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Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says
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Notorious gang, 400 Mawozo responsible for abduction of 17 U.S. and Canadian missionaries in Haiti, official says

A group of American and Canadian missionaries kidnapped in Haiti over the weekend are being held by one of the country's most notorious gangs, according to a Haitian police official. The sixteen U.S. nationals and one Canadian missionaries were traveling by vehicle Saturday to Titanyen, north of the capital Port-au-Prince, after visiting an orphanage in the Croix des Bouquets area. Among those being held are five children, who were also abducted along the route between the two places. "Join us in praying for those who are being held hostage, the kidnappers, and the families, friends, and churches of those affected," Christian Aid Ministries said in the statement. The gang, known as the 400 Mawozo, abducted the missionaries in the Ganthier commune east of the country’s capital, P...
Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy
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Ballon d’ Or: He won Champions League – Thiago Silva questions organizers for snubbing Mendy

Chelsea defender, Thiago Silva, has questioned Ballon d’Or organizers for not including his fellow teammate, Edouard Mendy, in their 30-man shortlist released last week. Silva believes Mendy should have been included in the Ballon d’ Or 30-man nominees released last week. DAILY POST reports that the 30-man shortlist for this year’s Ballon d’Or was announced some few days ago, with five Chelsea players included. Cesar Azpilicueta, Romelu Lukaku, Mason Mount Jorginho and N’Golo Kante, all made the cut. Mendy enjoyed a stunning debut season in the English Premier League and capped it off by winning the UEFA Champions League, as Chelsea defeated Manchester City 1-0 in the final. The Senegal goalkeeper also won the UEFA Super Cup with Thomas Tuchel’s side. Reacting to the de...
Emir of Bungudu released after one month in captivity
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Emir of Bungudu released after one month in captivity

Emir of Bungudu in Zamfara State, Alhaji Hassan Attahiru has been released after spending one month in captivity. The Zamfara monarch was kidnapped on September 14, after bandits attacked his motorcade along Kaduna-Abuja Highway. A source told Daily Trust that he was released on Saturday evening in Kaduna state. Gazali Shehu Ahmad, Special Adviser to Governor Bello Matawalle on Strategy, also confirmed the release of the monarch. Ahmad wrote;  “On behalf of the family and Bungudu Emirate, we wish to thank everyone for the prayers and support during this trying time. “We appreciate all the efforts of Kaduna State Government throughout this challenging period. Our immense gratitude to the Zamfara State Government in playing a key role to see our father returned home safely.”...
Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office
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Chiwetalu Agu recounts how he was treated at DSS office

Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, has recounted his experience in the hands of the operatives of the Department of State Services DSS. Agu was arrested last Tuesday, October 7 in Onitsha by men of the Nigerian Army who accused him of propagating the Biafran agenda. He was later released and then re-arrested by men of the Department of State Security and taken to Abuja. He was released on October 12. Speaking at a welcome back party organized for him by the Actors Guild of Nigeria AGN, Agu said he was treated with respect by the DSS officers. ''It didn’t start well but God took control. I was only buying bread for the poor. Soldiers came in and started scattering things. They said they are calling me in the office but they did not tell me my offence. Because they did not tell me m...
Actress Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by a car
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Actress Katey Sagal hospitalized after being hit by a car

67-year-old actress Katey Sagal has been hospitalized after being hit by a car. The  actress was hit by the vehicle while crossing a Los Angeles street as a pedestrian on Thursday October 14. TMZ reported that the driver of the car stopped to help Sagal, before she was transported to the hospital via ambulance. The publication reported that her injuries are not serious, and she's expected to be released sometime Friday October 15. It's currently unclear if the driver was cited for the accident. Sagal has been married to Kurt Sutter since 2004, and they share a 14-year-old daughter, Esme. She's also mom to Jackson, 25, and Sarah, 27, from a previous relationship. Sagal won a Globe in 2011 for her performance as Gemma Teller on "Sons of Anarchy." She...
Wilshere names player Arsenal’s senior stars are talking about
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Wilshere names player Arsenal’s senior stars are talking about

Jack Wilshere has said Arsenal first-team players are talking about academy star, Charlie Patino. Wilshere is back to training with Mikel Arteta’s side, as he seeks to find a new club after being released by Bournemouth. Patino, on the other hand, signed his first professional contract with Arsenal one year ago and is yet to make his first-team debut. However, Wilshere says the 17-year-old is already making an impression on the first-team squad. “I know him. I’ve seen him play and he’s a good player. “He’s obviously really young still and got a lot of developing to do but he’s definitely one who everyone at the training ground is talking about. “The first-team players know who he is and he is a good player and one for the future for sure,” Wilshere told PA News....
Update: Rapper Tyga arrested on suspicion of Domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson
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Update: Rapper Tyga arrested on suspicion of Domestic violence against ex-girlfriend Camaryn Swanson

American rapper, Tyga has been arrested for an alleged domestic abuse incident against his ex-girlfriend, model Camaryn Swanson. The 31-year-old rapper, whose real name is Michael Stevenson, turned himself in to the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood precinct Tuesday morning, October 12, public information officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed to USA TODAY. Officers first responded to the domestic violence incident early Monday, Lomeli said. The "Taste" singer was booked for felony domestic violence, according to a statement from LAPD's social media account. The authenticity of the tweet was confirmed by an LAPD representative to USA TODAY. Stevenson was released after posting a $50,000 bond, jail records showed. The arrest comes one day after Stevenson's ex-girlfriend ...
Ballon D’Or 2021: All the 15 players nominated for first time
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Ballon D’Or 2021: All the 15 players nominated for first time

At least, 15 players have earned a Ballon D’Or nomination for the first time in their careers. Last week, the organizers released a 30-man shortlist ahead of this year’s event. Half of those who made the cut have never been nominated for one of the football’s most coveted personal accolades. They are: Cesar Azpilicueta (Spain/Chelsea) Nicolo Barella (Italy/Inter Milan) Giorgio Chiellini (Italy/Juventus) Ruben Dias (Portugal/Manchester City) Gianluigi Donnarumma (Italy/Paris Saint-Germain) Bruno Fernandes (Portugal/Manchester United) Phil Foden (England/Manchester City) Erling Haaland (Norway/Borussia Dortmund) Jorginho (Italy/Chelsea) Simon Kjaer (Denmark/AC Milan) Romelu Lukaku (Belgium/Chelsea) Lautaro Martinez (Argentina/Inter Milan) Gerard Moreno (Spain/Villarrea...
Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting
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Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting

Netflix has suspended a trans employee who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer. In the stand-up set, which was released on October 5th, Chappelle doubles down on his jokes about LGBTQ groups. After the special was released, Netflix software engineer Terra Field who identifies as queer and trans wrote that Chapelle “attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness”. Field tweeted; After the tweet went viral, Field and two other employees were suspended for attending the “QBR”, Netflix’s quarterly business review, a two-day affair that convenes the top 500 employees at the company. Netflix did not suspend Field over recent tweets decrying what she called anti-trans jokes in the Chappelle special, individuals familiar with Netflix said, but...
Ireti Doyle distances herself from her daughter’s business after she was accused of scamming people
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Ireti Doyle distances herself from her daughter’s business after she was accused of scamming people

Iretiola Doyle has released a statement to distance herself from business dealings one of her biological children is involved in. The actress' daughter, Ngozikachi Abimbola Onyeulo, the Chief Executive Officer of Kachi Beauty, has been accused of swindling people out of their hard-earned money. A FIJ report released in March 2021 alleged that she scammed unsuspecting buyers who joined her wholesale distribution. Many distributors accused her of collecting money from them and not supplying the products and they called for her arrest. Reacting, Ireti has now informed the general public that she is not in any way involved in her daughter's business dealings. She said the CEO of Kachi Beauty is "one of my biological offsprings and that is the extent of the relationship." ...
Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released
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Drug cartel abduct former NDLEA officer in Benue, asks that its member who was arrested be released

A drug cartel reportedly abducted a retired National Drug Law Enforcement Agency officer, after its operatives arrested a 19-year-old female drug dealer, Mngunengen Achir, in Benue State. NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi confirmed this in a statement, saying that Achir was arrested with 5.5kg cannabis and 112grams of diazepam on October 6 in Aliade area of the state. Babafemi revealed that the drug cartel abducted the retired official thinking that he is still a serving officer, and also demanded that Achir be released from custody. He said; “Other members of the arrested lady’s cartel abducted the retired NDLEA personnel from that community who they assumed was still a serving officer, took him to a forest and demanded for the release of the suspect in custody before their vict...
Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali
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Colombian nun freed four years after being kidnapped by jihadists in Mali

A Franciscan nun from Colombia who was abducted in 2017 by fighters in Mali has been freed. Sister Gloria Cecilia Narvaez was released on Saturday October 9, after more than four years in captivity. She was taken hostage on February 7, 2017, by the Macina Liberation Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group in southern Mali near the border with Burkina Faso where she had been working as a missionary. Following her release, Narvaez met with Mali’s interim President Assimi Goita. “I first thank God, who is the light and the peace, I thank the Malian authorities, the president for all the efforts made so that I am free,” she said in a brief statement made on state television. “I am very happy, I stayed healthy for five years, thank God,” she added. “The presidency of Mali salutes th...
Brymo will have an opportunity to substantiate his claims with proof in court. 2Baba will not dissipate energy engaging Brymo in media exchanges – 2Face’s management releases statement
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Brymo will have an opportunity to substantiate his claims with proof in court. 2Baba will not dissipate energy engaging Brymo in media exchanges – 2Face’s management releases statement

2Face's management, Now Muzik has released a statement following singer, Brymo's reaction to being served court papers over the allegation he levelled against the veteran singer. Recall that 2Face had threatened to file a N1 billion defamation lawsuit against his colleague, Brymo, if he fails to apologize over claims of 2Face accusing him of sleeping with his wife and arranging for him to be assaulted. Brymo who was given 48 hours to apologize over the allegation, had asked his colleague to go to court as he will be standing by his claims. He also told 2Face to "stay at home" because his reign is over. Reacting to this, 2Face's management stated that it is up to fans to decide if the veteran singer's reign is over, or if it is Brymo's turn to ascend to the They stressed that Brym...
2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]
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2021 Ballon D’Or: Messi, Jorginho, Lewandowski make 30-man nominees [Full list]

The official 30-man shortlist for this year’s Men Ballon D’Or award has been released by the organizers, France Football, on Friday. It is dominated by the Premier League, with 14 of the players plying their trade in England’s topflight. There are five players from Italy’s Serie A and Spain’s LaLiga, while France has four players. Lionel Messi remains the favourite to win the prize on November 29. The 34-year-old scored 38 goals in 47 games last season, helping guide Barcelona to the Copa del Rey before winning the Copa America with his country this summer. FULL LIST: Premier League: Cesar Azpilicueta, Kevin de Bruyne, Cristiano Ronaldo, Ruben Dias, Bruno Fernandes, Phil Foden, Jorginho, Harry Kane, N’Golo Kanté, Romelu Lukaku, Riyad Mahrez, Mason Mount, Mohamed Salah...
Video of veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, after his release
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Video of veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, after his release

Veteran actor, Chiwetalu Agu, who was arrested by the Nigerian Army on Wednesday, October 7, for adorning an outfit with the Biafran flag on it, has been released. He was released today October 8, after the leadership of the Actors Guild of Nigeria mediated. Watch a video of him after his release below
Chiwetalu Agu released one day after he was arrested for wearing an outfit made with Biafran flag
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Chiwetalu Agu released one day after he was arrested for wearing an outfit made with Biafran flag

Chiwetalu Agu has been released one day after his arrest. The Nigerian actor was arrested Thursday, October 7, by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state for putting on Biafra regalia. He was then taken to 82 Division Enugu, where video emerged of him being questioned while sitting on the floor. Following his arrest, a number of Nigerians, including his Nollywood colleagues, called for his release. He has now been released, according to his colleagues.
“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu
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“I don’t know why he put on Biafra regalia” – Actors Guild president, Emeka Rollas reacts to arrest of Chiwetalu Agu

The President of the Actors Guild of Nigeria, Emeka Rollas, has reacted to the arrest of veteran Nollywood actor, Chiwetalu Agu by the Nigerian Army on Thursday, October 7. Chiwetalu Agu was arrested by the Nigerian Army at Upper Iweka, Onitsha, Anambra state for putting on Biafra regalia, though the Nigerian army alleged that he was soliciting support for the proscribed IPOB. He was reportedly taken to 82 Division Enugu with the Army saying his regalia was an act of incitement towards a proscribed group. Emeka Rollas, president of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN), has now reacted to his arrest, knocking the actor for wearing the Biafra insignia especially given the security situation in the South East. He said that the Guild is doing everything possible to ensure Chiwetalu Agu ...
Nick Cannon says he was ‘heartbroken’ when Kim Kardashian lied about sex tape with Ray J
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Nick Cannon says he was ‘heartbroken’ when Kim Kardashian lied about sex tape with Ray J

Nick Cannon has admitted that he was “heartbroken” when his ex-girlfriend Kim Kardashian lied to him about the Ray J sex tape. The comedian and actor dated Kim Kardashian between 2006 and 2007, before the infamous sex tape was leaked online in 2007. In 2012, the "Wild N Out" host said on "The Howard Stern Show" that he and Kim broke up when Kim lied about the existence of the sex tape, which Cannon claimed Ray J had warned him about Then, on Revolt's latest episode of "Drink Champs", Nick admitted that Kim Kardashian West "broke" his heart when she lied to him about her sex tape. Appearing on the Drinks Champ podcast this week, Nick explained: "I remember I was really into her, I was vibing… We were on some serious s***! Cannon added that the pair spent time with each othe...
Nigeria missing as UK releases list of 50 countries it recognizes their COVID vaccine certificates
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Nigeria missing as UK releases list of 50 countries it recognizes their COVID vaccine certificates

The United Kingdom (UK) has released a list of 50 countries it recognises their COVID19 vaccine certificates and Nigeria is conspicuously absent from the list. This means that fully vaccinated Nigerians travelling to the UK still need to self-isolate for 10 days. Nigeria wasn't added on the list despite not being on the UK’s COVID-19 red list. No other African country was on the list. The UK government had said Nigeria is on the ‘amber’ list, which has restrictions for travellers to the UK, irrespective of whether they have been vaccinated against COVID. In a statement on its website, the UK government released a list of over 50 countries with approved COVID-19 vaccination programmes and proof of vaccination for travel to England. “Fully vaccinated residents in other countrie...
Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor
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Update: EFCC releases wife of Kano state governor

Hafsat Ganduje, the wife of Kano state Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, has been released by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Guardian reports that Ganduje who was compelled to report herself to EFCC headquarters in Abuja on Sunday was quizzed for more than five hours for her alleged involvement in a land scandal.? Hafsat had earlier ignored the EFCC’s invitation following the petition filed against her by first son Abdulzeez Ganduje. The governor’s wife, who was drilled over alleged illegal hijack of land property worth billions of naira, was granted an administrative bill under the influence of her husband. Governor Ganduje, who accompanied his wife to the EFCC headquarters, was said to have helped to secure her release. The Governor and his wife returned ...
Nigerian student arrested for peddling cocaine a year after he was released from prison in India
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Nigerian student arrested for peddling cocaine a year after he was released from prison in India

A 33-year-old Nigerian student has been arrested with four grams of cocaine in Panjagutta, Hyderabad, India. The accused, Daniel Ayotunde Olamide, was recently released from prison after serving time for drug peddling. Another accused, John Paul, 37, also from Nigeria and living in Delhi, is on the run. Olamide was apprehended by the South Zone Commissioner's Task Force at GVK Mall, Punjagutta, on Saturday, October 2, 2021, after a tip off. He was found supplying drugs to customers in the Hyderabad and Cyberabad police limits. A Honda Activa scooter was also seized from him along with the contraband. Olamide, who is a degree student of Vivekananda College in Kutatpally had arrived in Hyderabad in 2014 on a student visa. He lives near Dream Valley in Shaikpet. Accord...
Model Emily Ratajkowski alleges that singer Robin Thicke fondled her bare boobs while filming ‘blurred lines’ video
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Model Emily Ratajkowski alleges that singer Robin Thicke fondled her bare boobs while filming ‘blurred lines’ video

Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski has alleged that singer Robin Thicke fondled her bare boobs while filming 'blurred lines' video, one of the hit songs that brought him international fame. Sunday Times of London reported that Ratajkowski made the claim in her new book which will be released next month. The song and sexy video, including a raunchy web-only version, became a major hit around the world. Ratajkowski who was one of three models who appeared in various states of undress in the video which also starred singer Pharrell Williams and rapper TI, wrote; “Suddenly, out of nowhere, I felt the coolness and foreignness of a stranger’s hands cupping my bare breasts from behind. I instinctively moved away, looking back at Robin Thicke." The model said she initially enjoyed the shoot,...
Zamfara speaker’s father still in captivity as other family members regain freedom
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Zamfara speaker’s father still in captivity as other family members regain freedom

Bandits have released five family members of Alhaji Nasiru Magarya, Speaker of the Zamfara State House of Assembly who were kidnapped alongside his father. Recall that Nasiru's family members were abducted at Magarya community in Zurmi Local Government Area of the state on August 5, 2021. The state police command has already confirmed that five of them have regained freedom. The state police commissioner, Ayuba Elkanah said the Speaker’s family members who were rescued on September 29, include Dahiru Sarki Magarya, Hauwa Mu’azu Magarya, baby Khadija, Usman Magarya and Okasha Abdullahi Magarya. Elkanah also disclosed that the police has intensified efforts to rescue the speaker's father.
Abducted air vice marshal Sikiru Smith regains freedom after 5 days in captivity
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Abducted air vice marshal Sikiru Smith regains freedom after 5 days in captivity

Sikiru Smith, a retired air vice marshal, who was kidnapped in Lagos state, has regained freedom. He was abducted on Monday, September 27, in Ajah while carrying out inspection on a site, and whisked away in a waiting speedboat . On Saturday, October 2nd, it was revealed that he has been released. The Lagos state police PRO, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed he was released in the early hours of today but did not provide further details.
S3x Tape: It is a taboo where I come from to sleep with a married Isoko lady who will pay the ultimate price – Prince Kpokpogri defends friendship with Jane Mena after Tonto Dikeh’s ‘alert’
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S3x Tape: It is a taboo where I come from to sleep with a married Isoko lady who will pay the ultimate price – Prince Kpokpogri defends friendship with Jane Mena after Tonto Dikeh’s ‘alert’

Prince Kpokpogri has defended his friendship with dancer, Jane Mena after she was alerted by Tonto Dikeh of him allegedly being in possession of her “old and recent” sex tapes. The Delta-born politician in an Instagram post he shared, said it is a taboo where he comes  from, to sleep with a married woman and worst of all, a married Isoko woman who will pay the "ultimate price". He maintained that beyond going for Mena’s shop opening years ago, their friendship has been over the phone. He also said that they’ve been family friends and the dancer’s husband is close to him. Kpokpogri who also attached a video of a hilux van Tonto Dikeh gave him as a birthday gift in his Instagram post, claimed that he grudgingly took it after being persuaded by friends. He claimed that she allege...
Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit
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Update: Prince Andrew holds ‘crisis talks’ with family and advisers over Virginia Roberts’s sex abuse lawsuit

Prince Andrew is reportedly holding crisis talks with his family and advisers over Virginia Roberts's sex abuse lawsuit. According to Daily Mail, royal insiders have claimed there may have been a 'lack of communication and cohesion' between Andrew's UK legal team and newly appointed US lawyer about how to move forwards. And there is apparently deep concern at the way the duke's well-paid advisers on both sides of the Atlantic have been 'outwitted and out-played' at every turn in recent days by David Boies, the attorney employed by his accuser Virginia Roberts, now Giuffre. Their attempts to avoid even having papers officially served have been both a legal and a public relations disaster, with Andrew appearing to play a game of 'cat and mouse' with Ms Giuffre's legal team as he...
[BREAKING] COVID-19: FG removes India from restricted countries’ list
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[BREAKING] COVID-19: FG removes India from restricted countries’ list

The Federal Government has lifted the ban placed on flights coming into the country from India. The government had banned passengers, who visited India, Brazil, South Africa, and Turkey in the last 14 days from entering the country as part of precautionary measures to contain the virus in the country. But in the new travel protocol released on Sunday, the Chairman, Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, indicated that the ban placed on passengers from India has been lifted. The reviewed protocol took effect from September 14, 2021. However, the sanctions placed on airlines that convey passengers from restricted countries and travellers who are Non-Nigerians remain. Mustapha said, “Non-Nigerian passport holders and non-residents who visited Brazil...
BBNaija: We were defending Maria – Saga, Nini on gossip about Pere
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BBNaija: We were defending Maria – Saga, Nini on gossip about Pere

Big Brother Naija, Season 6 housemates, Saga and Nini have given reason for gossiping about Pere some days ago. Recall that Biggie had released a video clip showing Saga gossiping about Pere. This came as a shock to Pere who saw him as a friend in the house. Clarifying that the conversation was not to ‘bad-mouth’ Pere, Nini said they were just trying to defend Maria. According to her, she felt bad for Maria after Pere went about saying he fingered her. Nini said: “Anyone can read meaning to that conversation we had about Pere, but I was just feeling bad for Maria. “I’m not going to meet anyone to talk about it, if you have anything to say just say it to my face. “He kept on talking about what they did together and acting ignorant like he didn’t know wha...
BBNaija: Nini, Saga narrates how Queen pleasured herself in poolYou
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BBNaija: Nini, Saga narrates how Queen pleasured herself in poolYou

Big Brother Naija Season 6 housemates, Nini and Saga have revealed that Queen pleasured herself inside the pool. Nini and Saga revealed this while having a discussion with Liquorose and Emmanuel in the garden. According to them, Queen touched herself till she ejaculated inside the pool. “Remember when Queen was at one side of the pool masturbating. “She was seriously touching herself till she released orgasm inside the pool,” Saga said. Speaking also, Nini revealed she was trying to distract her when she saw her carrying out the act but Queen ignored her till she was satisfied. “I was even calling her trying to distract her but she didn’t stop touching herself till she came inside the pool. I even heard her moan out loud. She’s actually not the only one though even JMK ...
Adorable photos of Linda Ikeji’s son, Jayce, released as he turns 3
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Adorable photos of Linda Ikeji’s son, Jayce, released as he turns 3

Linda Ikeji's son, Jayce, turns 3 today and new photos have been released to mark his birthday. Hailing him, his mum, Linda, wrote: "Kind, friendly, helpful and filled with love for others. Amazing Jayce. My whole entire life! So blessed to be doing this life with you! I've got you for the rest of my life!" See more photos of the birthday boy below.
Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football
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Chelsea star Reece James releases videos showing burglars invaded his home to steal his Champions League & Euro 2020 medals while he played football

Chelsea defender, Reece James has released CCTV footage showing at least four burglars invading his home to steal his Euro 2020 and Champions league medals. The Chelsea full-back says he was robbed of his possessions while he was with his club playing against Zenith in the UEFA champions league groupstage match on Tuesday, September 14. On Thursday afternoon, September 16, he posted four CCTV clips calling for help from the public and authorities to identify those involved. He wrote alongside the videos; "On the evening of the 14th of September 2021 when I was playing for my club in the return of the Champions League, a group of cowardly robbers broke into my house. They managed to collectively lift a heavy safe containing some personal items of mi...
England to host annual women’s international tournament
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England to host annual women’s international tournament

England is set to host a new annual women's international tournament next year. The FA released a statement on Thursday that outlined the details of the competition, which will begin in February 2022. Germany and Spain have been confirmed as two teams for the inaugural edition of the event, while the fourth nation is yet to be announced. The statement read: "England will welcome three of the world's top sides next February for the first staging of a new annual invitational women's tournament. "The Lionesses will be joined by Germany and Spain, both also ranked in FIFA's top 10, in the 2022 edition - with the fourth competing nation to be announced soon. "Fans will be treated to three double-header matches played across seven days in a round-robin format." After the tour...
FIFA Rankings: Nigeria maintain position as Belgium, Brazil, England occupy top 10
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FIFA Rankings: Nigeria maintain position as Belgium, Brazil, England occupy top 10

Nigeria’s Super Eagles maintained 34th position in the latest FIFA/Coca-Cola world ranking that was released on Thursday. The ranking was published on the world football governing body’s official website. In Africa, Nigeria maintains its number five position. Senegal are Africa’s highest-ranked team as they are in 20th place, Tunisia are in 25th, while Algeria are 30th and Morocco in 33rd position.
IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered
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IPOB/ESN Commander Killed in Imo, 16 IEDs Recovered

The police in Imo state has killed a commander in the IPOB security outfit, Eastern Security Network, and two others during a gunbattle in Orlu local government area of Imo state. A statement released by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Michael Abattam, said the police received technical intelligence that members of the proscribed IPOB/ ESN members were sighted in an isolated uncompleted building situated in a valley in Amaifeke in Orlu LGA of Imo State, planning to resume terror attacks on police formations and government installations in the state. Abattam stated that on September 11, the command's tactical teams mobilized and stormed the hideout out of the group located in an uncompleted building in a valley at Essential Home popularly known as " NGBUKA" in Am...
Three abducted farm workers who work for Obasanjo have been released
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Three abducted farm workers who work for Obasanjo have been released

Three employees who work for former President, Olusegun Obasanjo, have been released two days after they were abducted. The farmworkers were abducted around Kobape area of Ogun State around 6 pm on Wednesday, September 8. They were said to be on their way to one of Obasanjo's farms at Seseri village around Kobape when they were abducted by gunmen who reportedly emerged from the bush and shot at the Hilux vehicle conveying them. The kidnappers then took them to an unknown destination inside the bush. On Friday evening, September 10, the Ogun State police spokesman, Abimbola Oyeyemi, confirmed the rescue of the victims, saying they were released without paying any ransom. According to Oyeyemi, the kidnappers had no choice but to release the workers as pressure was mounted on th...
Media mogul, Mo Abudu, releases new photos as she turns 57
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Media mogul, Mo Abudu, releases new photos as she turns 57

Media mogul, Mo Abudu, has released new photos of herself as she turns 57 today September 11. Taking to her Instagram page to celebrate her birthday, Mo wrote; Good morning beautiful people I AM GRATEFUL OH LORD “I will give thanks to you, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.” - Psalm 9:1 I give God ALL the glory as i turn 57 today '' See more of the photos below...
Ladipoe and Nasty C make 2021 BET Hip-Hop list
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Ladipoe and Nasty C make 2021 BET Hip-Hop list

BET has released a list of its nominees for the 16th annual BET Hip Hop Awards scheduled to hold next month. While Nigerian rapper, Ladipoe and South African rapper Nasty C were nominated in the Best International Flow category, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion led the nominations for this year’s Hip Hop Awards, with nine nods each. Megan similarly dominated at the 2021 BET Awards earlier this year, having dropped both Good News and Suga in 2020. Drake garnered eight nominations across seven categories, including Hip Hop Artist of the Year and Song of the Year. His album Certified Lover Boy is not nominated for Hip Hop Album of the Year, having missed the cut-off date for 2021’s ceremony, per BET. Moneybagg Yo, Tyler, the Creator, Migos, Meg...
Argentina vs Bolivia: Messi Scores Hat-trick, Breaks Pele record
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Argentina vs Bolivia: Messi Scores Hat-trick, Breaks Pele record

Lionel Messi scored a hat-trick to overtake Pele as the top international goalscorer in South American football history on Thursday as Argentina cruised to a 3-0 victory over Bolivia in their 2022 World Cup qualifier. Messi pounced for his 77th, 78th and 79th international goals to keep Argentina firmly on course for a place at next year’s finals in Qatar against a Bolivia team languishing near the foot of the table. The 34-year-old Paris Saint-Germain forward, making his 153rd appearance for Argentina, drew level with Pele’s longstanding mark of 77 goals in the 14th minute, nutmegging a defender and then curling a sublime shot past Bolivia goalkeeper Carlos Lampe. The Argentina captain then moved one clear of Pele in the 64th minute with his second of the night, surging into th...
You are vile, mean and despicable to record a woman in her most vulnerable state – Georgina Onuoha slams Prince Kpokpogri over audio recording of ex-girlfriend Tonto Dikeh
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You are vile, mean and despicable to record a woman in her most vulnerable state – Georgina Onuoha slams Prince Kpokpogri over audio recording of ex-girlfriend Tonto Dikeh

Former actress, Georgina Onuoha has slammed Prince Kpokpogri over an audio recording of ex-girlfriend Tonto Dikeh which was released online. Tonto Dikeh who has already reacted to the audio recording audio of her begging her ex-boyfriend, Prince Kpokpogri not to leave her after he accused her of cheating, said it is an old audio and has nothing with the present.  She also described it as an "illegally recorded and leaked voice recording of a private conversation with Prince Kpokpogri". Georgina Onuoha who reacted to the debacle, stated that Kpokpogri is not worthy of being called a man for being "vile, mean and despicable" to record a woman in her most vulnerable state without her consent and then share it on social media to make caricature of her and her pain. The nurse noted...
EPL record broken as $60m Ronaldo shirts sold in 12 hours -Report
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EPL record broken as $60m Ronaldo shirts sold in 12 hours -Report

Sales of Cristiano Ronaldo’s famous Manchester United No. 7 jersey have smashed the Premier League record in the 12 hours after they were released. But even a tidal wave of fan demand for his now-iconic kit won’t recoup the 15 million euro fee (£12.85m/$A24m) the club paid for the Portuguese great. According to LovetheSales.com, in the 12 hours after Ronaldo’s new kit was released, fans splashed out £32.5m ($A60m) on his jersey. The sales broke a Premier League record for the 12 hours after a player’s official shirt number was announced, Fox reports. LovetheSales.com tracks sales data from over 1,000 UK online retailers. Announcing Ronaldo’s jersey number, Manchester United said, “We can confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the iconic no.7 shirt after returning t...
Lil Nas X releases hilarious “maternity” photos to reveal he’s pregnant with his album, Montero
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Lil Nas X releases hilarious “maternity” photos to reveal he’s pregnant with his album, Montero

Lil Nas X has released "maternity" photos while announcing he is "pregnant" with his album, Montero. The gay singer, who got people talking when he released the unusual video for his song Montero, took to Instagram to share photos of him posing with a swollen belly. He's also seen wearing a robe, a flower crown, and a bouquet of flowers in his hand. He then shared what looks like a sonogram and added in the caption that he's pregnant with his album. His post has garnered thousands of comments.
British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana
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British journalist shot and killed by armed robbers in Ghana

A British journalist and staff of Muslim Television Ahmadiyaa International (MTA) was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Ghana. Syed Taalay Ahmed, 31, was reportedly ambushed along with a Ghanaian colleague while driving near the city of Tamale on August 23 at about 19:00 local time. After opening fire on the pair, the robbers took their money and some of their possessions before getting into a gun battle with police, who shot two of them dead. Four others were arrested, according to a press release signed by Ghanaian police. Mr. Taalay Ahmed and Umaru Abdul Hakim, his Ghanaian colleague who was also shot in the attack, where rushed to a nearby clinic before being taken to the Tamale Teaching Hospital. Mr. Taalay Ahmed was declared dead a short while after ar...
Drake announces his new album will be Released on Friday after Longtime rival Kanye West Dropped Donda
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Drake announces his new album will be Released on Friday after Longtime rival Kanye West Dropped Donda

Drake has announced his highly anticipated new album, "Certified Lover Boy" will drop on Friday, September 3. Certified Lover Boy will be the 34-year-old's sixth studio album. The Canadian rapper made the announcement in a social media post on Monday just a day after his long-time rival, Kanye West released his new album, Donda. 'CERTIFIED LOVER BOY SEPTEMBER 3,' Drake wrote in an Instagram caption. His post included an image of 12 pregnant women emojis in all different skin tones. The announcement means both Drake and rival Kanye West will battle it out on the music charts with their new albums as they will be released just about a week apart.
Kanye West claims Universal Music Group released his latest album without his approval
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Kanye West claims Universal Music Group released his latest album without his approval

Kanye West has claimed that Universal Music Group released his new album "Donda" without his approval. The rapper took to Instagram on Sunday, August 29, hours after his Donda Album was finally released, to write: "UNIVERSAL PUT MY ALBUM OUT WITHOUT MY APPROVAL AND THEY BLOCKED JAIL 2 FROM BEING ON THE ALBUM." His mention of "JAIL 2" refers to the album’s 24th track, "Jail Pt 2". The song was initially unavailable to stream when the album was first released on Sunday, August 29. However, later in the day, the song became available. In a now-deleted Instagram post from early Sunday, Kanye West shared screenshots of text messages saying the track was being held up because of clearance issues from DaBaby.   Typically, when a song on an album is blocked from strea...
You’ve damaged your reputation – Trevor Sinclair tells Harry Kane
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You’ve damaged your reputation – Trevor Sinclair tells Harry Kane

Former Premier League star, Trevor Sinclair, has told Harry Kane that the attempt he made to leave Tottenham has damaged his image before the club’s fans. Sinclair said this on Wednesday after the England captain released a statement announcing his decision to stay at the club after months of transfer saga. The 28-year-old England striker was linked with a move to Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and other top European clubs. However, the asking price of £150 million placed on his head by Tottenham scared away clubs, including Man City, from the deal. And speaking with talkSPORT, pundit Trevor Sinclair, said, “It’s huge news. I was expecting it. When the figures were announced between £125m and £150m, I thought that was too much for a 28-year-old....
Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA
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Plateau state government re-imposes 24-hour curfew on Jos North LGA

The Plateau State government has re-imposed a 24-hour curfew on Jos North Local Government Area (LGA). The Director of Press and Public Affairs to Governor Simon Lalong, Dr Makut Macham, announced this in a statement released today Wednesday, August 25. The curfew comes hours after a fresh crisis broke out in Yelwa Zangam, a village in Zangam District of the state. Over 30 persons were allegedly killed in the renewed hostilities. According to the statement, the 24-hour curfew will come into force from 4pm on August 25 until further notice. “The proactive decision became necessary following imminent threat to lives and properties within the local government area and the need to forestall the breakdown of law and order,” the statement said. It will also enable security agencies...

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