “We are aware of a fake message on WhatsApp that we’ve declared a lockdown in the country. This is absolutely not true. I call on the Nigerian public to please ignore this message and continue with normal activities . “I’m also ca...
We Will Impose Fresh Nationwide Lockdown If COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise- PTF
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We Will Impose Fresh Nationwide Lockdown If COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise- PTF

The Federal Government has said it will be left with no option than to impose a fresh lockdown in the country if the number of COVID-19 infections continues to spike. The National Coordinator of the Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVIF-19, Sani Aliyu, stated this on Friday during a media briefing in Abuja. Aliyu said the rising Coronavirus infections was a source of concern and might require a fresh lockdown. He said, “If these numbers continue to go up and we start having significant deaths, we will have no option. If we do not want to lock down, now is the time to make sure that we follow the non-pharmaceutical interventions.” Also, the PTF Chairman and Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, who spoke earlier, said, “The Presidential Task Force is...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father
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Teacher Fakes her Own Kidnap in Kwara to Extort N250, 000 From her Father

The police in Kwara state have arrested a 24-year-old teacher, Medinat Ibrahim,  for allegedly faking her own kidnap just to extort N250, 000 from her father. Medinat, who was paraded alongside two other suspects identified as Amudalat Wahab (30) and Hammed Lekan (28) said she committed the crime to raise money to settle a debt which accrued from the monthly contribution at the private school where she serves as a teacher. She alleged she was maltreated by her stepmother who also caused friction between her and her father, adding that she decided to fake her own kidnap to get money to offset debts she incurred during COVID-19 lockdown.   I teach in a private school where I was paid N15,000. We organised monthly contribution which I collected and invested in a business, b...
Kanye West ‘Sad, but Okay’ as he Waits for Kim Kardashian to Serve him with Divorce Papers
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Kanye West ‘Sad, but Okay’ as he Waits for Kim Kardashian to Serve him with Divorce Papers

Kanye West is reportedly "sad, but okay" over his impending divorce from Kim Kardashian. According to PEOPLE, a source close to the couple says Kim is delaying filing divorce papers to figure out a way to protect their four children during the divorce process. "He knows that she's done. She has had enough, and she told him that she wants some space to figure out her future," a source told PEOPLE, adding that Kanye is waiting to be served with the divorce papers. Kim and Kanye have been living separately for at least a year with Kanye spending the majority of his time in Wyoming while Kim was in Calabasas with their 4 children. Kim began seriously considering filing for divorce months ago during the Covid-19 lockdowns. Kim and Kanye tied the knot on May 24, 2014 after dat...
Erica Nlewedim named one of 100 most influential people in Nigeria
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Erica Nlewedim named one of 100 most influential people in Nigeria

Big Brother Naija Lockdown star, Erica Nlewedim has been named one of the 100 most influential people in Nigeria. The recognition came from the Top Charts Nigeria in its December 2020, Volume 01, Issue 01 publication. Taking to social media, Erica shared the cover page of the publication with her face on it on her InstaStory.
We Don’t Want Another Lockdown – Sanwo-Olu Warns Lagos Residents
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We Don’t Want Another Lockdown – Sanwo-Olu Warns Lagos Residents

Following the second wave of the pandemic in Nigeria, the Lagos state governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has warned residents of the state to take the COVID-19 protocols seriously as the state government is not interested in going on another lockdown. Sanwo-Olu made the appeal on his social media handles on Tuesday night, January 5. He wrote on his Instagram handle: "Dear Lagosians, There is urgent need for us to be more circumspect in the way we live, interact and socialize with our friends and family. Many people are ignoring #COVID-19 warnings and guidelines, thereby exposing themselves and others to the virus. We are well into the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic which came between November and December 2020. Yesterday, Lagos scarily recorded its highest number of infecti...
Harry Potter Actress, Jessie Cave Reveals Newborn Baby has Covid-19
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Harry Potter Actress, Jessie Cave Reveals Newborn Baby has Covid-19

Harry Potter star, Jessie Cave has revealed her newborn baby has contracted COVID-19. The British actress, who gave birth to her son Tenn in October, posted an image on Instagram on Tuesday of her son in a hospital room, alongside a laptop playing UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's speech announcing a new lockdown in England last night What she wrote in the picture below: The actress played Hogwarts student Brown in the final three "Harry Potter" films, and more recently appeared in the TV series "Trollied."
Second Wave: Lai Mohammed Insists No Fresh Lockdown
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Second Wave: Lai Mohammed Insists No Fresh Lockdown

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, on Monday, insisted that the Federal Government has no plan to impose a fresh lockdown on Nigeria as the country battles the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. Mohammed, who spoke at a conference in Lagos, however, appealed to Nigerians to adhere to all protocols outlined by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19. The minister said, “On the issue of lockdown, I don’t think there is any time when the Federal Government has said it is going to have a second lockdown. However, the Federal Government is very unhappy that Nigerians are not adhering to the basic Covid-19 protocols of wearing face masks, or practicising social distancing, of washing hands, of ensuring that they do gather in large numbers. “If we do not do ...
Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)
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Boris Johnson Orders New Lockdown till February in UK (COVID 19)

UK Prime Minister, Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown until at least mid-February to combat a fast-spreading new variant of the coronavirus. According to Johnson the move was necessary to aid the containing of the disease variant, even as Britain ramped up its vaccination program by becoming the first nation to start using the vaccine developed by Oxford University and drugmaker AstraZeneca. Johnson on Monday, January 4, said people must stay at home again, as they were ordered to do so in the first wave of the pandemic in March. “As I speak to you tonight, our hospitals are under more pressure from COVID than at any time since the start of the pandemic,” he said. Johnson said there were “tough, tough” weeks to come in the fight against COVID-19. Under t...
Scotland Goes into Another Effective National Lockdown Over new Strain of COVID-19
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Scotland Goes into Another Effective National Lockdown Over new Strain of COVID-19

Scotland has announced another effective national lockdown from midnight tonight over the new strain of COVID-19. Scottish government leader Nicola Sturgeon told the Scottish Parliament there will be a legal requirement for people to stay at home for the rest of January, with schools remaining closed to most pupils until the start of February at the earliest. "It is no exaggeration to say that I am more concerned about the situation we face now than I have been at any time since March last year," Ms. Sturgeon said. She announced the decision over the increased transmissibility of a new COVID-19 variant first identified in the UK. "It is essential that we further limit interaction between different households to stem the spread and bring the situation back under control, whi...
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Woman cycles around London without clothes for charity after flatmate’s dare

A woman stripped naked in the cold to cycle ten miles around London for charity.   Kerri Barnes has raised more than £8,000 after braving the cold and cycling on Sunday, Nov 29, wearing nothing but underwear.   Kerri set out to fundraise for mental health charity Mind, having lost a cousin to suicide and seeing the shocking statistics around it.   But the idea of going naked on a bicycle was not exactly her initial idea.     It was not until her housemate joked a naked bike ride was an option that Kerri decided she would give it a go.   Speaking to LADbible, Kerri said: "I really wanted to do something this year to shine a light on raising awareness of suicide prevention and to raise some money for Mind – because they've ju...

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