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NBA YoungBoy to stay on 24-hour lockdown and can’t have overnight guests while out on Bond
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NBA YoungBoy to stay on 24-hour lockdown and can’t have overnight guests while out on Bond

NBA YoungBoy has been subjected to a 24-hour lockdown at his Utah residence, where he will be under house arrest until his trial. Federal Judge Shelly D. Dick set the conditions for YoungBoy’s release ahead of the trial on Wednesday, with the rapper not allowed to have any overnight visitors. While he can't have more than three visitors in his home at a time, all visitors must be approved by a judge. The order, which was obtained by The Shade Room, also says that the NBA YoungBoy will be subject to electronic location monitoring. The NBA YoungBoy on Monday issued a $ 500,000 bail in Baton Rouge, where he was arrested in September 2020 on two federal charges, including possession of a firearm by a criminal. A federal arrest warrant was issued for the young rapper, and he wa...
Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie
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Chelsea vs Southampton: Tuchel confirms changes for Carabao Cup tie

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that he will make some changes when his side host Southampton in tonight’s Carabao Cup round of 16 tie at Stamford Bridge. Tuchel said this during his pre-match press conference ahead of the Southampton clash. Chelsea head to the game following a 7-0 win over Norwich City at the weekend. “There will be some changes, how much I don’t know yet,” Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying. “Sometimes you can never be fully sure, do you interrupt a good flow, is it better to keep everybody in there and playing to keep the momentum going or is it the moment to give some players a rest? “But we have an excellent department at Cobham that helps us take these decisions – the guys who do the analysing, the guys who do the...
Actress Wunmi Toriola accused of brutalizing her son’s nanny. Toriola said the nanny drugged her son
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Actress Wunmi Toriola accused of brutalizing her son’s nanny. Toriola said the nanny drugged her son

Actress Wunmi Toriola has been accused of brutalizing her nanny for allegedly "drugging" her son. The nanny, Motunrayo Azeez, said the Nollywood actress brutalized her at her home in Medina Estate, Gbagada, Lagos State, Punch reports. Wunmi left for work on Friday, October 15, and kept her son in the care of Azeez. After school, the nanny went to pick the boy and took him home. When they got home, Azeez claimed that she fed the child and took him outside the compound to play. Shortly afterward, the nanny said she discovered that the boy was running a temperature and she gave him some medication. However, Toriola, who was monitoring the situation on a CCTV device connected to her mobile phone, became upset and accused the nanny of drugging her son to make him sleep. "...
Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel
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Rudiger does not have many reasons to leave Chelsea – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has said Antonio Rudiger “not many reasons” to leave the club. Rudiger has entered the final months of his current contract and will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs from January. Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain are believed to be monitoring the situation of the German defender. It is understood that talks between Rudiger and Chelsea have stalled. But Tuchel insists he is relaxed about the player’s future. “I hope that they find a solution but it’s not only between coaches and players. “It’s between the club and the player’s agent. “He plays excellently for a long time – very consistent [and] at a very high level. I feel him very calm, very focused and it’s obviously not a distraction for him. “So give...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Lukaku, Kante emerge injury doubts

Chelsea striker, Romelu Lukaku, has confirmed he will undergo a scan on a thigh injury this week. The 28-year-old has scored once in two appearances for the Blues, since returning to Stamford Bridge in a £97.5 million deal from Inter Milan last month. During the international break, Lukaku scored twice in Belgium’s 5-2 win over Estonia last Thursday and once in a 3-0 victory over Czech Republic on Sunday evening. He is suspended for their World Cup qualifier against Belarus on Wednesday and will now fly to London ahead of Chelsea’s Premier League fixture against Aston Villa on Saturday. “I’ll have a scan of my thigh first,” Lukaku told HLN after Belgium’s win against Czech Republic. “I have been struggling with a minor issue for a while. And then I will return to Chelsea.”...
NCDC records 63 deaths in one week from Suspected cholera cases as death toll rises to over 2,000
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NCDC records 63 deaths in one week from Suspected cholera cases as death toll rises to over 2,000

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) said Cholera claimed 63 lives in the past week in 10 states across Nigeria. The agency made this revelation in its epidemiological report for week 33 accounting for infections recorded from August 16 to 22, which was released on Monday, August 30. Katsina recorded the highest number of deaths for the reporting week with 19 deaths, followed by Bauchi with 16, while Niger recorded 7. Other states that recorded fatalities are Zamfara (6), Jigawa (4), Sokoto (4), Borno (4), Yobe (1), Kano (1) and Adamawa (1). The agency added that 11 states and the federal capital territory (FCT) reported 3,098 additional suspected cases of cholera infections for the reporting week. According to the report, 58,698 suspected cases have also been reco...
COVID-19: 1,094 Returning Travelers have absconded from Isolation – Governor Sanwo-Olu
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COVID-19: 1,094 Returning Travelers have absconded from Isolation – Governor Sanwo-Olu

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has raised an alarm of 1,094 returning travelers absconding from isolation. Sanwo-Olu who revealed that 135 deaths have been recorded in the current third wave of the pandemic, blamed it on non-adherence to the laid-down health protocols designed to mitigate the pandemic. He told residents of Lagos state that they have a huge responsibility of contributing to the fight against the virus, hinting that the state government has taken substantial steps to arrest the third wave in its tracks especially with the increased monitoring and enforcement exercise by members of the Incident Command structure. According to the Governor, as at 21st of August 2021, Lagos State had recorded a total of 70,563 confirmed cases of COVID-19. Of this number, 60,716 have r...
How Messi’s move to PSG affects Cristiano Ronaldo
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How Messi’s move to PSG affects Cristiano Ronaldo

Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, is monitoring Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain, according to AS. Ronaldo has reportedly been looking to leave Italy, as a result of their poor performances in the Champions League. Juve were also toppled as Serie A champions last season by Inter Milan. PSG are said to be one of the few clubs capable of signing Ronaldo, but bringing in Messi would make any move for the Portugal captain unfeasible. There has also been talk of Kylian Mbappe moving to Real Madrid. But it is believed that even if Mbappe leaves for a huge transfer fee, it would not be enough to help get Ronaldo to the Parc des Princes. So, while the idea of Ronaldo and Messi playing in the same team is enough to get football fans excited, it...
Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman
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Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Ethiopian and Malawian electoral bodies are considering deploying some aspects of the tool in the INEC’s Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) in their local elections. Declaring open a retreat to review the operationalisation structure of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC), in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Friday August 6, Yakubu said the EMSC had become a vital tool in the monitoring, implementation and management of Nigeria’s electoral plans and activities. He part of EMSC's plan after it was first inaugurated in November 2015, was to build on gains of the last commission (2010-2015) in creating systems for the continuous and effective managem...
#TwitterBan: We are monitoring closely repression, access to information, media freedom and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria – Commonwealth
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#TwitterBan: We are monitoring closely repression, access to information, media freedom and disregard for rule of law in Nigeria – Commonwealth

The Secretary-General of the Cinghas said that they closely monitoring certain repressive developments in Nigeria. This came after an urgent appeal by Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) over Twitter ban in the country. SERAP had asked the Commonwealth to "apply its charter and hold the Nigerian government to account over the unlawful suspension of Twitter in Nigeria, and the resulting repression of freedom of expression, access to information and media freedom.” Responding to this, Ms Scotland said; “We are closely monitoring developments around the suspension of Twitter, and allegations of repression of the rights to freedom of expression, access to information, media freedom, as well as disregard for the rule of law in Nigeria. "Please be assured th...
LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement
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LG poll: Lagos Orders Restriction of Movement

The Lagos State Government has announced restriction of movement across the State between the hours of 8am and 3pm on Saturday, 24th July, 2021. The directive was given to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. A press statement released by the Commissioner of Information, Gbenga Omotoso on Thursday July 22, read; “The restriction is to enable the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC) conduct hitch-free elections into positions of Chairmen and Councillors in all the 57 Local Governments and Local Council Development Areas. “The restriction will facilitate the ease of movement of the electorate, e...
Rennes Confirm they are Ready to Sell Camavinga to Man Utd
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Rennes Confirm they are Ready to Sell Camavinga to Man Utd

  Rennes president, Nicolas Holveck, has admitted the club are “open” to discussing a deal to sell Eduardo Camavinga, who is a target for Manchester United this summer. United are keen to add the 18-year-old midfielder to their squad and are monitoring his situation at the French club. Camavinga has one year left on his current contract and Holveck says they are willing to let the player leave for the right price. “One of the priorities is to reduce the squad. We still have eight or nine players who need to leave. There also remains the situation with Eduardo. “Discussions are still ongoing, everything is open, either for a departure during this transfer window — if an offer satisfies everyone — or to extend [Camavinga’s deal] “He won’t leave for cheap,” Holveck ...
Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan
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Ugandan athlete goes missing in Japan before Tokyo Olympics, leaves a note saying he wants to work in Japan

A Ugandan athlete has gone missing after he arrived in Japan for the Tokyo Olympics. Julius Ssekitoleko, a 20-year-old weightlifter went missing from his pre-Olympic training camp in Osaka Prefecture on Friday, July 16. He had been training as part of the nine-member Ugandan team in Izumisano, Osaka prefecture, city officials said. Teammates realized the athlete was absent around noon Friday when his saliva test sample was not delivered and they found his hotel room empty, city officials said. There was no training Friday morning and he was last seen in his room in the early hours of Friday. After failing to find him inside the hotel, officials notified police for a broader search. There was no 24-hour monitoring at the hotel, and exactly when or how he got out of the hotel wa...
Brazilian President, Bolsonaro Rushed To Hospital Over Intestinal Obstruction
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Brazilian President, Bolsonaro Rushed To Hospital Over Intestinal Obstruction

After 10 straight days of hiccups, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro was admitted to a hospital Wednesday with what doctors said was an intestinal obstruction that could require surgery. They announced later that they would not operate immediately. Bolsonaro, 66, was admitted to the Armed Forces Hospital in the capital of Brasilia in the morning and was "feeling well," according to an initial statement that said physicians were examining his persistent hiccups. But hours later, the president's office said the surgeon who operated on Bolsonaro after he was stabbed in the abdomen during the 2018 presidential campaign decided to transfer him to Sao Paulo, where he underwent additional tests. By Wednesday night, the Hospital Nova Star released a statement saying the president would ...
Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski
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Guardiola set to switch Man City target from Harry Kane to Lewandowski

Manchester City are monitoring the contract situation of Robert Lewandowski, according to SportsMail. Pep Guardiola is seeking to bring in an elite centre forward this summer to replace Sergio Aguero, who left as a free agent. Lewandowski has two years left on his current £300,000-a-week deal at Bayern Munich. City’s top target is Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who they offered £100million before Euro 2020 kicked off. But Spurs chairman, Daniel Levy, is determined to hold on to Kane for at least one more season, forcing City to consider alternatives. Lewandowski, 32, played under Guardiola at Bayern from 2014-2016, winning two Bundesliga titles and the German Cup. Real Madrid also have a long-standing interest in Lewandowski and his agent, Pini Zahavi, recently brokered the ...
Actors, Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman Share lovely new photos of their Son as he turns One
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Actors, Linda Ejiofor and Ibrahim Suleiman Share lovely new photos of their Son as he turns One

Actors, Linda Ejiofor-Suleiman and her husband, Ibrahim, are in a celebratory mood today July 9 as their son, Keon, turns one. The proud parents shared lovely new photos of Keon on their respective IG pages as they wished him a happy birthday. Linda in her post wrote ''I remember the day we found out that we were pregnant. It was the best day of my life. I remember telling your father and how he jumped up and hugged me, he can tell you his own side of the story. Then the process began. Ohhh the unforgettable process. We were happy that we had you. I remember the day before you were born, went for my antinatal as usual, coming back home, It was a bumpy ride.I was very uncomfortable throughout that day, just felt this pain in my pelvic area. I thought it was something that wou...
Ronaldo has problems with Juventus teammates – Trezeguet
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Ronaldo has problems with Juventus teammates – Trezeguet

  Former Juventus striker, David Trezeguet, has claimed Cristiano Ronaldo has problems with teammates at the club. Trezeguet left his role as a brand ambassador at the Italian club earlier this week. He has now hinted on the disharmony in the dressing room between Ronaldo and his teammates. Discussing Ronaldo’s arrival in 2018, Trezeguet said: “The biggest signing was getting Cristiano Ronaldo, because no one was expecting CR7 at a club that has always had great attention to the budget in its DNA. “Of course, there were some problems with his teammates, he showed that, but he scored 100 goals.” Trezeguet’s remarks about Ronaldo’s relationships with his Juventus teammates, come amid intense speculation over the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s future. Ronaldo has...
Mbappe Informs PSG he won’t Sign new Contract
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Mbappe Informs PSG he won’t Sign new Contract

  Kylian Mbappe has told Paris Saint-Germain he will not sign a new deal, L’Equipe reports. It has now led to questions over his future, as his current contract expires in June 2022. Speculations have begun whether Mbappe will stay another year and become a free agent or leave PSG this summer. Real Madrid has a long-standing interest in the 22-year-old and will be monitoring the situation. PSG is believed to be completely unwilling to accept Mbappe’s possible departure and set to reject any offers, choosing to wait for his contract to run down next year. In recent days, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has said the club and Mbappe need to sit down and work things out amicably. Though the idea is to keep Mbappe for as long as possible, doing so against his will...
Sergio Ramos Close to Joining new Club as talks Progress
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Sergio Ramos Close to Joining new Club as talks Progress

Sergio Ramos is in advanced negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain, ESPN reports. The Ligue 1 club wants to sign Ramos on a free transfer after the defender’s contract with Real Madrid expired on Wednesday. Ramos announced in June that he would leave Madrid, ending his 16-year stay with the LaLiga giants. Sources close to the deal that will take him to PSG, claim things have advanced throughout the week and a final decision is expected in the coming days. Ramos wants a two-year deal, but PSG are only offering one with a second year as an option to be triggered by mutual content. His wages should also be lower than what he was earning in Spain and what he would have earned had he stayed at the Bernabeu. The Spain international, who turned 35 in March, didn’t strike an a...
Lagos state government disclaims viral post on new traffic offences and fines
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Lagos state government disclaims viral post on new traffic offences and fines

The Lagos State Government has distanced itself from an online viral post titled “New Lagos Traffic Offences and Fines” being circulated on social media platforms, advising that the motoring public should disregard the information in its entirety because it is false and did not originate from the Ministry of Transportation or Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA). Last week, a list showing purported fines for traffic offences in Lagos state went viral. A statement signed by the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde and released on Monday, June 28, emphasised that the purported new Lagos Traffic Laws were not issued by the Lagos State Government, warning all road users to be wary of unscrupulous and faceless elements, who are out to scam unsuspectin...
#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’
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#EndSARS: Lagos state government says most injuries from Lekki tollgate were from ‘machete cuts, stampede’

The Lagos state government's Head of Service, Hakeem Muri-Okunola, appeared before the state's Judicial Panel on Police Brutality on Tuesday, June 22, where he said most of the injuries sustained by protesters at the Lekki tollgate on October 20, 20202, were from machete cuts and stampede. The Cable reports that Muri-Okunola had come to the panel to present a timeline of the activities of the Lagos state government during the #EndSARS protests, including the Lekki tollgate shooting. He said that during the protest, the state government had set up an ad-hoc committee, referred to as the incident command centre, to monitor the security situation in Lagos. Muri-Okunola told the panel that a day after the shooting that took place at the Lekki tollgate, the state governor, Babajide Sanwo-O...
Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react
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Belarus President Hijacks Ryanair Passener Flight enroute Lithuania Using Fighter jet then arrests exiled political Opponent, Raman Pratasevich; EU & NATO react

Leading Belarusian opposition activist, Raman Pratasevich, has been arrested in Belarus after President Alexander Lukashenko ordered a fighter jet to escort the Ryanair plane Pratasevich was in, to Belarusian capital, Minsk. Acccording to Pull Pervogo, Belarusian state broadcaster, Raman Pratasevich, a vocal critic of President Alexander Lukashenko's regime, was detained at Minsk airport following orders by Lukashenko (pictured below), a dictator supported and armed by the Russian government. In a major breach of international law, the commercial plane was intercepted by a Belarusian fighter jet and escorted from international space till it landed in Minsk. The Belarusian government claimed a bomb threat was detected in the plane and then forced to plane to go to Belarus ...
Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students
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Gunmen Abduct Unspecified Number of Abia state University students

Unknown gunmen have abducted an unspecified number of students of Abia State University Uturu, ABSU. The students were abducted from a commercial bus while returning from Okigwe in Imo state to Uturu around 8:00pm on Wednesday night, May 5, Confirming the incident, the Abia state Commissioner of Information, John Okiyi Kalu, says a preliminary investigation shows that the armed men marched the students into the forest with other abducted travelers. He said two of the abducted students managed to escape while others are still in captivity. Read the statement below ''Abia State Government is currently monitoring an incident that happened in Okigwe, Imo State, yesterday which led to the suspected abduction of yet to be determined number of students of the Abia State University, Utu...
CCTV Evidence Reportedly Shows Baba Ijesha Seen Kissing, Fondling Female Minor, raising her Skirt and Caressing her
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CCTV Evidence Reportedly Shows Baba Ijesha Seen Kissing, Fondling Female Minor, raising her Skirt and Caressing her

Punch has received the CCTV footage of actor Baba Ijesha allegedly assaulting his 14-year-old victim. Below is how Punch reports its analysis from the video ''A close-circuit Television footage watched by Saturday PUNCH has revealed that Nollywood actor, Olanrewaju Omiyinka, aka Baba Ijesha, kissed and fondled sensitive parts of the body of the 14-year-old girl in the care of popular comedienne, Adekola Adekanya, otherwise called Princess. Not done, Omiyinka, while engaging in the act, was also seen licking the fingers on the left hand of the victim and caressing the minor’s legs and thighs with his left hand. In an apparent effort to sexually arouse the minor, Omiyinka was seen lifting the victim’s dress as he caressed the minor’s body. Our correspondent who obtained the ...
Six killed, two injured as gunmen ambush miners in Plateau state
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Six killed, two injured as gunmen ambush miners in Plateau state

Gunmen suspected to be Fulani militia have killed six miners and injured two in Wereng community, Riyom Local Government Area of Plateau state. The latest attack occurred almost a week after eight persons were brutally killed at a mining site in Kuru, Jos South Local Government Area of the state. It was gathered that the eight miners were waylaid at about 7:45 pm on Thurday, April 15, on their way home from a mining site. A source close to the community told Nigerian Tribune that the miners stopped at Wereng community to rest before they would proceed with their journey to the next village. "While they were resting the gunmen numbering about 15 who probably have been monitoring them appeared and shot at them at close range. They killed six of them on the spot while two sust...
Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker
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Arteta to Replace Lacazette with £15m Striker

  Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made Celtic striker, Odsonne Edouard a target, as a potential replacement for Alexandre Lacazette, according to the UK Telegraph. For some time now, Leicester City have felt they had won the race to sign the 23-year-old, with a £15million agreement close to being reached. However, Arsenal have been monitoring Edouard for over a year and will look to make a move for the striker, who will have just one year remaining on his contract with Celtic this summer. Lacazette will also have just one year left on his deal this summer, and the Gunners are set to make a decision over whether he will be sold or handed a contract extension. Leicester believe they are in a strong position to sign Edouard, as Brendan Rodgers has already managed th...
Serial Stowaway, Marilyn Hartman, 69, who has taken more than 30 flights over 19-years with no ticket, is arrested for attempting to sneak onto another flight
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Serial Stowaway, Marilyn Hartman, 69, who has taken more than 30 flights over 19-years with no ticket, is arrested for attempting to sneak onto another flight

Marilyn Hartman, a serial American stowaway with a history of illegally boarding planes without a ticket, is back in jail after being arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport The 69-year-old, known as the “Serial Stowaway”, was tracked after her electronic monitor was allegedly activated when she left the facility where she was staying. She was caught attempting to stowaway on a flight at Chicago O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday, March 16. She is currently being held on a trespassing charge, reports Associated Press. Marilyn has snuck onto more than 30 commercial flights without a ticket. In 2018, she managed to get through security at O'Hare and board a flight to London Heathrow without a passport or a ticket. She was last arrested in October 2019 as sh...
Department of Petroleum Resources Seals Filling Stations in Imo for Selling Above Approved Price
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Department of Petroleum Resources Seals Filling Stations in Imo for Selling Above Approved Price

Some filling stations in Imo state have been sealed by the Department of Petroleum Resources. Zonal Controller of DPR in Imo, Roseline Wilki who spoke to newsmen as she led a team of officials on a routine monitoring exercise in Owerri, the state capital, said the filling stations were sealed for selling Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) also known as petrol above the authorised pump price. She said; “We are here to ensure that there is quality, to ensure availability of the product, and to ensure that you don’t have adulterated product and that there is no hoarding. “We are here to ensure that the operators are selling within the government approved pump price. “We will definitely sanction those that are not selling within the (government approved) pump price and for the adulter...
Wenger Predicts Mbappe’s Future
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Wenger Predicts Mbappe’s Future

  Former Arsenal manager, Arsene Wenger, has predicted that Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe, will take home the Ballon d’Or prize at least once within the next five years. He also believes Mbappe will be playing for Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain. The 22-year-old’s contract with PSG expires at the end of next season and top European clubs are monitoring his situation. PSG may be forced to cash in if they cannot get him to commit to a new deal. Wenger thinks he will remain in Ligue 1 or move to Madrid. “In five years’ time, Kylian will be on top of the world. On top of the world in Paris or Madrid,” Wenger told Le Parisien. “And I hope he will have won one or several Ballon d’Or. Kylian must not place any limitations on himself.”
386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives
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386 Soldiers Resigned From the Nigerian Army in one year – House of Representatives

About 386 soldiers voluntarily disengaged from the army due to medical and other reasons in the second quarter of 2020 as confirmed by the House of Representatives Committee on Army. Abdulrazaq Namdas, Chairman of the committee revealed this while presenting a report to the house yesterday March 2. Namdazs said 356 soldiers left the army after losing interest, 24 left to take up traditional titles; while six were discharged on medical grounds. He also revealed that records also indicated that 6,752 soldiers were discharged from the service in the last five years; while 25,655 soldiers had got enlisted within the same period. The Chairman of the house  committee added that documents show that all the voluntarily discharged soldiers were Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO), ranging ...
Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume
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Blanket Amnesty may Breed a new Form of Criminality – Senator Ndume

Senator representing Borno south, Ali Ndume has stated that granting blanket amnesty to bandits as suggested by prominent Islamic cleric Sheikh Gumi may breed a new set of criminality. Ndume said this when he appeared on a Channels Television Programme on Sunday February 28. Ndume who stated that the government must tackle the banditry situation with the carrot and stick approach, averred that granting blanket amnesty to bandits might embolden other criminal groups and give them hope of bringing the government to negotiate with them. He said; “I don’t think blanket amnesty is the solution, because if you do that, another form of criminality may emerge, hoping that the government will bring them to the negotiation table. “I think the carrot-and-stick approach should be used...
No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC
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No Increase in Petrol Price in March – NNPC

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) has dismissed reports that there will be an increment in the ex-depot price of petrol in March, 2021. A press release by the Group General Manager, Group Public Affairs Division, Dr. Kennie Obateru, stated that the Corporation was not contemplating any raise in the price of petrol in March in order not to jeopardize ongoing engagements with organized labour and other stakeholders on an acceptable framework that will not expose the ordinary Nigerian to any hardship. Obateru in the statement cautioned petroleum products marketers not to engage in an arbitrary price increase or hoarding of petrol in order not to create artificial scarcity and unnecessary hardship for Nigerians. The Corporation further stated that it has enough st...
Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized
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Fake Soldier Jailed for Assaulting Task Force Operatives after his Bike Was Seized

A Lagos State Mobile Court in Oshodi sentenced a 25-year-old man to six weeks in a correctional centre with an option of a fine for impersonation and assault. Kabiru Mohammed was sentenced on Saturday, Feb 20. Mr Mohammed was arrested at the airport area of Lagos, riding a motorcycle painted with the colours of the Nigerian Army uniform and parading himself as a soldier. Taofeek Adebayo, the spokesperson of the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences (Enforcement) Unit (Taskforce), said in a statement that the suspect was arrested along with his commercial motorcycle painted in camouflage after assaulting members of the enforcement team of the agency with other miscreants at Airport Bus-stop along Lagos-Abeokuta Express-way. The statement reads: "Operatives of the ag...
PSG Set Mbappe’s Transfer Fee for Real Madrid, Man City
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PSG Set Mbappe’s Transfer Fee for Real Madrid, Man City

Paris Saint-Germain will set a stunning £174million transfer fee for Kylian Mbappe this summer, if the player decides not to extend his contract, Le Parisien reports. Mbappe, who scored a brilliant hat-trick against Barcelona in the Champions League on Tuesday night, has a contract until the summer of 2022 with the Ligue 1 giants. The 22-year-old is believed to be looking for a new challenge. Big European teams like Real Madrid, Manchester City, Liverpool and Juventus are monitoring the Frenchman’s situation. And should he want out, PSG will want a fee of at least €200m (£174m). The buying club would also have to consider Mbappe’s wage demands, which would exceed €30m (£26m) a year. Since moving to PSG from Monaco in 2017, Mbappe has won three Ligue 1 titles in a row,...
Tonto Dikeh Tackles Bobrisky over N1.4 Million Photo shoot
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Tonto Dikeh Tackles Bobrisky over N1.4 Million Photo shoot

Celebrity friends Tonto Dikeh and Bobrisky were at each other’s jugular earlier today on social media over an alleged N1.4million photo shoot. The actress and mother of one took to her Instagram to reveal Bobrisky’s plan of spending about N1.4 million on a photo shoot. She wrote: “If you don’t want to fight me ontop your own money, bob look for some else OR Don’t even tell me this kind talk again. When the outfit isn’t washing away your sins or the picture following you to heaven.. I’m waiting how much is make up hair photography and videography???” Bobrisky however in his response wrote that Tonto Dikeh has always been monitoring the way he spends his money and wondered what he would do without her. He wrote; “Na for where I see dis my bestie ?????????????. @t...
FCT Minister Begins Implementation of State Community Policing
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FCT Minister Begins Implementation of State Community Policing

The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, on Monday, kicked off the implementation of the State Community Policing in the nation’s capital. The initiative is aimed at reducing crime in communities and deepens the trust between the public and law enforcement agencies. Malam Muhammad Bello, the FCT Minister, stated this while inaugurating the 16-member State Community Policing Advisory Committee, SCPAC, for FCT, in Abuja. Bello said that with the Presidential approval granted for community-oriented policing across the country, Nigeria would start to witness a reduction in crime rate. The Minister, therefore, advised members of the committee to take the assignment very seriously and give it the utmost attention it deserved. Bello said...
Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals
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Wuhan Officially Bans Eating Wild Animals

Authorities in Wuhan, the epicentre of the coronavirus outbreak, have officially banned eating, hunting and breeding wild animals. A notice on the city's municipal government website said the ban will come into immediate effect and will last for five years. The novel coronavirus was first recorded in Wuhan late last year and the outbreak was linked to a seafood market where live animals were also sold. However, following the outbreak of the virus, hunting is now banned in Wuhan except for "scientific research, population regulation, monitoring of epidemic diseases and other special circumstances," the notice says. "Hunting of wild animals is strictly prohibited," the statement says. "The administrative area of ??the whole city is a wildlife sanctuary." There will also be...
Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit
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Mother Ties up Her 10-year-old Son in a Sack for Four Days Over Allegations he is Possessed with an Evil Spirit

A middle-aged woman, simply identified as Iya Ayo, was arrested for tying up her 10-year-old son, Ayo, in a sack and locking him up in a wardrobe for four days in the Fesojaye community, Owode, in Osun State, The woman reportedly tied up her son last Thursday until on Sunday May 16 when a neighbor heard his cry for help. The neighbor immediately alerted the leaders of the community who in turn alerted the police, The woman was arrested and her son freed. When interrogated, Iya Ayo who is separated from Ayo's father, said her son was possessed with an evil spirit and was in the habit of stealing people's money. Confirming the incident to LIB, the spokesperson of the state police command, DSP Yemisi Opalola, said the woman was arrested and made to sign an undertaking never to ma...
Counsellor Charlotte Oduro Tells Women To Stop Monitoring Their Husbands’ Phones
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Counsellor Charlotte Oduro Tells Women To Stop Monitoring Their Husbands’ Phones

Controversial Marriage Counselor Dr Charlotte Oduro has cautioned women against the habit of monitoring the phone calls of their husbands and subjecting them to cross-examination thereafter. She explained that such an unhealthy habit does not encourage trust in a marriage, warning women who have gained notoriety in doing that to stop or risk pushing their husbands to side chicks. Controversial preacher and Head Pastor of the Alabaster International Ministries, Prophet Kofi Oduro had earlier expressed similar sentiments. Prophet Oduro had warned women not to be ‘villagers’ by prying on their husbands’ phones but allow them space and privacy, warning that women who spy on their husbands’ phones do not have a happy home.
Four Suspected Cultists with Guns Arrested in Enugu
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Four Suspected Cultists with Guns Arrested in Enugu

Four suspected cultists with guns were apprehended on Sunday, May 10, by Ngwuru Neighbourhood Watch in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. The chairman of the neighbourhood watch, Mr Ferdinand Onah said that the boys who are in their early 20s were apprehended at Ogbaegu, in Ngwuru following intelligence reports from the residents. He said that they were 15 in number, adding that his men are still ransacking the area to arrest the rest of the gang. Onah said: "We have been monitoring them over time because of their activities in our area. They are always in twos in their motorcycles and they always carry their bags where they hide guns and other items for operations. "When we got intelligence reports about their activity in the neighbourhood, I positioned my men in...
19 Nigerians have Been Killed by Security Personnel During Lockdown’ – Amnesty international
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19 Nigerians have Been Killed by Security Personnel During Lockdown’ – Amnesty international

According to Amnesty International, 19 Nigerians have so far been killed by security operatives during the lockdown to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The lockdown in Nigeria began in March in some states and in April in others and a task force was set up to ensure compliance. Unfortunately, in the course of carrying out their duties, some Nigerians were killed. Joseph Pessu was shot dead by a soldier in Warri on Thursday, April 2. His death sparked outrage and counter attacks as youths beat up soldiers and soldiers, in turn, threatened to deal with members of the community and rape their women. Also, a policewoman was shot dead by her male colleague who is a member of the Rivers state taskforce on the COVID-19 lockdown. The incident happened on April 23. Amnesty Inte...
New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State
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New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo Declares State of Emergency as he Confirms 76 Cases of Coronavirus in the State

Andrew Cuomo, the governor of New York declared a state of emergency on Saturday after the number of coronavirus patients in New York rose to 76. During a news conference in Albany, Cuomo said twenty more people have tested positive for coronavirus in New York, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 76. He also disclosed that there are 11 confirmed cases in New York City, 57 in Westchester County, two in Rockland County, four in Nassau County, and two in Saratoga County including a man who is apparently an Uber driver whotested positive, resulting in more than 40 doctors and others at the hospital treating him to go into self-quarantine. “You know what’s worse than the virus? The anxiety,” Mr. Cuomo said, noting that most patients would suffer mild or no ...
Coronavirus: Lagos Monitoring 349 Persons from Endemic Countries
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Coronavirus: Lagos Monitoring 349 Persons from Endemic Countries

The Lagos State Government on Saturday March 8, disclosed that it is monitoring 349 persons from countries where coronavirus have been confirmed. In a tweet shared on the official Twitter handle of Lagos State Commissioner of Health Prof Akin Abayomi, it was gathered that 50 new samples have been collected for analysis. The tweet reads; “One confirmed case identified. 50 new samples collected for analysis. “349 Persons of interest from endemic countries under follow up. Training of stakeholders and awareness on #COVID19 ongoing.”
Nigerian Woman  Abducted Over FailureTo Pay Back N21,000 Bank Loan In Akwa Ibom
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Nigerian Woman Abducted Over FailureTo Pay Back N21,000 Bank Loan In Akwa Ibom

A woman from Akwa Ibom State has been abducted in Uyo over her inability to pay N21, 000 to a microfinance bank in the city. Comfort James, a petty trader in Uyo, collected some loan from Grooming Microfinance Bank, Uyo, for her business. She is unable to pay back all the money. Ms James was said to have been picked up on Tuesday morning at their family house in Uyo allegedly by some people from the bank, her brother-in-law, Udiabong Akanimo, told PREMIUM TIMES. Mr Akanimo said he went to the bank’s office the following day, Wednesday, but was unable to secure Ms James’ release. He said the officials of Grooming threatened to detain him as well if they did not get their money back when he introduced himself as a brother-in-law to Ms James. “It was already 5 p.m, so I tol...
Malami Reveals how Nigeria Can End Farmers/Herdsmen Crisis
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Malami Reveals how Nigeria Can End Farmers/Herdsmen Crisis

The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, says stakeholder engagement will resolve the protracted farmer/herder’s conflict in Nigeria. He gave the suggestion at the AB Dikko memorial symposium held on Saturday in Birnin-Kebbi, Kebbi State. Malami noted that the challenge required real-time and practically-oriented solutions. “The better approach towards resolving the crisis over the short, medium and long terms is to directly involve the stakeholders in the coming up with solutions at the conception, implementation and monitoring phases,” he said. He added that community-oriented approach would yield greater dividend “in diffusing and eventually eliminating the menace that has retarded economic developm...
Two Nigerian Fishermen Caught Trying To Smuggle Petrol To Benin Republic
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Two Nigerian Fishermen Caught Trying To Smuggle Petrol To Benin Republic

The suspects According to The Nation, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC) operatives at Badagry have arrested two fishermen for alleged attempt to smuggle 120 jerricans of Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) to Benin Republic. The suspects Jebleh Taiwo and Jebleh Abiodun arrested at Gberefu Beach, a fishing settlement, in Badagry at the weekend. It was gathered that they had loaded the products into a wooden boat which was also impounded by the operatives and its outboard engine seized. Parading the suspects on Friday, NSCDC Lagos Lagos Commandant Fasiu Adeyinka said that criminals along riverine communities were devising new ways following the closure of land border including the use of fishing boats. Adeyinka said smugglers who were short of supply following go...
Kwara to Begin Raid on Illegal Motor Parks
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Kwara to Begin Raid on Illegal Motor Parks

The Kwara State government will begin raid on illegal motor parks in Ilorin the state capital. It has accordingly warned operators to move to designated parks to further enhance sanity on the roads. A statement by the press secretary, Ministry of Works, Mansurat Kannike, said the Commissioner gave the warning Monday at a meeting with the Kwara state chapter of the Association of Independent Transporters, AIT, in his office. Engineer Suleiman Rotimi stated that a Committee would be set up involving government representatives, AIT, Road transport, National Union of Road transport Unions, and other relevant stakeholders in the transport sector in order to curb security challenges and other matters concerning transport system in the state. The Commissioner, wh...
NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2019 SSCE Results
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NECO Releases Nov/Dec 2019 SSCE Results

The National Examinations Council (NECO) has published the results of candidates, who sat for their November/December 2019 Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (SSCE) for external candidates. This was announced by Mohammed Gana, the Acting Registrar of the Council on Thursday. In a statement, Gana stated that the results are available 49 days after the last paper was written. A total of 65,207 candidates sat for English language, out of which 41,214, representing 63% got either Distinction or Credit. 66,398 candidates sat for Mathematics, out of which 54,565, representing 82.18% got either Distinction or Credit. Gana said that 33,576 candidates, representing 48.68% got five credits and above, including English Language and Mathematics. The NECO...
Man City Monitoring Lionel Messi Situation After Public Spat With Abidal
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Man City Monitoring Lionel Messi Situation After Public Spat With Abidal

Manchester City have been monitoring Lionel Messi's public fall-out with Barcelona and believe they would be in the running if the Argentina star decides to leave Camp Nou. Lionel Messi have been doing well and great over a decade now at Barcelona and he has taken the club to the topmost level whereby every other clubs wishes to be in their shoes in the world . Manchester City believe they might be Argentine first choice if he decided to leave Barcelona after his public spat with sporting director Eric Abidal. Lionel Messi took to his social media page to respond to Abidal saying: “I think that when you talk about players, you should give names because otherwise you are tainting everyone’s name and feeding rumours that spread and are not true. Manchester City has a strong...
Nigerian-American writer Nnedi Okorafor blasts T.I. for monitoring his daughter’s virginity
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Nigerian-American writer Nnedi Okorafor blasts T.I. for monitoring his daughter’s virginity

Nnedi Okorafor has called out T.I. following his revelation that he monitors his 18-year-old daughter's virginity and follows her to her gynaecologist's to confirm her hymen is still intact. The Who Fears Death author shared a link to the article about T.I. and wrote: "My God, I cannot believe that T.I. interview was real. There's more than the headline. Look at what he says when told that there are natural ways a hymen can be lost: "So I say, ‘Look, Doc, she don’t ride no horses, she don’t ride no bike, she don’t play no sports. Just check the hymen, please, and give me back my results expeditiously.'"  

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