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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after admitting attending Downing Street party during Lockdown
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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces calls to resign after admitting attending Downing Street party during Lockdown

British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson is facing calls to resign after he apologized on Wednesday, January 12 for attending an alcohol-fueled garden party at 10 Downing Street at the height of the country’s first pandemic lockdown. The admission by the UK leader has sparked fierce public backlash as many people couldn't leave their homes that period, or even see loved ones or family members as the UK observed strict covid-19 protocols. At the start of weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament, Johnson admitted to attending a gathering in Downing Street’s garden on May 20, 2020. He said; “Mr Speaker, I want to apologise. I know that millions of people across this country have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last 18 months. I know the anguish that they have been throug...
Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate
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Maguire names three Man United legends he wants to emulate

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has named the three Red Devils legends he wants to emulate at Old Trafford. Maguire said he wants to repeat the achievements of Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic at Man United, adding that he grew up idolizing the trio. The England defender stated this ahead of Man United’s FA Cup third round tie against Aston Villa on Monday night. “I grew up idolizing the likes of Wayne [Rooney], Rio [Ferdinand] and [Nemanja] Vidic and I want to repeat what they achieved,” Maguire said as quoted by Sportskeeda. “I’m privileged to be captain and I have got a responsibility to lead the players and turn things round.” Rooney, Ferdinand and Vidic were all part of Sir Alex Ferguson’s squad that won every available trophy for Man United. ...
Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but Nigeria does not reciprocate the love and support it receives from Ghana – Ghanian artiste Stonebwoy says
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Shatta Wale’s approach may be wrong but Nigeria does not reciprocate the love and support it receives from Ghana – Ghanian artiste Stonebwoy says

Stonebwoy has released a statement reacting to Shatta Wale's accusation that Ghanaian artistes support Nigerian artistes but Nigerians to not do same for Ghanaian artistes. He said that Nigerian artistes have done well to mark many of the "biggest milestones in the entertainment scene and is putting Africa on the global map". However, he added that with great power comes great responsibility and Nigerian artistes should carry the "responsibility of helping to forge a united African front by deliberately allowing music from other African nations which pollinate Nigerian music to flourish on Nigerian platforms on local and international levels". He said that his countryman,  Shatta Wale,  may not have approached the issue the right way but tthat Shatta Wale's concern is valid S...
AFCON 2021: Napoli to stop Victor Osimhen from representing Nigeria
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AFCON 2021: Napoli to stop Victor Osimhen from representing Nigeria

Napoli is set to stop striker, Victor Osimhen from representing Nigeria at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations, AFCON, in Cameroon to allow his collar bone injury to heal properly. The 2021 AFCON begins on January 9 and ends on February 6, 2022. According to Football Italia, Osimhen spent the Christmas break in Nigeria, but he’s expected to return to Naples on Friday for a medical check after a cheekbone surgery he underwent at the end of November. The report added that the 23-year-old may not be allowed to play against Juventus on January 6 and even in the AFCON, adding that “it will be Nigeria’s responsibility to consider the player available for the tournament in Cameroon.” Osimhen’s hope of playing in Nigeria’s opening AFCON clash against Egypt on January 11 is hanging in the ...
Nigeria now in COVID19 fourth wave – NCDC
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Nigeria now in COVID19 fourth wave – NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control says Nigeria has entered the fourth wave of coronavirus disease following a 500 percent increase in the number of cases in the past two weeks. The agency announced this in a statement signed by the Director-General, Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa on Monday evening, December 20. The statement read “Nigeria has recorded a 500% increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks across the country caused by the Delta and Omicron variants. As of 19th December 2021, a total of 223,887 cases and 2985 deaths have been recorded in Nigeria across all 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory. The country is now in a fourth COVID-19 wave. The Federal Government of Nigeria, through the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19, the Fe...
FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days
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FG warns Nigerians as COVID19 cases increase by 630% in 10 days

The Federal Government has appealed to Nigerians to take their health seriously as the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has risen astronomically by 630%. The Minister of State for Health, Dr Olorunmimbe Mamora, made the appeal in an interview with Punch. He said there is need for Nigerians to take responsibility to tackle coronavirus as COVID-19 cases continues to increase with the country recording  5,398 infections between December 6 and 15. When asked on what the Federal Government would do in view of the increase in cases,  Mamora  stated that the government would continue to strengthen existing measures. “It’s essentially to strengthen the existing measures through advocacy, awareness creation, education and emphasis on the need for people to take responsibility for their...
Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says
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Expecting more from President Buhari is like Beating Dead Horse – Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo says

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has said that President Buhari has done the best he could do and expecting him to do anything more is like beating a dead horse. According to Daily Trust, Obasanjo said this at a retreat on inclusive security organized by the Global Peace Foundation and Vision Africa in Abuja on Monday, December 14. “The truth is this, President Buhari has done his best. That is what he can do. If we are expecting anything more than what he has done or what he is doing, that means we’re whipping a dead horse and there is no need. Then, where do we go from here? We cannot fold our hands. I believe that is part of what we’re doing here and what we continue to be doing. How do we prepare for post-Buhari? Buhari has done his best. My prayer is that God will spare h...
Travis Scott’s interview didn’t heal anyone – Victims’ lawyers react
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Travis Scott’s interview didn’t heal anyone – Victims’ lawyers react

Valerie Cortinas Fisher, lawyer of 23-year-old Rudy Peña who was one of the 10 attendees that lost their lives last month at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival show, has reacted to the rapper's recent interview. Travis Scott in the new 50-minute interview with presenter Charlamagne Tha God, which was posted on YouTube on Thursday (9 December), reiterated claim of not knowing anyone died until after his performance. He also accused the media of trying to pin the deaths on him. Reacting to the interview, Peña family's attorney said the nearly-hour-long interview was painful for them to watch and certainly didn't start any healing for them. Fisher told TMZ that Travis' history of inciting crowds to go crazy needs to be taken into consideration when determining how responsible he...
Ross Sacked by Hibs after Livingston loss
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Ross Sacked by Hibs after Livingston loss

Jack Ross has been sacked as Hibernian head coach following Wednesday's 1-0 loss at Livingston. The defeat at the Tony Macaroni Arena was Hibs' seventh loss in their last nine league games, and leaves them seventh in the Scottish Premiership table. Assistant head coach John Potter has also departed the club along with Ross, ending his two-year term at Hibs. Ross, 45, who took charge at Easter Road in November 2019 following spells at Alloa, St Mirren and Sunderland, had said he accepted full responsibility for the club's poor run of form. Ross told Sky Sports after the Livingston defeat: "That level of performance was not good enough so the criticism should fall upon me. We were not good enough in all aspects of our play. "That all falls on my shoulders. I own ...
I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel
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I regret playing Lukaku against West Ham, he wasn’t ready – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted he was wrong to bring Romelu Lukaku on during their 3-2 defeat to West Ham on Saturday afternoon. Tuchel introduced the Belgian striker in the second half after Kai Havertz picked up an injury. Lukaku made just three appearances following his return from the ankle injury he suffered in October. Tuchel has now said the 28-year-old was not “physically” ready to play 45 minutes of football after the game. Speaking to Chelsea’s official website, Tuchel said: “It’s my fault. I don’t think he is ready for 45 minutes of physicality but still, we decided to bring him on for his height because we lost Kai. “Kai had a crucial role in defending set-pieces, which is a huge threat from West Ham, so this is on me. I took the decision so it’s ...
Family of 9-year-old Astroworld victim declines Travis Scott’s offer to pay funeral costs
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Family of 9-year-old Astroworld victim declines Travis Scott’s offer to pay funeral costs

The family of 9-year-old Ezra Blount, the youngest victim in the Astroworld tragedy, has declined Travis Scott’s offer to cover their funeral expenses. Responding to Scott’s letter expressing remorse over Ezra’s death and an offer to cover the boy’s funeral expenses, the Blount family lawyer Bob Hilliard wrote: “Your client’s offer is declined. I have no doubt Mr Scott feels remorse. His journey ahead will be painful. He must face and hopefully see that he bears some of the responsibility for this tragedy.” On 5 November, a massive crowd surge during Scott’s performance at the Houston-based Astroworld festival left 10 people dead, and many more injured. More than 50,000 people had gathered at the site of the former Houston Six Flags park, catching event organisers off-guard, a...
Yobe Govt announces 10% Deduction in Workers’ Salaries to boost education
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Yobe Govt announces 10% Deduction in Workers’ Salaries to boost education

Yobe State Government has announced that 10 percent of workers’ basic salary for November would be deducted as their contribution to the education recovery appeal fund. The Commissioner of Home Affairs, Information, and Culture, Mohammed Lamin who is also the Chairman Sub-committee for Yobe Education Recovery Appeal Fund disclosed this on Monday Novemer 22, in Damaturu while briefing newsmen. He said the devastating effects of Boko Haram insurgency in the state have compelled the state to embark on fundraising for education recovery in the state. The commissioner also made an appeal to the Civil Servants whom he describe as major stakeholders to contribute 10% of their basic salaries towards achieving the set objective. “It is imperative here to state that, educating our ci...
Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd
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Maguire blames entire team for Solskjaer’s sack from Man Utd

Manchester United captain, Harry Maguire has said the entire squad should be held responsible for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s sack. The England defender said the United squad must take a ‘huge responsibility after the club confirmed Solskjaer’s exit on Sunday. Assistant coach, Michael Carrick has since taken charge and will lead the team against Villarreal in Tuesday’s Champions League. United board decided to sack Solskjaer after the team’s disappointing 4-1 loss to Watford on Saturday. Maguire addressed the media on Monday ahead of that crucial Champions League fixture in Spain and paid tribute to the former manager alongside caretaker boss Carrick. He said the team were ready to accept blame for the run that ended Solskjaer’s losing job. “The players need to take responsi...
Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately
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Rio Ferdinand names top star that must be dropped from Man Utd squad immediately

Manchester  United legend Rio Ferdinand has admitted that captain Harry Maguire needs to be ‘taken out of the firing line.’ Following the sack of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as Man United boss, Ferdinand said that Maguire requires a break having suffered a difficult start to the season. The England defender enjoyed a fine summer with the national team in their run to the Euro 2020 final, but has not been able to reproduce those strong performances for United. Maguire was criticised heavily after the humiliating defeats to Aston Villa, Leicester City, Liverpool and Manchester City and was sent off in the second half of Saturday’s 4-1 defeat to Watford. Solskjaer was sacked barely 24 hours after the loss to Watford and Michael Carrick has been given the role of acting manager. Ferd...
‘I’m a woman – Iranian women’s goalkeeper debunks claim she’s a man and threatens to sue Jordanian for demanding a ‘gender verification check’
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‘I’m a woman – Iranian women’s goalkeeper debunks claim she’s a man and threatens to sue Jordanian for demanding a ‘gender verification check’

Iranian goalkeeper, Zohreh Koudaei has denied claims she's a man after Jordanian FA accused her of not being a woman. Koudaei, 32, saved two penalties in a 4-2 shoot-out victory over Jordan in Uzbekistan on September 25, helping the Iranian women's team qualified for its first-ever Women's Asia Cup. But after the game, Jordan's FA demanded 'a gender verification check' on Koudaei from the Asian Football Federation (AFC) over her performance. Reacting to the claims, Koudaei today said emphatically: 'I am a woman. This is bullying from Jordan.' 'I will sue the Jordan FA,' she added, according to Turkish newspaper Hurriyet. The Jordan FA's letter, dated November 5, cited doubts over the 'eligibility of a participating player.' It also alleged that the Iranian women's t...
With NIN, identity of any Nigerian on the Internet will be Known -Isa Pantami
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With NIN, identity of any Nigerian on the Internet will be Known -Isa Pantami

Isa Pantami, minister of communications and digital economy, has stated what he hopes to achieve with the National Identification Number (NIN). Speaking during the Nigeria International Partnership Forum in Paris, meant to strengthen ties between Nigeria and France in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic he said NIN will ensure that the identity of citizens and legal residents who log into the internet is known. “Some of these initiatives that happen to be the foundation of even our economy is the introduction of the national identification number. Nigeria has joined the global community by making the use of national identification numbers for both citizens and legal residents mandatory,” he said. “This is going to be the foundation of our economy and also the foundation of ou...
Barcelona ‘planning talks over re-signing club legend Dani Alves’ five years after he left
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Barcelona ‘planning talks over re-signing club legend Dani Alves’ five years after he left

Barcelona are looking at the possibility of re-signing club legend Dani Alves in what would be a reunion with former team-mate turned manager Xavi. The Brazilian veteran full-back Alves won a host of major trophies during his first spell at the club after signing in 2008 before departing in 2016 to join Juventus. He is now a free agent, however, and according to journalist Nicolo Schira, discussions between Alves and Barcelona are ongoing over a potential return. It was reported that Nou Camp chiefs initially ruled out the move, but after Xavi was unveiled as the new Barcelona coach, Alves would serve as a leader under him. A meeting is scheduled to hold over the coming days to make a final decision on whether the 38-year-old veteran comes back for a second stint. He has c...
Peter Obi can’t achieve anything politically unless he returns to our party – APGA national chairman
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Peter Obi can’t achieve anything politically unless he returns to our party – APGA national chairman

Victor Oye, national chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) has said the Vice Presidential Candidate of the People's Democratic Party in 2019 election, Peter Obi “cannot achieve anything” unless he returns to the party where he was elected as Governor of Anambra state in 2006 and also ended up spending two terms in office. Oye in an interview on Arise TV, accused Obi of reneging on his “vow” on never leaving APGA  “until death do them apart”. He claimed that Obi has “never achieved anything ever since”. Oye said in the interview; "If Obi wants to achieve anything politically, he should come back to APGA. “Go to Anambra state, workers are paid every 25th to 27th of the month. No government since Peter Obi till now have failed in that responsibility. Remember that...
I’d grab Solskjaer by the neck for playing Fred – Keane fumes
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I’d grab Solskjaer by the neck for playing Fred – Keane fumes

Roy Keane, a former Manchester United captain, has threatened to grab manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer by the neck for always playing Fred in the midfield. Keane questioned Solskjaer’s future at the club, fuming at the Norwegian’s decision to keep starting the Brazilian midfielder. Manchester United were defeated 2-0 by Manchester City on Saturday two weeks after falling 5-0 in the hands of Liverpool. “If OIe walked in here now I’d grab him by the [collar] and say ‘why are you playing Fred?’” visibly angry Keane told Sky Sports. “All managers have to make their own decisions, they’re working with the players day in, day out, I would look at him and go ‘why are you playing Fred in the middle of the park?’ “And he has to take responsibility for that, I agree.” ...
Alec Baldwin and Rust crew had been told never to point a gun at a person, lawyer for armorer says
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Alec Baldwin and Rust crew had been told never to point a gun at a person, lawyer for armorer says

A lawyer for the 24-year-old armorer on the set of his film Rust has claimed that Alec Baldwin was told never to point his gun at anyone, regardless of whether it was loaded or not. The Hollywood actor, 63, shot and killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on set in New Mexico on October 21. He was handed a gun by the first assistant director, Dave Halls, who told him it was a 'cold' gun - not loaded with live ammunition. The guns were the responsibility of Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer. But on Thursday, a lawyer for Gutierrez Reed whose father, Thell Reed, is a veteran armorer - insisted that she had taken her role extremely seriously and had briefed all the actors, including Baldwin, that they should never point even unloaded guns at people. ...
Barcelona: Rivaldo tells Xavi to sign three players
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Barcelona: Rivaldo tells Xavi to sign three players

Brazil legend, Rivaldo, has urged incoming Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, to sign three new players in the January transfer window to improve his squad. Xavi, a Barcelona legend, is set to become the club’s new manager following the sacking of Ronald Koeman last month. The Spaniard, who is currently the head coach of Al-Sadd, had earlier this week, confirmed that he had reached an agreement with Barcelona to become their new manager. “Xavi is about to become Barcelona manager and he has a tough mission ahead,” Rivaldo told Betfair. “But a few shrewd signings in the January transfer window could boost his chances of success this season. “The team needs two or three new players to reinforce the squad, but Xavi will also need to get the best out of his current players, ad...
Messi clears air on wanting to play at Barcelona for free
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Messi clears air on wanting to play at Barcelona for free

Paris Saint-Germain forward, Lionel Messi, has hit out at Barcelona president, Joan Laporta, for saying he could have played for free at the club. Messi has however suggested he would have been willing to accept a bigger pay cut to stay at Camp Nou. The 34-year-old accepted a salary reduction of 50% to stay at Barca, but the LaLiga club were still unable to register him with the league body due to their spending limit for the season being cut to €97 million. Speaking after Messi had joined PSG as a free agent, Laporta said he had hoped the Argentina forward would offer to play for free. “The truth is, as I explained when I left, I did everything possible to stay. “Never at any moment did they ask me to play for free. They asked me to reduce my salary by 50% and I did it wi...
Man Utd players need to be hurt – Rooney defends Solskjaer
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Man Utd players need to be hurt – Rooney defends Solskjaer

Former Manchester United captain, Wayne Rooney has insisted that the club’s players need to be hurt. Rooney also defended Man United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who is currently under intense pressure at the club due to the club’s poor results so far this season. The Derby County manager said this while reacting to Man United’s 5-0 loss to Liverpool last weekend. The former England striker believes Man United players must take responsibility for the position the club is in because they are being paid a lot of money, adding that many of them are not willing to defend the Red Devils. “The Liverpool game wasn’t easy to watch,” Rooney was quoted by Goal as telling reporters. “I am seeing too many players not willing to run back, not willing to defend and not willing to put eve...
Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked
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Man Utd vs Liverpool: Ronaldo reacts to calls for Solskjaer to be sacked

Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has said that poor results are not entirely down to manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. According to Ronaldo, the players must also take responsibility. Solskjaer has come under increasing pressure this season, with United picking up only 14 points from their opening eight fixtures. Sunday’s fixture at home against Liverpool, will provide another acid test of the Norwegian’s reign. Ahead of the game, Ronaldo has defended Solskjaer and says that recent performances and results have as much to do with the players than the manager. The 36-year-old told Sky Sports: “We have to [take responsibility]. To play for Manchester United and to be a coach of Manchester United you will always be criticised, and you have to accept that it’s part o...
Mourinho reveals who is to blame for Roma’s 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt
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Mourinho reveals who is to blame for Roma’s 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt

Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has taken responsibility for his side’s humiliating 6-1 defeat to Bodo/Glimt in the Europa Conference League on Thursday. Mourinho noted there were “limitations”, as he only had 13 players of real quality. The Serie A side came into the game with a 100% record in the competition, but the former Chelsea and Manchester United coach decided to make changes to his starting XI. It was the first time ever that a Mourinho team conceded six goals in one game. “I decided to play with this line-up, so the responsibility is mine. “I did it with good intentions, to give an opportunity to those who work hard and to rotate the squad on a synthetic pitch in cold weather. I decided to rest many players. “We lost against a team that showed more quality on th...
YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction
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YouTube removes R. Kelly’s channels after sex crime conviction

YouTube has removed two channels of disgraced R&B singer R. Kelly, who was found guilty of some sex crimes last week. YouTube said in statement that two of the singer's channels, RKellyTV and RKellyVevo, have been removed and he will no longer be able to create or own any other YouTube channel. Catalog of his music will however be available on YouTube Music, YouTube’s audio-streaming service, and the videos uploaded by other YouTube users will continue to be available. A YouTube spokesperson told Reuters in a statement; “We can confirm that we have terminated two channels linked to R. Kelly in accordance with our creator responsibility guidelines." YouTube VP of legal, Nicole Alston also wrote in a memo; “Egregious actions committed by R. Kelly warrant penalties beyo...
US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations
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US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations

The top professional women’s soccer league in the United States, under fire for its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against a head coach, announced on Friday that it was postponing its weekend matches. “This week, and much of this season, has been incredibly traumatic for our players and staff, and I take full responsibility for the role I have played,” National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) commissioner Lisa Baird said. “I am so sorry for the pain so many are feeling,” Baird said in a statement. “Recognizing that trauma, we have decided not to take the field this weekend to give everyone some space to reflect.” The postponement came after the North Carolina Courage fired head coach Paul Riley on Thursday for what the team called “very serious allegations of mi...
Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee
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Update: Two men are Arrested in Connection with the Murder of Journalist Lyra McKee

Police have arrested two more men over the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. The men, aged 44 and 53, were arrested in the Londonderry area on Friday morning, October 1, under the Terrorism Act. They have been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave police station in Belfast for an interview. Ms. McKee, 29, was shot dead in Londonderry in April 2019 as she observed rioting in the Creggan. Three men have already been charged with her murder, while another two men have been charged with rioting and associated offences. The extremist group that styles itself the New IRA previously claimed responsibility for the killing. Last month, Geroid Cavanagh, 33, and Jordan Devine, 21, both from Londonderry appeared by videolink at the city's magistrates' court where they were cha...
Champions League: Barcelona is in Critical Condition – Busquets
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Champions League: Barcelona is in Critical Condition – Busquets

Barcelona midfielder, Sergio Busqets, has admitted the club’s situation is “critical”. This follows a 3-0 thrashing at Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday night. It was the second successive time the Catalan club has lost by that margin in the competition. Two goals from Darwin Nunez sandwiched a Rafa Silva strike in Lisbon, as Benfica followed Bayern Munich in putting three goals past Ronald Koeman’s struggling side. It’s the first time Barca have suffered back-to-back defeats in the group stage of the Champions League since 2000 and they are in real danger of not making the knockout rounds for the first time in 21 years. “That’s the easiest thing in the world of football, but everyone has their share in the responsibility, [including] the players. ...
Barcelona star, Ansu Fati says he feels ‘no pressure’ inheriting Lionel Messi’s No 10 shirt
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Barcelona star, Ansu Fati says he feels ‘no pressure’ inheriting Lionel Messi’s No 10 shirt

Barcelona superstar, Ansu Fati has stated that he feels 'no pressure' after taking on the responsibility of the No 10 shirt that Lionel Messi wore at Barcelona. The Catalan giants were unable to retire Messi's shirt after he joined PSG as the Spanish FA's rules require LaLiga teams to assign their 25-man squad the numbers 1-25. Barcelona then made the decision to hand it to another graduate of the club's famed La Masia academy instead. Fati, who swapped from No 17 to 10, scored his first goal in the shirt during Barcelona's victory over Levante over the weekend. Speaking after the game, the youngster says he feels proud rather than nervous when it comes to wearing the jersey. He said: 'It is not a pressure. I am proud to wear the number 10 ...
Tottenham manager explains why they lost 3-1 to Arsenal
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Tottenham manager explains why they lost 3-1 to Arsenal

Tottenham manager, Nuno Espirito Santo, has taken full responsibility for their 3-1 loss to Arsenal on Sunday. The Gunners raced to a three-goal lead in the first half thanks to goals from Emile Smith Rowe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Bukayo Saka. Spurs could only manage a consolation goal in the 79th minute. Nuno had picked Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele in his starting XI, but both midfielders were taken off at half-time. “I decided bad. Didn’t make the right decisions. And I refuse to go much further than that. It’s my responsibility. All I have to say, I’ll say it to the players among us. Because [we] must solve the problem. “I have a message [for the fans]. A message that we are disappointed because today was a special game for all of us, for our fans, and we didn’t ...
Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss
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Bruno Fernandes vows to continue taking Man Utd penalties after Villa miss

Bruno Fernandes has vowed not to shy away from taking penalties for Manchester United in the future, following his miss against Aston Villa on Saturday. With United losing 1-0 at Old Trafford, the hosts were given a chance to clinch one point. Referee Mike Dean awarded a spot-kick for handball against Kortney Hause and Fernandes stepped up to take it. However, the Portugal midfielder sent his effort into the stands, as United tasted defeat for the first time this season. Amid calls for Cristiano Ronaldo to take over the penalty duties from him, Fernandes has said he will be ready next time. He wrote on Instagram: “Criticism and contrasting opinions are a big part of football. I’ve learned to live with it, even using them to drive me on, and I consider it all a very importa...
States have no valid claim on VAT Collection, it’s on Exclusive Legislative List – Malami
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States have no valid claim on VAT Collection, it’s on Exclusive Legislative List – Malami

Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami has said that states in the country do not have any valid claim on Value Added Tax collection. Malami made the statement in an interview on Channels Television on Friday September 24, amid a faceoff between some states and the Federal Inland Revenue Service on VAT collection. According to him, the responsibility, right and constitutional powers to legislate on collection of VAT is exclusively and constitutionally vested in the national assembly and not in the state. He said;   “A lot has precluded the state from collecting value-added tax. One, generally speaking, as you rightly know, the issue of the value-added tax is an issue on the exclusive legislative list. “And the implication of bei...
Gang clashes are always stupid. Killings of the youth by the youth is a horrible idea – Rapper Vector
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Gang clashes are always stupid. Killings of the youth by the youth is a horrible idea – Rapper Vector

Rapper Vector has stated that gang clashes have always been stupid. The rapper who averred that the killings of the youth by the youth is a horrible idea, added that "leaders of freedom" are ignoring their responsibility of sharing orientation of their true purpose. Addressing those who belong to gangs, Vector stressed that killing each other doesn't make them harder or rugged. According to him, it only makes such people "destroyer of life and purpose". He wrote;   If them kill you, you go like am? Let’s make it clear that the killings of the youth by the youth is a horrible idea. If you belong to a gang and you are reading this, know that killing each other doesn’t make you harder or rugged. If anything it makes you a destroyer of life and purpose. You too will...
Dias to be one of Man City’s five captains this season
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Dias to be one of Man City’s five captains this season

Ruben Dias will be one of five Manchester Cty players sharing the captain's armband this season, says manager Pep Guardiola. Dias, who signed a new six-year deal in the summer, joined City from Benfica last year and was a mainstay of Guardiola's defence as he helped the club win the Premier League title. The Portugal defender, named Premier League Player of the Season as well as England's Footballer of the Year in a stellar debut campaign, led the team in Wednesday's 6-3 thrashing of RB Leipzig in the Champions League. Everyone has to be their own leader," Guardiola told the club website on Friday. "Every season we make the selection of captains. The players and backroom staff make the decision.Eleven months and one week we are all here together, and they know who are the bes...
R. Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriends to watch him play basketball every night while forbidding them from looking at other players – Court hears
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R. Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriends to watch him play basketball every night while forbidding them from looking at other players – Court hears

Grammy award winning singer, R.Kelly allegedly forced his girlfriend's to watch him play basketball and ordered them not to look at his teammates or opponents, accusers and former employees have told a court hearing. The accusations heard by the jury in Brooklyn Federal Court on Monday, September 13, show how the R&B singer allegedly exerted complete control over his girlfriends. One of Kelly’s assistants, Suzette Mayweather, sat with his girlfriends at the games, and testified in court saying; “They would cheer for him. They would only cheer for Rob,” She said When a stray ball came toward the girls and young women, they’d go quiet if another player approached, recalled another Kelly employee. “They would cross they legs and look at the ceiling or the wall,” said Da...
Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Saul Niguez made big mistakes – Tuchel
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Chelsea vs Aston Villa: Saul Niguez made big mistakes – Tuchel

Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has admitted that Saul Niguez made “big mistakes” during his debut against Aston Villa on Saturday. Tuchel included the on-loan Atletico Madrid midfielder from the start of the game. However, Saul was taken off during the break with the Blues leading 1-0. “I had the feeling that he struggled. There were some big mistakes, passing mistakes, and he struggled with the intensity. You could see he isn’t fully adapted. “It’s completely my responsibility. I had the feeling he could jump in for us and play at that level. I [then] thought it was maybe better to change him, but it doesn’t change anything [about how I see him],” Tuchel told Sky Sports. The head coach later added: “It’s very hard. You can either do it or not do it. I told him before it ...
Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors
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Embarking on industrial action at this time when Nigerians need you most is not the best action to take no matter the grievances – President Buhari tells Nigerian doctors

President Buhari has asked striking medical doctors in the country to call off their lingering strike action as it is not a good thing to do no matter their grievances. The President said this while addressing leaders of the Nigeria Medical Association NMA who paid him a courtesy visit at the presidential villa on Friday, September 10. While speaking in his office, President Buhari said; “The lives of citizens that could be lost or damaged when doctors withdraw services, are precious enough to be worth opting for peaceful resolution of differences.” Protecting our citizens is not to be left to government alone, but taken as a collective responsibility, in which especially medical professionals play a critical role. Let me speak directly to the striking doctors. Embarking on i...
Immigration personnel are well paid and should not indulge in corrupt practices – Immigration boss says
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Immigration personnel are well paid and should not indulge in corrupt practices – Immigration boss says

The Comptroller of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, Tijjani Ahmed, has said that the personnel of the service are well paid and cannot engage in corrupt practices. Ahmed stated this while speaking at the grand finale of the Service Compact with All Nigerians/Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit sensitisation and enlightenment workshop themed ‘Zero tolerance approach to corruption: A pathway to quality delivery and attitudinal change'' on Thursday, September 9. In his words “This is a joint effort of SERVICOM and ACTU. The training began in our plateau state command on Jos. And from there, it is spreading to all other command centres across the country. “The idea is to sensitise officers and men of the service on vices such as corruption, es...
Reno Omokri: “It’s a man’s duty to Cook and Clean”
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Reno Omokri: “It’s a man’s duty to Cook and Clean”

Popular socio-political critic and former Presidential aide, Reno Omokri, has advised men to take up the responsibility of raising their kids, and not leave it solely to their wives. He stated that it is the man’s duty to cook, clean, and take care of ki In recent times, the discussion on if men are to engage in domestic chores or the work is to be left for the women, has been dominating the social media space. Reno Omokri has now taken to his Twitter page to share his thoughts on the topic as he stated that God ordered men to “Do the work” and women were only created to help him with the work. He wrote; “It was Adam, the man, that God ordered to do the work on Earth-Genesis 2:15. The woman, Eve, was created by God to help him-Genesis 2:20. God did NOT create Eve to do the wo...
Barcelona hand Ansu Fati number 10 shirt
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Barcelona hand Ansu Fati number 10 shirt

Barcelona have handed Ansu Fati the number 10 shirt which was recently worn by former captain Lionel Messi. The shirt became vacant after Messi left the club to continue his career with Paris St-Germain. A short clip shared by Barcelona on Twitter shows Ansu Fati wearing the shirt. It was captioned, “Our new number ten Made in La Masia @ANSUFATI.” However, fans on Twitter expressed displeasure at the club’s decision to hand the 18-year-old the shirt so soon. One @andrespoli1988 said, “Even Messi never took this no. So early… He waited for years… 30 then 19… and then finally 10./. giving him that jersey so soon feels like a disrespect to Leo.” According to @ezrandez, “Should have retired the no 10 IMO.” @akcaqil said, “Messi is the best ever to wear it and Fati can’t be ...
Maria Blames alcohol as she says she doesn’t Remember Calling Angel a Prostitute
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Maria Blames alcohol as she says she doesn’t Remember Calling Angel a Prostitute

Maria has said she doesn't remember using the word "prostitute" while gossiping about Angel with Peace and Nini. After her eviction from the Big Brother Naija house, she had an interview with the host, Ebuka, who asked her about the statement she made about Angel being a prostitute Maria replied: "I said that? Oh my God. Did I really say the word prostitute? "Well, I do take full responsibility for my words and actions. "Maybe it was the Baileys but, that's horrible. It's not a very nice thing to say." Recall that Maria, Nini, and Peace had spent minutes talking about Angel, including claiming that she has the "worst, dirtiest, nastiest vag*na" (read here) Maria was also asked during the interview about the way she treated WhiteMoney in the house. She said that aft...
‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans
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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

US President Joe Biden promised to hunt down and destroy the ISIS-K terrorists who killed 13 American service personnel and dozens of Afghans in a double suicide attack on Kabul airport. He made the promise on Thursday, August 26, as he joined UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson in vowing to continue the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan despite a "continued" risk of further bombings by the terrorist group. The ISIS-K, a terrorist group which is an enemy of the Taliban who are in control of the country, is an off-shoot of the terrorist organisation Islamic State (IS). Last night, August 26, ISIS-K claimed responsibility for the double bombing, which is believed to have killed at least 90 people and injured more than 150 others. Bodies on the floor following the bombings ...
Airbnb Promises to Provide Free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees
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Airbnb Promises to Provide Free housing for 20,000 Afghan refugees

Short-term accommodation company, Airbnb has promised to give some 20,000 refugees from Afghanistan somewhere to live. The executives of the company said the project will start today, August 24 and the firm will cover the costs of their stays. Co-founder and CEO of Airbnb, Brian Chesky, wrote in a Twitter thread on Tuesday: ‘Starting today, Airbnb will begin housing 20,000 Afghan refugees globally for free. ‘While we will be paying for these stays, we could not do this without the generosity of our hosts. ‘If you’re willing to host a refugee family, reach out and I’ll connect you with the right people here to make it happen! ‘The displacement and resettlement of Afghan refugees in the US and elsewhere is one of the biggest humanitarian crises of our time. We feel a respo...
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...
‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan
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‘Imbecilic, tragic, unnecessary’ – Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair slams Joe Biden’s decision to leave Afghanistan

Former UK prime minister, Tony Blair has blasted US president, Joe Biden’s ‘imbecilic’ decision to leave Afghanistan. According to Tony Blair the US' military exit was not in the West or Afghanistan’s interest. Blair who took the UK to war in the country 20 years ago, called the pull out ‘tragic, dangerous and unnecessary’, adding that the move had ‘every Jihadist group round the world cheering’. In a 2,700 word article on the threat of ‘radical Islam’, Blair said there will be a reversal of gains made during the occupation, with the Taliban reasserting itself across most of the country in recent days. As the clock runs down on the August 31 deadline, he said Britain has a ‘moral obligation’ to stay until ‘all those who need to be are evacuated’. He then issued a sta...
Southampton vs Man United: Solskjaer identifies two vital players in his squad
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Southampton vs Man United: Solskjaer identifies two vital players in his squad

Manchester United boss, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, believes both Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba are vital to his team. Solskjaer hinted that he sees Fernandes and Pogba as talismanic figures within the Man United squad. Fernandes and Pogba were impressive for Man United last weekend as they defeated Leeds United 5-1 at Old Trafford. The Portugal international scored a hat-trick against Leeds, while Pogba gave four assists during the encounter. “As a footballer, when you look around and you see good footballers next to you that puts another layer of responsibility on yourself and your own performances,” Solskjaer said at his pre-match press conference ahead of Man United’s away Premier League clash with Southampton on Sunday afternoon. You have to play well to be in the team, yo...
AFN unveils new Anti-Doping Commission Members
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AFN unveils new Anti-Doping Commission Members

The Athletics Federation of Nigeria has announced a seven-man Medical and Anti-Doping Commission headed by Professor Ken Anugweje. Tonobok Okowa, president of the federation, made the announcement Sunday in Tokyo, venue of the ongoing Olympic Games. Others members of the commission are Dr Paul Onyido, Dr Femi Ayorinde, Dr Effi Usen and Dr Bukola Bojuwoye, as well as a yet to be appointed Technical Director of the federation, while Inwang Mfon is the commission’s secretary. Okowa said the announcement of the members of the new commission became very necessary to ensure the country was removed from the unwanted categorisation as one of World Athletics member federations with the highest doping risks. “The commission has been charged with the responsibility of ensuring Nigeria i...
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AFN appoints new anti-doping Commission head after Olympics ban

After the disqualification of 10 Nigerian athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by the Athletics Integrity Unit over their inability to meet anti-doping requirements, the Athletics Federation of Nigeria has announced the appointment of Professor Ken Anugweje as head of the Medical and Anti- Doping Commission of the federation. Anugweje’s appointment was announced in a statement by AFN President Tonobok Okowa on Thursday. Okowa said Anugweje’s appointment was to prevent any future occurrences. He also said the federation took responsibility for the disqualification of the athletes at the Olympics. “The AFN bears responsibility for any lapses that may have occurred during the process and reassures Nigerians that our performances will not be negatively impacted. “The presiden...

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