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Femi Otedola appointed Vice President of Save The Children
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Femi Otedola appointed Vice President of Save The Children

Mr Femi Otedola was invited by the Save the Children to join the prestigious group of its Vice Presidents, in recognition for his philanthropic efforts to better the lives of children in Nigeria. Save the Children’s Vice Presidents are a group of high-level supporters and critical friends of the organisation, actively involved in advancing the work of Save the Children, through advocacy, volunteerism, introductions, and philanthropy. Save the Children works in 117 countries around the world in both humanitarian and development settings. The organisation works in partnership with philanthropists, governments, the United Nations, and other NGOs in pursuit of its global mandate to support children and their families in crisis and to ensure children can learn, survive and enjoy a protec...
Ballon d’ Or 2021: It’s his right – Marcello Lippi names player to win award
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Ballon d’ Or 2021: It’s his right – Marcello Lippi names player to win award

Former Juventus manager, Marcello Lippi, has named Chelsea’s Jorginho as the rightful player that should win this year’s Ballon d’ Or. Lippi believes it is Jorginho’s right to win the 2021 Ballon d’ Or because the Italy international won the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA best player and the Euro 2020. The 73-year-old stated this at the weekend following Italy’s World Cup qualifier in a 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Recall that Jorginho missed a penalty during Italy’s draw with Switzerland at the Stadio Olimpico. “Despite the mistake from the penalty spot yesterday [Italy vs Switzerland], I would give it [Ballon d’Or 2021] to Jorginho,” Lippi told TMW. “He has won everything and when one wins everything, it’s right that he gets this recognition. “There are gre...
We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises
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We’ll bury rigging in Nigeria –INEC promises

Nigeria's electoral body, The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has pledged to put end electoral rigging using new technology. According to the Head of ICT, INEC office, Awka, Chukwuemeka Nnaji,INEC has devised what it called Bimodal Voter Accreditation System (BVAS) as a way of reducing human interference in the electoral process. Speaking during a workshop for journalists on election processes and procedures for the 2021 Anambra governorship election, in Awka, he said; “The BVAS would help in accreditation of voters and to enable near real-time viewing of results. The all-in-one technology is a multifunctional integrated device that serves multiple purposes for different activities in the value chain of elections in Nigeria. This includes serving as the INEC V...
The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said in a statement. The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August. The U.S. statement was less definitive, saying only that the two sides "discussed the United States' provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people." The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, "went well," with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban. The United States made it cl...
UK to recognise Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate from October 11
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UK to recognise Nigeria’s COVID-19 vaccine certificate from October 11

Nigeria's COVID-19 vaccine certificate will reportedly be accorded recognition by UK authorities from October 11. The UK government which added Nigeria to the list of countries with approved vaccines on Thursday October 7, said fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria will be able to enter England from Monday, October 11, 2021, without providing pre-departure test or undertake a day 8 test or self-isolate for ten days. However those fully vaccinated with AstraZeneca (Including Covidshield), Pfizer, Moderna and Janssen (Johnson and Johnson will still need to pay for a day 2 test. The statement shared on its website read; “From Monday, October 11, 2021, fully vaccinated travellers from Nigeria will be able to enter England without the need to provide a pre-departure test or und...
Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature
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Abdulrazak Gurnah wins the 2021 Nobel prize in literature

Novelist Abdulrazak Gurnah has won the Nobel prize in literature. He was given the award for his "uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents". Gurnah, who grew up on one of the islands of Zanzibar and arrived in England as a refugee in the 1960s, has published 10 novels as well as a number of short stories. Anders Olsson, chair of the Nobel committee, said that the Tanzanian writer’s novels, from his debut Memory of Departure, about a failed uprising, to his most recent, the "magnificent", Afterlives, "recoil from stereotypical descriptions and open our gaze to a culturally diversified East Africa unfamiliar to many in other parts of the world". No black African writer has ...
BBNaija: Tacha, Kiddwaya advise Whitemoney, Season 6 housemate
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BBNaija: Tacha, Kiddwaya advise Whitemoney, Season 6 housemate

Reality television stars, Kiddwaya and Tacha, have reacted to the emergence of Whitemoney as the winner of Season 6 Big Brother Naija, BBNaija. The ‘Shine Ya Eye’ edition of the popular reality show which ended on October 3rd had Whitemoney emerge as the winner of the grand prize worth N90 million. Tacha congratulating him took to her Twitter page writing: “The money is WHITE! Congratulations Whitemoney this is beyond 90M! “Hope this recognition shapes your narrative and propagates anything you hope to do in the FUTURE! Good luck.” Kiddwaya on the other hand advised Season 6 housemates to be ruthless in brands they work with. On his Twitter page, he wrote: “Be ruthless in picking the brands you work with! Be ruthless in your collaborations. Be ruthless in dec...
President Buhari honors Rivers state man, Joe Blackson, who died after rescuing 13 people from a river and drowned while attempting to rescue the last person
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President Buhari honors Rivers state man, Joe Blackson, who died after rescuing 13 people from a river and drowned while attempting to rescue the last person

President Buhari has presented a posthumous award to a Nigerian man, Joe Blankson, who died on July 28, 2018, after rescuing thirteen persons and was about to rescue the 14th person when he drowned in Rivers state. Joe was widely celebrated after the tragic incident for his heroic gesture. On Thursday, September 30, President Buhari presented a posthumous award to his wife and two children. Posting photos from the award ceremony on social media, President Buhari wrote; ''On Thursday night at the State House, we honored the memory of Joseph Blankson, a true Nigerian hero, who lost his life while saving others following a boat accident on the Abonnema-Bakana waterway in Rivers State, on July 28, 2018. Blankson successfully rescued 13 persons, and tragically drowned w...
Investigators fear 11 boxing matches were fixed by officials at the 2016 Olympic Games including GB fighter Joe Joyce’s defeat in his gold medal fight
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Investigators fear 11 boxing matches were fixed by officials at the 2016 Olympic Games including GB fighter Joe Joyce’s defeat in his gold medal fight

Investigators fear eleven boxing matches at the Rio Olympic Games were fixed by officials, including Great Britain boxer ,Joe Joyce's controversial defeat against France's Tony Yoka in a gold medal fight. An inquiry by sport’s top investigator, Professor Richard McLaren, has found evidence of widespread corruption and manipulation in Olympic boxing that stretched back to the turn of the century. His report raises the prospect that fights at London 2012 may also have been manipulated. McLaren said he has concluded that six-figure sums changed hands to decide the decision in some bouts, while others were fixed to benefit national associations or Olympic Committees. The team were called in when an internal probe by the International Boxing Association (AIBA) found 'strong suspic...
Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building
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Enugu govt suspends Igbo-Etiti monarch over demolition of visually impaired man’s building

The Enugu State government has announced the immediate suspension of the recognition of Igwe Christopher Everestus Okwor as the Traditional Ruler of Ihekwuenu Aku Autonomous Community in Igbo-Etiti Local Government Area of the state. The suspension, according to a statement by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Dr. Charles C. O. Egumgbe, “is in the interest of peace, order and good governance and in compliance with Section (10b) of the Traditional Rulers Law, Cap 151, Revised Laws of Enugu State, 2004”. Dr. Egumgbe, in the statement, told Igwe Okwor that “your Community is presently in turmoil due to wanton destruction of property and threat to lives of the members of the community”. The Chieftaincy Commissioner, who disclosed that Igwe Okwor’s letter of recognition MCM/CM/...
Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers
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Covid-19 has flipped life upside down for so many – Prince Harry tells wounded soldiers

UK Royal, Prince Harry has revealed his dismay at the damage caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to people's lives after the annual Warrior Games which celebrates injured active duty and veteran US military service members was canceled. The Duke of Sussex, who spent 10 years in the Army, appeared alongside the US First Lady, Jill Biden to co-host a virtual event for the Games. Harry explained that the Warrior Games were the inspiration behind the Invictus Games, which he founded and then first held in London in 2014. Harry was expected to attend the 2021 Warrior Games in Orlando, Florida, but it was cancelled due to coronavirus-related concerns and the Duke wasted no time in explaining how Covid-19 has ‘flipped life upside down for so many’ . Speaking in recognition of those who wo...
Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest
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Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest

The remains of sixteen out 34 people killed by suspected Fulani herdsmen at Yelwa Zangam community in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State, were buried on Saturday, August 28, amidst tears and anguish.   The remains of other 18 victims who were burnt beyond recognition in the attack were buried shortly after the killing on Wednesday. 12 out of the burnt victims were members of the same family who were locked up in one room, killed and set ablaze.   Plateau killings: Tears, grief as victims of Yelwa Zangam attack are laid to rest   The procession with the bodies of the victims, commenced at about 7:30am on Saturday from the Jos University Teaching hospital (JUTH) to the burial ground at the Zangam community was peaceful and full of sober reflecti...
Barcelona to have Female president – Laporta
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Barcelona to have Female president – Laporta

Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, has said the club will have a female president in the next 10 years. The Laliga club elect a new president every six years. Laporta was elected in March to return for a second spell in the role. All the 41 people who have presided over the club since it was founded in 1899 have been men, but Laporta is hopeful that trend will change in the not-too-distant future. “Barcelona will have a female president inside 10 years. “It is long overdue that women are given the recognition they deserve and have earned. “There are a lot of women capable of being on the board and I think in less than 10 years one will be president,” he predicted on Sunday in an interview with TV3.
Messi Named Favourite to win Ballon d’Or
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Messi Named Favourite to win Ballon d’Or

Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has said Lionel Messi is the favourite to win the Ballon d’Or award this year. Messi has already won the prize six times in the past – the most by any player in history. Earlier this month, the 34-year-old led Argentina to Copa America triumph in Brazil. With that victory, Messi has finally added an international title, which was the only silverware missing from his stunning CV. Koeman believes his captain deserves recognition for his individual brilliance for both club and country over the past 12 months. “He has shown time and again he is the best in the world. I know how much he wanted to win the Copa América and he has done it at last. “Messi is the prime candidate for the Ballon d’Or after a great season and, for me, he is the fa...
Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners
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Italy’s President Honours Euro 2020 winners

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has conferred ‘Order of Merit of the Italian Republic’ honours on coach Roberto Mancini and his Euro 2020 winning football team. The honours were “a sign of recognition of the sporting values and national spirit that animated the Italian victory at the European championship,” a statement from the Italian residential palace said on Friday. Mancini and Italian FA president Gabriele Gravina were conferred with the honour of ‘Grand Officer of the Republic’ with team manager Gabriele Oriali and head of delegation Gianluca Vialli receiving ‘Commander of the Republic’ awards. Captain Giorgio Chiellini was named an ‘Officer’ and along with all the team were given the honour of ‘Cavaliere’ (Knights). Italy beat England last weekend on penalties in...
Jorginho responds to talk of Ballon d’Or bid as Insigne puts Chelsea & Italy star in contention
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Jorginho responds to talk of Ballon d’Or bid as Insigne puts Chelsea & Italy star in contention

The classy playmaker has continued to catch the eye at Euro 2020, but he says collective success means more to him than individual recognition Chelsea midfielder Jorginho has played down talk of him coming into Ballon d'Or contention, with the Italy international prioritising collective success over individual honours. The classy playmaker is currently chasing down Euro 2020 glory with his country and has helped the Azzurri to book a quarter-final showdown with Belgium in that competition. If Roberto Mancini's side were to claim a presitigous continental prize, with Jorginho figuring prominently in that triumph, then a 29-year-old star from Stamford Bridge could force his way into the picture for a Golden Ball.
President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan bags Masters degree from Royal College of Art, UK
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President Buhari’s daughter, Hanan bags Masters degree from Royal College of Art, UK

Hanan Buhari, the daughter of President Muhammadu Buhari, bagged  a Masters degree in Fine Art Photography from the Royal College of Art, London, United Kingdom, on Tuesday, June 29. The convocation ceremonies which is ongoing in the Royal Albert Hall, South Kensington, will see degrees conferred on nearly 1,200 graduands from the class of 2021. Alongside Graduate Diploma, MA, MRes, MPhil and PhD graduands, honorary degrees will be awarded to individuals in recognition of their significant contribution to arts, culture and industry, both internationally and in the UK. Hanan, who got married to Muhammad Turad Sha'aban, last year, graduated with first class honours from a UK university in 2019.  
18 killed in ghastly motor accident in Jigawa
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18 killed in ghastly motor accident in Jigawa

No fewer than 18 people have died in a ghastly motor accident in Birninkudu local government area of Jigawa State.   It was gathered that the accident occured close to Malam Alyssa farm along Birninkudu-Kano road at about 6:30 am on Wednesday, June 9.   Spokesperson of the State Police Command, ASP Lawan Shisu Adam, who confirmed the incident said the crash involved two Hummer buses.   "Today, two 18 seater hummer buses from the opposite direction had a head-on collision, as a result, they went in flames where 12 peoples got burnt beyond recognition while 6 people were confirmed dead instantly. Their corpses have been deposited at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) BirninKudu." he stated.   The PPRO said that only one of the drivers of the vehicles...
Wolves 1-2 Man Utd: Unbeaten away Season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Nuno Espirito Santo’s Reign Ends in Defeat
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Wolves 1-2 Man Utd: Unbeaten away Season for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Nuno Espirito Santo’s Reign Ends in Defeat

Manchester United were 2-1 winners at Molineux as Nuno Espirito Santo’s Wolves reign ended in defeat. Anthony Elanga's opener and Juan Mata's penalty meant that United go into their Europa League final having gone the whole Premier League season unbeaten away from home. It was a missed opportunity for Wolves to mark Nuno's last game in charge with a positive result against a much-changed United line-up but Nelson Semedo's goal was not enough. Nuno still received a warm reception from the returning fans before, during and after the game in recognition of the job that he has done at Wolves during his four seasons in charge. The result saw Wolves drop below Newcastle into 13th spot, while United, of course, finish second.
Nigerian Afro-Pop Star, Beema Signs New Record Deal With May Nine9 Records
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Nigerian Afro-Pop Star, Beema Signs New Record Deal With May Nine9 Records

Nigerian Afro-Pop recording artist, singer and songwriter, Ayotunde Samuel Efuwape also known as Beema has just signed a juicy record deal with newly launched label, May Nine9 Records owned by serial entrepreneur, Mr Tunde Somotun. Beema, who hails from Sagamu, Ogun State has over the years horned his skills as a super talented underground artist before gaining recognition in his hood and in his campus. The artist holds a degree in Mass Communication as well as a National Diploma from Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech). He was a well known musician in his university and headlined every major show on campus. In 2015, he was awarded the Best Campus Artiste during his National Diploma program at Lagos State Polytechnic (Laspotech). In his own words, ‘it’s all God’s engineeri...
Kenyan Woman Loses her Three Children, Nanny in House Fire
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Kenyan Woman Loses her Three Children, Nanny in House Fire

A Kenyan police officer, Mary Wandia Migwi, has lost her three children and nanny in a house fire believed to have been caused by a candle. The incident happened in Patawa, Nakuru Town East at about 9pm on Saturday night, May 1, while the officer was away on duty. Nakuru County Deputy Police Commander, Phanton Analo, who confirmed this said police officers were informed about the fire incident at Nairobi road estate about 4 kilometres west of the station. Officers rushed to the scene and alerted men of the Nakuru County Fire Department, who arrived and put off the fire. On checking the completely burnt down house, four bodies were found burnt beyond recognition. The victims were identified as Mary Wairimu, 18, (maid) Leah Njoki, 10, Teresia Wanjiru, 7, and Mildred Ag...
Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident
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Man Burnt to Death in Kwara Accident

A man was burnt to death in an accident involving four trailers and a petrol tanker in Kwara state. The accident happened at about 9:00 am on Monday, April 26, at Bode Saadu-Jebba expressway, Moro local government area of Kwara State. The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the state Fire Service, Hasan Adekunle confirmed the incident and said the accident was caused by overspeeding by the drivers, resulting in a head-on collision. The impact of the crash led to a fire outbreak and burnt the goods in the trailers. A man was also burnt beyond recognition. Hasan Adekunle said: "Today, April 26, 2021, at about 08:53hrs, Men of the Kwara State Fire Service were summoned to a road accident by one FRSC officer called Azeez Olaolu. The accident occurred along the Bode-Saadu-Jeb...
”Stop Painting the LGBT Community with your Stupidity”- Openly Gay Nigerian Chef, Idowu Ayomide tells Uche Maduawgu
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”Stop Painting the LGBT Community with your Stupidity”- Openly Gay Nigerian Chef, Idowu Ayomide tells Uche Maduawgu

Openly gay Nigerian chef, Idowu Ayomide, has slammed actor Uche Maduawgu who in a post he shared today, said he lied about his claim of being gay. According to Uche, he did claimed to be gay so he could fight for the LGBT community in Nigeria. Reacting via his Instagram page, Idowu said the actor should stop painting the LGBT community with his "stupidity." ''Stop painting the LGBT community with your stupidity, if you ever want to gain recognition in life, never you try to taint, defame and stained the LGBT community with your nuisance....oh you are scared of being lynched, attacked by homophobic person in Nigeria....do you think to become a GAY is an easy task, you come out with your full chest,and still turning back.... being A Gay you have to be brave, strong and be powerful......
Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna
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Five Adamawa Men Burnt to Death in Ghastly Motor Accident on their Way to a Friend’s Engagement Ceremony in Kaduna

Five men from Adamawa State have been killed in a ghastly car accident on their way to Kaduna State. Details of the targic accident are still sketchy, however, it was gathered that the men were burnt beyond recognition in the crash which occurred on Saturday, April 11. An aide to the Adamawa State Governor, Miracle Musa, said that the five men were on their way to Kaduna to attend a friend's engagement ceremony. "Five Adamawa boys, all perished, burnt beyond recognition. On their way to Kaduna to convey " kayan tambaya" for their friend's engagement. Three are from Bekaji while the other two were from Karewa GRA." he wrote. Two of the men have been so far identified as Saddam Aje Shinguboi and Mwaniya Japhet Gajere. Meanwhile, the senator representing Adamawa North, Isha...
Zimbabwean Motivational Speaker Born Without Limbs Reveals She is Pregnant, Shares Baby bump photos
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Zimbabwean Motivational Speaker Born Without Limbs Reveals She is Pregnant, Shares Baby bump photos

A physically disabled Zimbabwean woman, Sinikiwe Kademaunga has announced that she is expecting her first child with her partner. Kademaunga, 26, who was born without hands, knees and feet, took to Instagram to share photos of her burgeoning baby bump. "Hey guys. I cant believe i am going to be a whole mom, a whole mom guys. How great is God. 2020 was such a difficult year but God gave me a comforter, a blessing, a bestfriend and my pride. I know this child is going to be nothing but a blessing to us (dad and I) and generations to come. I cant wait to hold, kiss, touch, feel, smell you. I am so grateful. Now i can post my full body pics in peace." she wrote. Kademaunga, who is currently making waves as a motivational speaker, said life was not easy for her while growing u...
Bloodied Children Rescued From House Filled with Fetish Items
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Bloodied Children Rescued From House Filled with Fetish Items

3 children battered beyond recognition were rescued from a room filled with fetish items and the two women who held them hostage have been arrested in Anambra state. According to the Anambra state police, the women identified as Rejoice Raymond, 39, and Chidi Felicia Nwafor, 80, were arrested by police operatives attached to 3-3 Police Station Nkwelle. Following intelligence report, on Friday, Feb 19, police stormed their address at NO.13 Akunwanta Mbamalu Street, Federal Housing Estates 3-3 Nkwelle Ezunaka, Anambra state, where they found three children locked up in a room. The children - 2 boys and a girl - were badly bruised and were looking malnourished. They had broken bones and were left lying in their blood.     The entire room...
France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years
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France Seeks to Set Age of Sexual Consent to 15 Years

France’s government wants to set the age of sexual consent at 15 and make it easier to punish long-ago child sexual abuse. Victims of sexual abuse and child protection activists have long pushed for tougher laws and greater societal recognition of the problem of sexual abuse and this new development has been welcomed by them. France's lack of an age of consent have complicated efforts to prosecute alleged perpetrators. The Justice Ministry said systematic sexual abuse is "intolerable", adding that "the government is determined to act quickly to implement the changes that our society expects." "An act of sexual penetration by an adult on a minor under 15 will be considered a rape," Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti said Tuesday, Feb 9, on France-2 television. Perpetrat...
“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers
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“It is unfair” Writer questions why Nigeria has Christian and Muslim holiday but none for traditional worshippers

Karimot Odebode has questioned why Nigeria has days to celebrate "introduced religions" like Christianity and Islam but none to celebrate traditional worshippers. The writer/poet pointed out that each year Christians and Muslims have multiple public holidays but traditional worshippers have none to celebrate their deities. She tweeted: "Nigeria is not an Islamic or Christian country. We had our religion, culture and tradition before the advent of Christianity and Islam. "It’s unfair that we get to have public holidays for Christmas, Easter, Eid el fitr, Eid el adha, Boxing Day, Maulud Nabiy but no recognition of a day set aside for tradition worshippers to celebrate. No day set aside for the Yoruba to worship the Olodumare and the orisas (sango, Osun,oya, èsù etc) "No day s...
Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona
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Juventus claim innocence after police confirm irregularities in Suarez citizenship test during failed transfer from Barcelona

The Perugia Prosecutor's Office has confirmed the Serie A giants were 'activated to accelerate the recognition of Italian citizenship' for the forward Juventus have claimed their innocence after it was confirmed the club's management is under further investigation by Italian police over the collapsed transfer of Luis Suarez from Barcelona. The Serie A giants looked well-placed to sign the forward over the summer but the deal fell through. Juve had already filled their quota of non-EU players in their squad so Suarez took a ‘B1’ citizenship test. Suarez’s wife, Sofia Balbi, has an Italian passport so passing the test would mean he did not take up a non-EU place in their squad, but in September it was alleged that it had been fixed.
Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it
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Mosimane credits Mamelodi Sundowns for Al Ahly job: I’m here because of Downs, but I worked hard for it

The ex-Masandawana tactician reflects on the journey that saw him landing his first coaching job outside South Africa Former Mamelodi Sundowns coach Pitso Mosimane says walking to the Al Ahly dugout was “not a free passage” as he heaps praise on Downs for sprucing up his profile which led to recognition in North Africa. After joining Al Ahly in September, Mosimane reportedly snubbed Wydad Casablanca, who were said to be interested in him. Just a month after arriving in Cairo, the ex-Bafana Bafana coach won the Egyptian Premier League title, before claiming the Caf Champions League after beating traditional rivals Zamalek last Friday.
Moonchild Sanelly Gets The Recognition She Deserves
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Moonchild Sanelly Gets The Recognition She Deserves

Arguably one of South Africa's most successful artists and very controversial because of her performances and sexually-liberated nature, Moonchild Sanelly is the Queen that she thinks she is. She is easily recognisable with trademark electric blue braids and her unapologetic feminism about female desire in her music, this has helped her work with some of the best producers and musicians in Mzansi and in the world. The lively star recently Tweeted what the United Kingdom newspapers are saying about her, under their #OneToWatch segment. "The South African star, a favourite of Beyoncé, blends the Durban sound of Gqom with horny global beats." The "horny global beats" caught her fans by surprise and they even questioned what that actually means, Moonchild, however, understood exa...
Nigerian Air force’s First Female Combatant Helicopter Pilot dies Eight Months after Special Secognition
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Nigerian Air force’s First Female Combatant Helicopter Pilot dies Eight Months after Special Secognition

Tolulope Arotile, the first female helicopter pilot in the history of the Nigerian Air Force has died 8 months after she was given a special recognition. Arotile who was decorated alongside Kafayat Sanni, the first female fighter pilot, by Sadique Abubakar, chief of air staff died On Tuesday July 14, as a result of head injuries sustained from a road traffic accident at the Nigerian Air Force base in Kaduna state. The military officer who had just ended a programme at the Starlite International Training Academy in South Africa, did not recover from the injuries sustained in the accident.   A statement released by the Nigerian Air Force read; “It is with great sorrow that the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) regretfully announces the unfortunate demise of Flying Officer ...
Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara
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Doctor Killed and Burnt in Zamfara

The Zamfara State Police Command has launched an investigation into the gruesome murder of a medical doctor identified as Enoch Okpara. Okpara who was a consultant Obstetrics/Gynaecologist working at the Federal Medical Centre in Gusau, was found dead at his residence in Mareri area of the state capital on Saturday June 13. The remains of the deceased was found burnt beyond recognition after the church he worshipped in raised an alarm of him missing after not showing up for a programme on Saturday morning, which was quite unusual. It was gathered that the leaders of the church contacted some of his colleagues who tried his mobile phone number which rang repeatedly without response. His colleagues who suspected that something was wrong checked his apartment and saw his car park...
Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus
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Somalia blast kills at least 10 on bus

At least 10 people died and 12 were wounded when an explosive device ripped through a minibus outside the Somali capital Mogadishu on Sunday, the government said. The deadly explosion occurred near Lafole village along the Afgoye-Mogadishu where the passenger bus was travelling early in the day. “At least 10 civilians were killed in an explosion at Lafole area this morning, those who died were all civilians,” the information ministry said in a statement, adding that the victims were on their way to a funeral. Witnesses said the minibus was completely destroyed, and described a horrific scene with everyone on board either dead or wounded and many bodies ripped apart or burned beyond recognition. “This was a horrible incident this morning, the explosive device went off as the bus...
Reece James picks favoured Chelsea position after seeing Lampard embrace his versatility
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Reece James picks favoured Chelsea position after seeing Lampard embrace his versatility

The 20-year-old is capable of operating at full-back or in midfield, with the Blues looking to make the most of the qualities he adds to their squad Reece James acknowledges that his versatility has helped him to make a senior breakthrough at Chelsea, but the 20-year-old is looking to nail down a regular role at right-back. Frank Lampard has opened the door for a number of academy graduates at Stamford Bridge in the 2019-20 campaign. Tammy Abraham, Mason Mount and Fikayo Tomori have all seen regular game time for the Blues, while earning international recognition with England.
24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State
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24 People Burnt to Death in Road Accident in Jigawa State

About 24 people have been burnt beyond recognition in a fatal auto accident at Gwamfai village in Jahun Local Government Area of Jigawa State. Media aide to the Jigawa State Governor, Auwal Sankara, who confirmed the incident, said it happened while Governor Muhammad Badaru Abubakar was on his way to Gumel. He explained that the accident happened when the driver of an 18-seater Toyota bus from Jahun heading to Shuwari market in Kiyawa Local Government Area lost control and rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side. An eyewitness reported that the driver lost control, rammed into a black market petrol seller on the road side and vehicle went up in flames and all the occupants burnt to death. Sankara added that the Governor, who met the accident on his way to Gu...
Cristiano Ronaldo Pays Tribute to Mbappe
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Cristiano Ronaldo Pays Tribute to Mbappe

Juventus superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, has paid tribute to Paris Saint-Germain forward, Kylian Mbappe in recognition of the 21-year-old’s remarkable achievements so early in his career. Mbappe led France’s national team to win the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia. He has also been impressive for PSG since joining the French Ligue 1 champions from Monaco in 2017. Mbappe has scored 84 goals and registered 48 assists in 116 appearances for PSG, but Ronaldo believes the France international is the present and the future of the world’s football. “Mbappe is the present and the future of the world’s football,” Ronaldo said as quoted by Marca. “Mbappe is a fantastic player. He is very fast, and will be the future of the game.”
Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo
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Father of Two and his Four Colleagues Burnt to Death in Horrific Road Crash in Edo

Five members of staff of Okomu Oil plc, in Edo State were on Friday evening burnt to death in a road crash that occurred along Benin/Iguobazuwa road, in Ovia South-West local government area of the State. The accident occurred when the bus conveying the victims from Extension 2 farm of the firm to the head office of the company at Okomu community, rammed into a lorry that crossed the road. Two others were said to have sustained serious injuries in the ghastly accident and  are said to be currently receiving treatment. According to an eyewitness, Max Iyase, they could not render assistance to the victims, as the flame was ferocious. He identified one of the victims as Elvis Odia, a married father of two. "Yesterday experience on the road was so horrific as I drove into t...
Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars
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Afghans Celebrate Skateistan Victory at the Oscars

Skateistan: Afghans took to social media Monday to celebrate a rare piece of good news for the war-torn country, after a film about girls skateboarding took home an Oscar for best documentary short at the Academy Awards. “Learning to Skateboard in a Warzone (If You’re a Girl)” tracks international charity Skateistan’s bid to teach young Afghan girls how to skateboard in the ultraconservative country, where few women are encouraged to participate in sport. The film follows a group of young girls enrolled at the nonprofit who gain confidence and courage as they learn to skate on ramps and quarter pipes in Kabul amid frequent militant attacks and suicide bombings. “Proud of them. We feel proud for my sisters. Wish further success for our champs,” wrote Afghan Facebook user Sodaba...
Sujimoto Receives a Royal Award From The Ooni of Ife
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Sujimoto Receives a Royal Award From The Ooni of Ife

His Imperial Majesty, the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II and the MD/CEO of Sujimoto, Sijibomi Ogundele. “The diligent man will stand before kings and not ordinary men”. For the first time in history, the Ooni of Ife-Ojaja II pioneered a forum that identified the vital few champions in different sectors. Present were prominent leaders, amongst whom were the United Arab Emirate Ambassador to Nigeria, Dr. Fahad Al-Taffaq; and the Minister for Youth and Sports, Mr. Sunday Dare; who presented an award of excellence to Sijibomi Ogundele, Funke Adesiyan, Eyitope Kola Oyeneyin, Seyi Awolowo and many other young Nigerian Entrepreneurs, at the Royal African Young Leadership Forum, held in the prestigious Oduduwa hall of the great Obafemi Awolowo University, where the dazzling g...
Man Machetes His Mother to Death in Imo State
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Man Machetes His Mother to Death in Imo State

The Imo state police command have arrested 47 year old Sunday Agwim, pictured above, for allegedly murdering his 62-year-old mother in their home at Umuobom in the Ideato South Local Government Area of Imo State. Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the state police command, Orlando Ikeokwu, said the command received a report from members of the community that the suspect ''murdered his mother using a hammer and a machete on her head and ''completely grounded the head into powder beyond recognition with the hammer.'' Ikeowku says police arrived the scene of the incident and found the remains of the deceased. The police took the body to the mortuary where an autopsy would be carried out on her. He added that the suspect has confessed to the crime but says he doesn't kno...
Joke Silva Reveals she and Hubby Olu Jacobs Still ‘Do the Do’
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Joke Silva Reveals she and Hubby Olu Jacobs Still ‘Do the Do’

Revered Nollywood actress, Joke Silva, has revealed that she and her veteran actor husband, Olu Jacobs, still have sex but in a way suitable for their age. She appeared as a guest on Television Continental’s morning show, ‘Your View’, where she commented on societal issues, including her life as a married woman. While asked by the host of the programme, Morayo Afolabi-brown, if her and the husband still “do the do”, at the end of the show, she responded: “Yes, we still do the do, but in a way that is suitable for our age.” Silva, who received recognition as Member of the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR), one of Nigeria’s National honours in 2014, also revealed that she was sexually harassed while in the university by a professor as a mother of two children. “This issu...
Plus-size actresses not getting enough recognition in Nollywood – Seun Omojola
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Plus-size actresses not getting enough recognition in Nollywood – Seun Omojola

These days, it is not strange to see actors play roles of lesbians and homosexuals in movies. While many movie buffs have condemned movies like that, other enthusiasts believe nothing is wrong in depicting such roles. Rising filmmaker and actress, Seun Omojola, in a chat with Sunday Scoop stated that she cannot play such roles in a movie. She said, “I can’t act a same-sex lover character. I can act another role in the movie if it has a good storyline but I cannot interpret the role of a lesbian.” Speaking further, the busty actress stated that she once spent her entire savings on producing a movie. She added, “I can recall spending my savings on a movie. When the movie was eventually released, I didn’t recoup the capital, let alone profit. It was a great learning experience for me.” Om...
Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award
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Malta Guinness bags ‘Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand’ Award

It was a night of honour and recognition as Malta Guinness, Nigeria’s number 1 premium non-alcoholic malt drink, emerged as “Africa’s Best Premium Non-alcoholic Malt Brand of the Year at the 2019 Edition of the African Brand Leadership Merit Awards held on Friday- 23rd August at Sheraton Hotel in Ikeja, Lagos. Honoring and celebrating game changers in Africa, Malta Guinness was recognized and awarded for its relentless effort in fueling the greatness of Africans. Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dada Ajai-Ikhile, noted that the brand was selected from a pool of other brands in its category through an independent, thorough and painstaking research across the African market. Commenting on the award, Ifeoma Agu, Senior Brand Manager of Malta Guinness and Adult Premium Non-alcoho...
Dr John Dies at 77 After Suffering a Heart Attack
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Dr John Dies at 77 After Suffering a Heart Attack

Grammy-winning American singer Dr John has died at the age of 77 after suffering a heart attack. The New Orleans-born musician died on Thursday, according to a message posted on his official Twitter account. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer combined the genres of blues, pop, jazz, boogie woogie and rock and roll. A statement said: "towards the break of day June 6, iconic music legend Malcolm John Rebennack, Jr, known as Dr John, passed away of a heart attack. The family thanks all whom shared his unique musical journey & requests privacy at this time. Memorial arrangements will be announced in due course." His career started in the late 1950s, when he became prominent as a pianist and singer on the New Orleans music scene, before gaining recognition as a solo performe...
Israel’s First Lady ,Nechama Rivlin to be buried today
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Israel’s First Lady ,Nechama Rivlin to be buried today

Nechama Rivlin, the wife of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, will be buried in Israel on Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl national cemetery. Reports have it that before she is laid to rest, Rivlin will lie in honor at the Jerusalem Theater from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. The First Lady passed away Tuesday morning just one day before her 74th birthday, on June 5. Rivlin underwent a lung transplant on March 11, 2019, to treat pulmonary fibrosis. “I’m happy Nechama is no longer suffering. She really deserves the love she is getting now and the recognition of her service and work,” Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said following her death. The Rivlin family will undergo seven days of mourning in accordance with Jewish tradition, Channel 12 News. Prime Minister Benj...
Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye blasts Akeredolu, dumps Ondo for MFM
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Commonwealth Wrestling Champion, Adekuoroye blasts Akeredolu, dumps Ondo for MFM

Nigerian female wrestling sensation, Odunayo Adekuroye, has revealed that she has dumped Ondo State and has opted to represent Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries, MFM at the forthcoming 3rd Governor Dickson Wrestling Championships in Yenegoa, Bayelsa State. The world number four wrestler, who disclosed this to DAILY POST on Saturday, emphasized that her decision to quit Ondo State was borne out of her desire to give back to those who have given her the necessary support to excel as a wrestler. According to the two-time Commonwealth Games Champion, Adekuoroye berated the Ondo State Governor, Olawarotimi Akeredolu for allegedly turning a blind eye to the plight of athletes and wrestlers in the state, particularly as it concerns training, equipment and incentives. The Ondo-...
Eminem Celebrates 11-Years of Sobriety on Instagram
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Eminem Celebrates 11-Years of Sobriety on Instagram

Legendary American rapper, Eminem, is celebrating 11 years of sobriety. The 46- year-old hip hop icon whose real name is Marshall Bruce Mathers III, took to his Instagram page to share the good news with a photo of himself holding up an 11-year sobriety chip he was given in recognition of the achievement. He captioned the photo: '11 years - still not afraid.'
Photo of Family of 6 Killed During communal clash in Ebonyi
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Photo of Family of 6 Killed During communal clash in Ebonyi

A communal clash in Ebonyi State last week reportedly took the lives of a family of 6 people who were on their way from the matriculation ceremony of a member of the family. It was was reported that eight persons, including a three-month-old  baby were killed in a resumed boundary dispute between two communities in Ebonyi state. The family had attended the matriculation ceremony at the Ebonyi State University (EBSU) – only to get burnt beyond recognition same day. While six off the victims said to be from the same family were burnt to death in a bus they were traveling in, two others were also killed from bullet wounds they sustained from the attacks. The attack reportedly happened along the Alex Ekwueme Federal University Ndufu Alike road near the border betw...

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