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The Media Must be Sensitive to Nigeria’s Current Situation – Buhari
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The Media Must be Sensitive to Nigeria’s Current Situation – Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked Nigerians to be sensitive to Nigeria's current situation in their reportage. Buhari in a statement issued on Sunday May 2 by his spokesman Femi Adesina ahead of the World Press Freedom day on May 3, said the media should not encourage incendiary words and actions that could further hurt our unity in diversity. The President also pledged greater cooperation with the media to discharge its duties, in line with the theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day, ‘Information as a Public Good.’ He said; “The media must be sensitive to what we are going through as a country, and anything that would exacerbate the situation, and further inflame passions and emotions, should be avoided. “The media needs to ensure that while informing, educating,...
First Bank announces new MD/CEO
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First Bank announces new MD/CEO

First Bank has announced the appointment of Mr Gbenga Shobo as its new Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer. The Board of First Bank of Nigeria approved Shobo's appointment at a meeting today, April 28. Mr Shobo, who is the current Deputy Managing Director, succeeds Sola Adeduntan, who will be leaving the bank in accordance with the bank’s term limit for its Chief Executives. According to the bank, the decision is subject to all regulatory approvals Announcing the appointments, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria Limited said: "We are proud to announce Gbenga Shobo as our new MD/CEO. His appointment has proven the resilience of our succession planning mechanisms and the value we place on our long-standing corporate governance practices, which un...
My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi
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My sister-in-law is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits’ – Heartbroken Nigerian man writes presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi

A Nigerian man whose sister-in-law, Dorathy Yohanna, is among the three Greenfield University students killed by bandits, has written an emotional letter to the presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, asking him to talk to his boss. The man, Yamai, with the Twitter handle, @ydcoal, said his mother-in-law has been unable to eat or even take a shower since Dorathy was abducted on Tuesday April 20. He said it is devastating that the answer to her prayers for the safe return of her child is now the news of her demise in the hands of those who abducted her. His tweets read ''Hi @toluogunlesi, my sister-in-law was among the 3 dead students found today from Greenfield University. We are all trying to unpack our feelings. People’s children have become sports for bandits & kidnappers. I...
Sandra Iheuwa Apologizes to Ubi Franklin’s Alleged Lover Renee for Wishing her to be Barren, Accuses Ubi of Cloning her Credit card and Being a Deadbeat Dad
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Sandra Iheuwa Apologizes to Ubi Franklin’s Alleged Lover Renee for Wishing her to be Barren, Accuses Ubi of Cloning her Credit card and Being a Deadbeat Dad

Ubi Franklin's 3rd babymama, Sandra Iheuwa, has apologized to his alleged girlfriend, Renee, who she prayed to be barren. Renee and Sandra came for each other's wigs on Tuesday, April 20 with claims and counterclaims of character assassination. Sandra got so enraged that she went on IG live and cursed Renee, saying she will never carry a child in her womb. In a video she posted this morning, Sandra apologized for her outburst. ''I want to apologise to Renee. You would not be barren. You are going to have a lot of children. That came from a place of anger''she said Sandra in her video mentioned that she was married some years ago and share two daughters with her husband whom she divorced in 2017. She said along the line she met Ubi Franklin in May 2017 in London. She said Ubi ca...
Russian Billionaire’s Ex-wife Wins £453m in Britain’s Biggest Divorce Settlement after her Husband and Son Plotted to Hide Fortune
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Russian Billionaire’s Ex-wife Wins £453m in Britain’s Biggest Divorce Settlement after her Husband and Son Plotted to Hide Fortune

A Russian billionaire's ex-wife has won £453million in Britain's biggest divorce settlement today, Wednesday, April 21. The court settlement comes after a judge found that Tatiana Akhmedova's former husband and son plotted to keep her from getting huge settlement by hiding his assets. She also accused their 27-year-old son, Temur Akhmedov, of acting as his dad's "lieutenant" in the legal battle. Making the ruling in Ms Akhmedova's favour, the judge granted her £453m after noting the "formidable smokescreen" created to conceal assets. The case is reportedly the most expensive divorce case ever. Ms Akhmedova, a Russian who lives in London, said her son (pictured below) helped his father, Farkhad Akhmedova hide assets. During their marriage they enjoyed a lavish lif...
‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’
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‘I’ve let you down’ – Liverpool owner John W Henry takes full responsibility for Super League ‘disruption’

The Reds' principal owner has finally broken his silence on the controversial plans which rocked football and left fans and players furious Liverpool owner John W Henry has apologised to supporters and taken full responsibility for the club's involvement in the ill-fated Super League. It was announced late on Tuesday night that the Reds had "discontinued" their involvement in the controversial breakaway league, having originally been one of the 12 founder members. Their withdrawal, and that of the five other Premier League clubs involved, came on the back of widespread anger and condemnation, from supporters, media pundits and players alike. Liverpool's statement on Tuesday amounted to just 47 words, and offered nothing by way of an apology, but Henry, the club's principal ...
Taraba: SWAN Urges Ishaku to Appoint Substantive Director of Sports
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Taraba: SWAN Urges Ishaku to Appoint Substantive Director of Sports

  Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, has been urged to tread the paths of his colleagues, by appointing a substantive Director of Sports, has been made by the national leadership of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) The leadership of SWAN, who made the call via it deputy National Deputy President, Abubakar Sadiq Moyoyo, while playing host to the Taraba state Executive of the association, Tuesday in Jalingo, said it has become necessary for the state government to fashion out measures that would produce a substantive Director of sports in the state. Also expressing dismay at the poor performance of the state contingents to the just-concluded National Sports Festival in the state that prides itself as the Heart Beat of Nation (Edo), he believe...
Etinosa Slams a Follower who told her her Baby Daddy is Responsible for her Success
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Etinosa Slams a Follower who told her her Baby Daddy is Responsible for her Success

Etinosa has slammed a follower who attributed her success to her baby daddy. The actress took to Instagram to say that the only man who can claim responsibility for her success is her father. Some followers responded, saying her baby daddy is also responsible for her success. One such follower said since Etinosa's daughter is a part of her success, then her child's father can boast about being part of her success. Etinosa blasted the follower, telling her that a baby "has nothing to do with success" and a "child is a human being not a commodity or achievement. " Read her response below.
Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year in prison for pro-democracy protests
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Media Tycoon, Jimmy Lai sentenced to one year in prison for pro-democracy protests

Hong Kong pro-democracy media tycoon, Jimmy Lai has been sentenced to 12 months in prison after being found guilty of unauthorized assembly. Lai was among nine of Hong Kong's most prominent democracy campaigners found guilty of organizing and participating in one of the city's biggest-ever protests in 2019. Organizers say 1.7 million people, almost one-quarter of Hong Kong's population turned out for a huge rally that formed the backbone of demonstrations that wracked the city throughout 2019. Nine activists were sentenced for participating in the demonstration on 18 August 2019. Another three received sentences in relation to a separate protest on 31 August. They include veteran campaigner Martin Lee, 82, and lawyer Margaret Ng, 73, whose sentences were suspended. D...
‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing
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‘It’s time to end America’s longest war’ – Biden announces troops will leave Afghanistan 20 years after World Trade Center bombing

US President, Joe Biden on Wednesday  April14, formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into the country to wage its longest war. Biden delivered the historic statement from precisely the same spot in the White House Treaty Room that President George W. Bush announced the start of the war on October 7, 2001. Biden said after the statement he'll visit the section of Arlington National Cemetery where many of America's war dead from Afghanistan are buried. He also added that American diplomatic and humanitarian efforts will continue in Afghanistan while the US would support peace efforts between the Afghan government and...
Why Mourinho May Never Be ‘The Special One’ Again
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Why Mourinho May Never Be ‘The Special One’ Again

Former Liverpool striker Stan Collymore says for Jose Mourinho to be regarded as the ‘Special One’, again he has to adopt a different approach in terms of man-management. It has been a tough season for Mourinho and his Spurs players as they are in danger of missing out of top-four as they are currently seventh. They’ve since been eliminated in the Europa League but will feature in the League Cup final. Poor results have seen the former Chelsea manager criticize his players in public. And Collymore believes Mourinho needs to take a different view to get back to his best. “If Jose Mourinho is ever going to be the ‘Special One’ again, and he’s still young enough to do it, then he has to realise his old-school approach to man-management is a problem,” he wrote on The Mirror....
I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige
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I Didn’t Know Doctors Were still being Paid N5000 Hazard Allowance Until COVID-19 Pandemic – Ngige

Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige has said that he didn't know that doctors in the country were still being paid N5000 hazard allowance until the COVID-19 pandemic. Recounting how he and two others wrote the circular that brought in payment of hazard allowance to medical doctors in 1991 during an interview on NTA on Wednesday April 8, Ngige said the last time the hazard allowance was reviewed for all medical personnel was in 2009. He also accused the Nigerian Medical Association of abdicating its responsiblity and not making any move to ask for that allowance to be reviewed and adjusted. Ngige said; “The hazard allowance for medical doctors came on board in 1991 under circular 1 of 1991. There were three of us that wrote that circular. I was there as deputy director. “The di...
Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian
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Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian

Arsenal forward, Willian has said that he is too scared to look at his phone at times for fear of racial abuse on social media. The Brazilian said this following the racial attacks on Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.. The Liverpool stars were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals first leg clash with the Real Madrid game on Tuesday. Willian is calling for the handlers of the social media platforms to take more responsibility for their output. “Does it frighten me to look at my phone? Yes, sometimes, to be honest,” Willian said, according to Express. “We are human. I want to understand who these people think they are to come to speak like that to us. “It really affects me when they talk about my fam...
Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid
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Klopp Explains why he Removed Keita During First half Against Real Madrid

  Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, has claimed he took off Naby Keita in the first half of their 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid on Tuesday for tactical reasons. It was only Keita’s ninth start of the season. With three minutes left in the first half and the Reds down 2-0, Klopp substituted the 26-year-old off and replaced him with Thiago Alcantara. Speaking in his post-match press conference on the Keita sub, Klopp said: “Yeah, it was tactical. These are the things I don’t like in the job. You do that and it’s like one player is responsible for the performance in the first half. “Naby was not responsible for that. He didn’t play for a while, especially not from the start. Naby was not good in the game, but to be honest I could have made a few more changes in that moment....
President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies
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President Buhari’s Official Driver Sa’idu Afaka dies

The official driver of President Muhammadu Buhari, Master Warrant Officer Sa’idu Afaka, is dead. Late Afaka died at the State House Clinic, Abuja on Tuesday, April 6, after a prolonged illness. A statement released by presidential aide, Garba Shehu, states that President Buhari extends his heartfelt condolences to the family of late Afaka. The president also commiserated with the Government and people of Kaduna State and described the late Afaka as an honest, capable and reliable person who handled his job with utmost care and responsibility. The President recalled that in 2016 the soldier, while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, picked up a bag containing a large amount of foreign currencies and turned it over to the National Hajj Commission, an action which earned him praises f...
“I Dated a Married man, but he was the One who Lured me into it” Actress Francis Odigie says as she Begs Nigerians to Force her alleged Baby Daddy to take Responsibility for their Child
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“I Dated a Married man, but he was the One who Lured me into it” Actress Francis Odigie says as she Begs Nigerians to Force her alleged Baby Daddy to take Responsibility for their Child

Actress Francis Odigie has asked Nigerians to help her out as her child's father, a married man, has allegedly refused to have anything to do with their child. The actress claims her baby daddy is Dumez Edo, a.k.a Eruwaila 1 of Amsterdam. She claims she met him when when she was 32. She says he was sincere with her about being married but told her his wife is abroad and they wouldn't cross parts. She says he made her believe he wanted to be in her life and even prevented her from being with other men. She alleges that he broke her sim card and would fight any man who said "hi" to her. She explains that as a result, she stuck with him. However, when she became pregnant for him, she claims he asked her to abort the child. She says she did the first time but he later ...
Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet
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Nigeria Air Force Dismisses Video Released by Boko Haram Members Claiming it Brought Down the Missing Fighter Jet

The Nigerian Air Force has dismissed claims by Boko Haram sect that its members brought down the missing Alpha jet on Wednesday, March 31. The sect members today, April 2, released a video claiming responsibility for bringing down the jet. However, in an interview with newsmen, the Director Public Relations and Information Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet, said the viral video could be clips from a previous incident and that the force will not be going into speculations based on the videos released. “We have seen some videos but there is nothing that has proven that the aircraft in those clips belongs to us, or have you seen a Nigerian Air Force aircraft number or the body of Air Force pilot or have you seen any Air Force uniform until we get all these details ou...
Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary
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Nigerian Lady Reveals What her Husband did after She Gave him Almost all her Salary

A Nigerian lady has shared her husband's reaction after she gave him almost all her salary. In a Twitter thread, the lady with the handle, @jagzangel, said she offered to reduce the financial burden on her husband after she received her salary and she could see how relieved he was when she took up some of the bills. According to her, she is a helper to her hubby and not a responsibility. She said in appreciation, her husband went to the market without telling her, stocked up their home, and thereafter, cooked and served her . Read her tweets below ''My salary came yesterday and immediately I received alert, I rushed to my husband and asked him how much he needs me to contribute after informing him that my salary has been paid. Oga thought I was joking and mentioned a figure t...
UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day
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UN Condemns Myanmar Military’s ‘Shameful, Cowardly’ Attacks on Peaceful Protesters after 114 People are Killed in one Day

Following another day of widespread bloodshed by the Myanmar military that left at least 114 people dead in just one day, top senior UN officials have denounced the “systematic” attacks on peaceful demonstrators in Myanmar stating that the international community has a responsibility to protect the people from atrocities. Alice Wairimu Nderitu, Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, and Michelle Bachelet, High Commissioner for Human Rights, strongly condemned the Myanmar military’s widespread and lethal attacks against peaceful protesters, as well as other serious violations of human rights since the military in the country seized power on 1 February. “The shameful, cowardly, brutal actions of the military and police – who have been filmed shooting at protesters as they f...
20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday
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20 Worshippers Wounded as Two Suicide Bombers Target Church in Indonesia on Palm Sunday

Two suspected suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a Catholic church in the Indonesian city of Makassar on Sunday, March 28, wounding about 20 people on the first day of the Easter Holy Week. National police spokesman Inspector General Argo Yuwono said at a press conference in Jakarta that the worshippers suffered from wounds around their necks, chests and legs. Some had blisters on their hands and feet. The explosion occurred when the congregation had been inside the church on the island of Sulawesi, South Sulawesi police spokesman E Zulpan told Reuters. The two suspected suicide bombers are confirmed dead, said Coodinating Minister for Polical, Legal and Security Affairs, Mahfud MD. The minister said he has ordered the police and military to increase security in...
Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta Names who to Blame for Martinelli’s Snub
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Arsenal vs Olympiacos: Arteta Names who to Blame for Martinelli’s Snub

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has accepted full responsibility for Gabriel Martinelli’s recent absence. The 19-year-old burst onto the scene last season, where he netted 10 goals in all competitions for the Gunners. But he picked up a serious knee injury in June, which ruled him out of action until December. Since returning to action he is yet to complete 90 minutes and has largely had to settle for cameo appearances off the bench. Ahead of Arsenal’s Europa League last-16 second leg against Olympiacos, Arteta was asked if Martinelli was to blame for his lack of minutes. But he replied: “No if anything it’s my fault. He’s done everything perfect. “His attitude cannot be any better. He needs to be a little bit patient and he will get his chance.”
Enugu assembly to drop life pension bill for ex-governors after it triggered an outcry
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Enugu assembly to drop life pension bill for ex-governors after it triggered an outcry

The bill seeking life pension for former governors of Enugu state is undergoing a major reconsideration by the state house of assembly. This is coming after protesters stormed the assembly complex at about 11 am on Tuesday March 16, demanding that the bill should be withdrawn. The executive bill titled ‘Enugu State Gubernatorial Pensions Bill 2021’, grants at least 900 percent of a governor’s annual salary as monetary entitlements for the former occupants of the office every year after leaving office. It also has provisions for major expenses an ex-governor can incur in his/her life, including financial responsibility for burial. Former Governor's wife are also entitled to N12 million as annual medical allowance. Speaking at the plenary today March 16, speaker of the hou...
Man Utd Announces New Appointments
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Man Utd Announces New Appointments

  Manchester United on Wednesday announced new appointments. John Murtough is now the club’s first football director, while Darren Fletcher is their first technical director. Murtough has been promoted from head of football development, while Fletcher returned to the club in January as part of manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s backroom staff. United in a statement, explained that Murtough, who has been at Old Trafford for seven years, “will have overall leadership and responsibility for operations and strategy across all football functions.” Fletcher, on his part, will “add technical input and direction into all football and performance areas and focus on a coordinated and long-term approach to player and squad development.” The Red Devils are currently second in th...
You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs
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You Have Few Weeks to Secure the Country – President Buhari Tells Service Chiefs

President Buhari has given a marching order to the new service chiefs who he decorated today March 5. Speaking at the presidential villa, Abuja, the Nigerian leader told the service chiefs that they have few weeks to secure the country. Buhari also asked them to identify competent officers irrespective of seniority and paper qualification and deploy them to make sure that the country is secured. He said; “During our four-hour security meeting, on Tuesday, I had taken the responsibility as Commander-in-Chief for you to go out into the field and secure the country. “You have got a few weeks to do that because by the rainy season, we expect people to develop confidence and go back to the land. “So that we don’t get into trouble by being away from the field and therefore un...
Ex-NFL Player, Kellen Winslow II Jailed for 14-years for Rape and Assault
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Ex-NFL Player, Kellen Winslow II Jailed for 14-years for Rape and Assault

Former NFL player Kellen Winslow II has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for multiple rapes and other sexual offenses against five women in southern California. The 37-year-old son of Chargers hall of fame receiver Kellen Winslow appeared via video conference at the hearing in a California court on Wednesday, March 3. At the hearing, Winslow II declined to comment before his sentence, saying his lawyers had advised him not to speak. Judge Blaine Bowman said Winslow can only be described with “two words, and that is sexual predator.” Bowman said Winslow selected women who were vulnerable because of their age or their living situation with the idea that “hopefully he would get away with it in his mind.” Winslow was convicted of forcible rape, rape of an unconscious pe...
We Can’t Depend On Buhari Alone For Nigeria’s Security – Femi Adesina
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We Can’t Depend On Buhari Alone For Nigeria’s Security – Femi Adesina

  of The presidency on Monday said Nigeri­ans will be making a grave mistake if they believe that it is the sole re­sponsibility President Mu­hammadu Buhari to provide security for the country. Femi Adesina, Special Ad­viser on Media and Publicity, who disclosed this while fea­turing as a guest on Channels Television programme, ‘Poli­tics Today’, said the president was right when he charged school owners, including state and local governments, to scale up security around their educational institu­tions. According to him, while he swore to protect the lives and property of Nigerians as the commander-in-chief of the armed forces, every Ni­gerian is part of the security architecture of the country. “That can only be wrong and it can only be part of the problem, rather ...
Transborder Drug Trafficker Arrested With N1bn Worth of Cocaine in Sokoto
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Transborder Drug Trafficker Arrested With N1bn Worth of Cocaine in Sokoto

Operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Sokoto State have arrested a 36-year-old suspected transborder drug trafficker, Nkem Timothy, alias Auwalu Audu, while trying to cross to Algeria through Niger Republic with 62 wraps of substance suspected to be cocaine. Director, Media & Advocacy, NDLEA Headquarters, Abuja, Mr Femi Babafemi, who made these known in a statement in Abuja on Sunday February 28, said the substance which weighed 1.550kg, has an estimated street value of about N1 billion. He said the illicit drug was neatly concealed inside yoghurt bottles. Babafemi in the statement said the suspect who resides in Algeria, was intercepted on a motorcycle around the baggage area at Illela border while trying to cross to the Niger Republic. “He was f...
School Abductions: We are Very Close to Accepting a Culture of the Unacceptable – Soyinka
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School Abductions: We are Very Close to Accepting a Culture of the Unacceptable – Soyinka

Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka has expressed how disappointed he is with the increased school abductions in the country. Soyinka who spoke during an award lecture and public presentation of his latest book, ‘Chronicles of the Happiest People on Earth’, held in Ogun state on Saturday February 27, said Nigerians are close to accepting a culture of the unacceptable. The nobel laureate accused those at the top of failing and also added that there is no point in trying to reason it out, to find excuses and to lay blame. He said; “The abductions of our children, when will it end; how will it end? I don’t think anyone of us can tell. But it is important that we continue to stress and to remind ourselves that, not only are these abnormal times, but it seems to be, to me anyway, times o...
ISIS bride, Shamima Begum Cannot Return to the UK, Supreme Court Rules
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ISIS bride, Shamima Begum Cannot Return to the UK, Supreme Court Rules

Shamima Begum, who left the UK for Syria to join the Islamic State group as a teenager, will not be allowed to return and fight her citizenship case, the Supreme Court has ruled. In February 2015, at just 15, Shamima travelled from her east London home to Syria with two school friends. She was married off to an ISIS fighter from the Netherlands and lived under ISIS rule for more than three years. Her British citizenship was revoked on national security grounds after she was found, nine months pregnant, in a Syrian refugee camp in February 2019. On Friday, February 26, 2021, five Supreme Court justices unanimously turned down her request to be able to return to the UK to fight for her citizenship to be restored. Ms. Begum, 21, who is currently in a camp controlled by arm...
Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8
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Argentina’s Medical Board to Rule on Diego Maradona’s Death on March 8

Argentina's public prosecutor's office will convene a medical board on March 8 to decide whether the late football legend Diego Maradona was given proper treatment before his death, legal sources said on Tuesday, February 23. The Argetine football legend died of a heart attack on November 25, weeks after undergoing brain surgery on a blood clot. Investigators are trying to determine whether or not there was negligence in Maradona's health care before he died. According to reports from Argentina, nine experts will be called on March 8 including the medical examiners that took part in Maradona's autopsy. The public prosecutor in San Isidro, a suburb of the capital Buenos Aires, has also called two more witnesses to appear before investigators on Thursday: a nursing coordinato...
Entire School Board Resigns after mocking Parents in Accidental Video Call
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Entire School Board Resigns after mocking Parents in Accidental Video Call

An entire California school board on Monday, February 22, resigned after making disparaging remarks about parents in an online meeting that was unknowingly being publicly live-streamed. "They want to pick on us because they want their babysitters back," one member said about parents during the meeting on Friday last week. Another board member said that parents wanted their children out of the house so they could take drugs during the day. The board members however did not know that parents had been joining the public call as it progressed. "Uh-oh," said board member Kim Beede when she was told, several minutes into the discussion that it was now public. The board members upon noticing  the call was public then immediately put the call into private status. But an NBC r...
Man Sentenced to Death over Kidnap and Beheading of French Tourist Hervé Gourdel in Algeria
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Man Sentenced to Death over Kidnap and Beheading of French Tourist Hervé Gourdel in Algeria

An Algerian court has sentenced a man to death over the kidnap and murder of a French mountain climber, Hervé Gourdel in 2014. Hervé Gourdel, 55, was abducted while exploring Djurdjura National Park and later a graphic beheading video emerged of his death. The Jund al-Khilafa group, affiliated to the Islamic State, claiming responsibility for his death leading to widespread condemnation. His captors say they posted a video of his beheading online after France refused to comply with their demand to halt its air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. The French president at the time, François Hollande, condemned the killing as a "cruel and cowardly" act. His body was not found until January 2015, after Algeria mobilised thousands of troops to aid in...
PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits
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PDP Demands the Sack of Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi, for Asking Nigerians to Defend Themselves Against Bandits

< The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the immediate sack of the Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi, for ''abdicating his statutory duties'' by asking unarmed Nigerians to defend themselves against armed aggression by bandits and terrorists. Speaking at the National Assembly on Wednesday, February 17, Magashi while reacting to the abduction of staff and students of Government Science College in Niger state, said; ''Is it (security issue) the responsibility of the military alone? We shouldn’t be cowards. It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary. We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fire shots everybody will run. In our younger days, we stand to fight...
Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits
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Defence Minister, Bashir Magashi Asks Nigerians To Confront Bandits

Minister of Defence, Major General (rtd) Bashir Magashi, has asked Nigerians to summon courage and stand up to the gunmen wreaking havoc across the country. Speaking with newsmen on the sideline of the screening of Service Chiefs by the House of Representatives on Wednesday, Magashi described those who abducted staff and students of a secondary school in Kagara community in Rafi Local Government Area of Niger State, as cowards. He said Nigerians have the responsibility to ensure there is adequate security around them. Magashi said, “Well, is it the responsibility of the military alone? It is the responsibility of everybody to be alert and ensure safety when necessary.” “We shouldn’t be cowards. Sometimes the bandits come with about three rounds of ammunition and when they fir...
UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses
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UNIOSUN Teaching Hospital Denies Invasion by Hoodlums, Snatching of Corpses

  The management of Osun State University, UNIOSUN teaching hospital has denied a report that hoodlums invaded the hospital last week to retrieve the corpse of a patient who died of COVID-19. The report said the family of a deceased COVID-19 patient invited hoodlums to carry their corpses from the hospital without obeying NCDC guidelines. There were reports on Tuesday that hoodlums attacked the hospital and allegedly unplugged the life-support machines of some patients in the Accident and Emergency Unit. A statement by the Public Relations Officer, Ayodele Adeyemo, on Sunday confirmed that two patients who were admitted to the Holding Bay died before the result of their COVID-19 test was released. The result which came after their death confirmed that the patients d...
Jose Mourinho Under Attack for Playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to Manchester City
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Jose Mourinho Under Attack for Playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Tottenham’s Defeat to Manchester City

  Former Tottenham manager, Jamie Redknapp, has criticized the club’s head coach, Jose Mourinho for playing Dele Alli and Gareth Bale in Spurs’ 3-0 defeat against Manchester City on Saturday. Redknapp said Mourinho has treated Alli and Bale badly and brought in the duo to bail him out during Tottenham’s clash against Man City at Etihad. According to him, Mourinho must take full responsibility for Tottenham’s decline and for upsetting too many people including Alli and Bale who he needs as allies. Mourinho’s men lost to Pep Guardiola’s side thanks to a goal from Rodri and a brace from Ilkay Gundogan. “He [Jose Mourinho] brings in Dele Alli and Gareth Bale. He wants them to bail him out,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “He’s been treating them badly – they have not been...
Some of the #EndSARS Protesters are Rogues and Thieves- Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi, Says
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Some of the #EndSARS Protesters are Rogues and Thieves- Minister of Defense, Bashir Magashi, Says

The Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (retd.), has said over 60 percent of those who participated in the #EndSARS protests don’t know why they participated in the demonstrations and that some of them are rogues and thieves. Magashi said this after participating in the revalidation exercise of the All Progressives Congress in Kano on Saturday, February 13. “There is a basic responsibility of the government, and that is to protect every Nigerian, whoever he is. We always believe that given the necessary intelligence, no agent of government will sit down and fold its hands without doing something. This #EndSARS issue, if you recall, the minister of information has briefed this nation and alerted that something like this is coming; and we know we are always prepared....
Huesca vs Real Madrid: Let us fight – Zidane Clashes with Reporters
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Huesca vs Real Madrid: Let us fight – Zidane Clashes with Reporters

Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane,has clashed with reporters ahead of their LaLiga game at Huesca, demanding for respect. On Friday, Zidane said journalists should “tell me to my face that you want me to go”. The Frenchman had missed Real’s last two games while recovering from COVID-19. A 2-1 defeat to Levante last weekend saw Los Blancos fall 10 points behind leaders, Atletico Madrid in the title race. They were also eliminated from both the Spanish Supercopa and Copa del Rey last month. “Are you serious? Everyday I’m out, and you know it,” Zidane said when asked if he was being defensive of his position and his team. “Last year we won the league. We did. Real Madrid. “Next year they will have to do things, make changes maybe. But this year we have the right to...
”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents
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”If you Want Peace to Reign, Miyetti Allah Must be Arrested”- Benue state gov, Samuel Ortom, tells FG and Security agents

Benue state governor, Samuel Oryom, has said that for peace to reign across the country, the Federal government and security agencies need to get the leadership of Miyetti Allah arrested. Governor Ortom who spoke during a meeting in his state today February 3, said the members of the group have owned up to carrying out nefarious activities and wonders why the Federal government is yet to act.   ''This country belongs to all of us and the presidency must act fast because time is going. From North West, North East, North Central, South West, South East, South South, there is general insecurity and this being propelled by herdsmen. I have made it a petition to the President and all security agencies before, that if they want peace, Miyetti Allah must be arrested. These are ...
FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election
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FIFA Rejects Petition to Investigate Amaju Pinnick over Corruption allegations ahead of FIFA council election

World football governing body, FIFA, has rejected a request seeking an investigation of  Nigeria Footbal Federation boss, Amaju Pinnick ahead of the FIFA Council elections. Pinnick has been cleared by the Fifa Review Committee to contest for a seat in the Fifa Council at the 43rd Ordinary General Assembly of Caf, scheduled for March 12 in Morocco. Former President of National Association of Nigerian Footballers, Harrison Jalla, wrote a petition to Fifa, alleging Pinnick lacks integrity, is corrupt and should not contest for a position on the Fifa council. Fifa has now responded, explaining the body is not obliged to open an investigation into Pinnick as requested by Harrison Jalla, and if they will, it bould be at their discretion. “We acknowledge receipt of your correspond...
Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO After 26 Years at the Helm
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Jeff Bezos to Step Down as Amazon CEO After 26 Years at the Helm

The world's richest man, Jeff Bezos will step down as Amazon CEO later this year and transition to the role of executive chair, the company has announced. According to the February 2 announcement, Bezos will be replaced by Andy Jassy. Bezos has been Amazon's CEO since its founding in 1995 and grew the company from an online bookseller into a $1.7 trillion global retail and logistics Heavyweight. His replacement, Jassy has worked for Amazon since 1997 and currently serves as CEO of the company's cloud business, Amazon Web Services.. Bezos said in a letter to employees Tuesday that he is excited to take the next step. "Being the CEO of Amazon is a deep responsibility, and it's consuming," Bezos wrote. "When you have a responsibility like that, it's hard to put attention...
What Koeman said about Messi after Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Athletic Club
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What Koeman said about Messi after Barcelona’s 2-1 victory over Athletic Club

    Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, has insisted that captain, Lionel Messi, deserves respect because he has done so much for Spanish football. Koeman said this after Barcelona defeated Athletic Club 2-1 in the La Liga on Sunday night, thanks to two goals from Messi and Antoine Griezmann. The Dutchman was reacting to a publication by a newspaper in Spain concerning Messi’s contract with Barcelona earlier on Sunday. “What has come out is intended to damage him. Messi deserves respect,” Koeman told a post-match press conference after the game. “He has done so much for Spanish football. There are people out to hurt FC Barcelona and Messi. “If it turns out to be someone on the inside, then that is very bad, and they should have no future at the club.” Mean...
Prince William calls for an end to ‘despicable’ racist abuse of footballers
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Prince William calls for an end to ‘despicable’ racist abuse of footballers

Prince William has called for an end to the 'despicable' racist abuse of footballers following a series of incidents against some stars. In a series of tweets, he urged Facebook and Twitter to crackdown on people attempting to spread 'hate and division' and make them accountable for their actions. 'Racist abuse - whether on the pitch, in the stands, or on social media - is despicable and it must stop now,' the prince said in a post. 'We all have a responsibility to create an environment where such abuse is not tolerated, and those who choose to spread hate and division are held accountable for their actions. 'That responsibility extends to the platforms where so much of this activity now takes place. He continued: 'I commend all those players, supporters, clubs and organ...
Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians
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Wear Your Face Masks to Avoid Another Lockdown – Presidency Warns Nigerians

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

Abubakar Shekau’s faction of Boko Haram, Jama’atu Ahlussunnah Lidda’awati Wal Jihad, has released a new video in which it claims responsibility for killing 78 farmers in Zabarmari area of Borno State, Northeast Nigeria on Saturday. HumAngle reported that the migrant farmers from Sokoto State, North-western Nigeria, were tied and slaughtered by the terrorists. The terrorists had also burnt the farm they were cultivating after beheading them one after another. In the new released three minutes 37-second video, titled “رسالة جديدة” (a new message), Boko Haram accused the farmers of arresting one of its members and handing him to the Nigerian military. “You think you can nab our brother and hand him to soldiers and live in peace,” a masked commander of the group asked in the vi...
Kwara Deputy Governor’s Staff Contract COVID-19
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Kwara Deputy Governor’s Staff Contract COVID-19

At least, four top officials in the deputy governor’s office in Kwara State have been infected with the deadly coronavirus disease. Warning the people of the state to always adhere strictly with the safety protocols on the disease, the deputy governor, Mr Kayode Alabi, called on Kwarans “to take responsibility in the fight against COVID-19.” In a statement by the Press Secretary in Ilorin on Sunday, Modupe Joel, the deputy governor said, “The only antidote against COVID-19, is to obey all government and health officials precautionary measures. These he explained, included wearing of face masks, avoidance of large gatherings, adherence to physical distancing, washing of hands with soap and running water or sanitizers among others.” Alabi also advised all ministries, depa...
Judge Orders Rick Ross to Pay his Babymama Briana Camille $8,500 in Temporary Child Support
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Judge Orders Rick Ross to Pay his Babymama Briana Camille $8,500 in Temporary Child Support

A judge has ruled that rapper Rick Ross will have to pay up $8,500 a month in temporary child support to his ex-girlfriend and baby mama, Briana Camille, who is pregnant with their third child. According to the order, which was obtained by BOSSIP, Judge Christopher Edwards ordered the rapper to begin making $8,500 a month payment last week, the order states amid their child support battle. The judge ruled that $6,000 of the child payment will go towards caring for the couple’s two kids, Berkeley, three, and Billion, who is almost two, while $2,500 will pay for a nanny to help with the kids while Briana continues with a “high risk” pregnancy of the couple’s third child. Ross will also pay up $40,000 towards Briana’s legal fees and $23,337 to cover her out of pocket expenses...
You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties
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You Have 10 Days Left for Primaries in Edo State – INEC tells political parties

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has told political parties interested in the Edo state governorship election that they have 10 days to conduct their primary election. The electoral commission's chairman, Mahmood Yakubu made the announcement during an inter-agency consultative committee on election meeting on Wednesday June 17. Mahmood stated that INEC will not extend the deadline for political parties that fail to submit the names of their candidates for the election. He said; All political parties interested in fielding candidates for the election are reminded that they must conclude their primaries for the nomination of candidates in the next ten days,” Yakubu said. “The deadline is Saturday, 27th June, 2020. I must stress that the date is firm and...
Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi
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Femi Adesina Lacks Respect for Elders – Arewa Youths Blast Buhari’s aide for attacking Ango Abdullahi

The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has criticised President Muhammadu Buhari’s spokesman, Femi Adesina over his comment against the Northern Elders’ Forum. AYCF called on Adesina to stop what it termed insults and unguarded words against NEF’s convener, Prof. Ango Abdullahi. Recall that Abdullahi had accused Buhari of failing in his responsibility of protecting people of the North, following several attacks by bandits and insurgents. The NEF convener had cried out that the North was at the mercy of criminals who are constantly terrorizing them. Responding, Adesina described NEF as mere irritant and featherweight. The presidential spokesman said NEF lacked good leaders However, AYCF berated Adesina for attacking NEF’s leadership, stressing that Buhari’s ...
CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity
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CAN Mocks Government Over Insecurity

The Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, Kaduna State chapter, has expressed concern over the increased mass killings and insecurity in the north. The association particularly expressed great concern over the increased killings in Kaduna, Katsina, Sokoto and Borno States, and indeed the country at large. Rev. John Joseph Hayab, the state CAN chairman in a statement issued on Monday and made available to DAILY POST noted that in the last few weeks, hundreds of people have been killed by the Boko Haram bandits and bandits who are invading communities and unleashing mayhem on the people. The statement lamented, “Our security agencies appear to be overwhelmed and lack new tactics to handle the situation. Both the states and federal governments see...

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