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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez becomes first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe
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Michaela Jaé Rodriguez becomes first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez has made history after her win at the Golden Globe Awards, which was held privately at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last night. The 31-year-old American was awarded Best Actress in a TV Drama for her portrayal of Blanca Rodriguez-Evangelista in the FX series Pose, which concluded with its third season last year. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, responsible for the awards, later announced that it made her the first transgender actress to win a Golden Globe in its history. She had been nominated in the category alongside Uzo Aduba, Jennifer Aniston, Christine Baranski, and Elisabeth Moss, with Rodriguez describing them as "phenomenal." Responding on Instagram, the excited actress and singer wrote in a post: "OMG OMGGG!!!! Wow! You talking about ...
Barcelona have Lost their Identity – Xavi
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Barcelona have Lost their Identity – Xavi

Barcelona manager, Xavi Hernandez, has admitted that the team has lost its identity during the six years he has been away. Xavi was speaking after watching his side grab a late winner to defeat Elche 3-2 on Saturday. Nico Gonzalez scored the winner in the 85th minute after Barca threw away a two-goal lead at the Camp Nou. Xavi left Barca as a player in 2015 after winning the Treble under Luis Enrique and admits he has been surprised by what he’s encountered since returning as coach last month. “We’ve lost [Barcelona’s] model of play and we have to bring it back. “I have not been here for six years and there are things that have surprised me tactically. I wasn’t here so I don’t know who’s responsible for it, but it’s making [the job] hard for us. “The large...
Northern singer releases song praising bandit and kidnap kingpin Bello Turji
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Northern singer releases song praising bandit and kidnap kingpin Bello Turji

A Northern singer has released a song praising bandit and kidnap kingpin, Bello Turji, who is said to be leader of the bandit groups terrorising communities in Sokoto, Zamfara, and parts of Niger Republic. Turji's gang is also said to be responsible for December 6 massacre in which 23 passengers were burnt alive in a bus they were travelling in, in Isa Local Government Area of Sokoto State. The 14-minute song was rendered in Hausa by a man who identified himself in the song as Adamu Ayuba, with the female chorus hailing Mr Turji as a hero among heros. Premium Times reported that one Abba Ya’u, a Kano resident, described as shocking the song released in praise of Mr Turji. Abba said it “has exposed the complicity in the fight against banditry in the area. He said; “How can a ...
“I seem to be aging the wrong way” DJ Cuppy writes after partying on a boat till 7am
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“I seem to be aging the wrong way” DJ Cuppy writes after partying on a boat till 7am

DJ Cuppy has said she needs to be more responsible after partying on a yacht in Dubai till 7am. The singer, who is currently on holiday from Oxford University,  said she seems to be "aging the wrong way" by partying till morning at 29. However, she added that life is too short not to have fun. She also said she wishes for a boyfriend after nights like the one she had. Watch her speak in the video below.
Harry Kane reveals who to blame for Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Mura
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Harry Kane reveals who to blame for Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat to Mura

Tottenham Hotspur striker, Harry Kane has insisted that he and his teammates are responsible for their 2-1 defeat to Mura in the UEFA Europa League, UEL, on Thursday. The England captain said Tottenham players have no excuse for their defeat to Mura, describing their performance as ‘immature’ and ‘unacceptable’. Mura defeated Tottenham at home, thanks to two goals from Tomi Horvat and Amadej Marosa. Kane did score a goal for Antonio Conte’s men against the Slovenian side at the Ljudski vrt Stadium. “Unacceptable really – didn’t start well, going a goal behind, going down to 10 men made it difficult for ourselves,’ Kane told BT Sport after the game. “Second-half, we showed some fight and spirit, got ourselves back into the game and if anyone looked like scorin...
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...
Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified
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Liverpool hospital suicide bomber killed in terrorist attack is identified

The bomber killed in the terrorist attack outside the Women’s Hospital in Liverpool on Sunday, Nov. 14, has been named by Counter Terrorism Police North West as 32-year-old Emad Al Swealmeen. Al Swealmeen was killed after a homemade device went off in the backseat of a taxi. The taxi driver who has been named as David Perry noticed the device and locked the cab with Al Swealmeen inside. The device then exploded, killing Al Swealmeen and injuring Perry, who had to be taken to hospital, but has since been discharged. According to the Daily Mail, Al Swealmeen goes by the name Enzo Almeni and was born in Syria but raised in Iraq. The senior investigating officer Detective Chief Inspector Andrew Meeks said: ''Our enquiries a...
Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he’s found guilty over sex tape blackmail – FFF chief Noel Le Graet says
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Karim Benzema will remain available for France selection even if he’s found guilty over sex tape blackmail – FFF chief Noel Le Graet says

Karim Benzema will still be available for France selection, even if he is found guilty of blackmail charges against his former teammate Mathieu Valbuena. France Football Federation president Noel Le Graet made this known as he insisted that Benzema's selection will be decided on sporting merit alone. The Real Madrid striker has been in sensational form since returning to the French fold following a five-year hiatus, taking his place in the Euro 2020 squad and also being a key member of their recent Nations League success. Benzema is accused of attempting to persuade Valbuena to agree to the sum of money being extorted from him by blackmailers, thus making the striker complicit in the crime. However, even if he is found guilty, with prosecutors seeking a 10-month suspended sen...
Joe Biden condemns Iraqi PM survives assasination attempt
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Joe Biden condemns Iraqi PM survives assasination attempt

US President, Joe Biden has condemned the attack that targeted Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhemi and said his administration would help Iraqi security forces identify those responsible. Kadhemi escaped unhurt when an explosives-packed drone struck his Baghdad residence in the heavily guarded Green Zone area of Baghdad early Sunday. The attack marked a substantial escalation in the country’s post-election turmoil. The prime minister’s office described the attack as a “failed assassination attempt,” while Iraqi President Barham Salih called the strike, which was not immediately claimed by any group, an attempted “coup against the constitutional system.” On Sunday night, November 7, Biden condemned the attack. “I strongly condemn the terrorist attack targeting the residence...
Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they die – Fashola
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Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they die – Fashola

Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola has said Nigerians don’t appreciate their presidents until they are dead. Fashola stated this as a guest speaker at the Yoruba Tennis Club public lecture. He blamed it on the poor understanding of the powers of a president. The former Governor of Lagos State also said lack of proper interaction between the president and Nigerians was responsible for citizens not liking their presidents while alive. “Of all the Presidents we have had, Nigerians never loved any one of them while in office; we seem to love them after they have left or died. “Why is that so? To me, the answer is lack of depth in interaction. “Nigerians are not sufficiently familiar with the constitution and the role of which offices a...
Husband of ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins ‘to file wrongful death lawsuit’ after Movie armorer claimed saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired
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Husband of ‘Rust’ cinematographer Halyna Hutchins ‘to file wrongful death lawsuit’ after Movie armorer claimed saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired

The husband of Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was shot dead on the set of Alec Baldwin's movie 'Rust', has hired lawyers and is set to file a wrongful death lawsuit, according to a new report. Hutchins was shot and killed during rehearsals for the film in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21. The news of the lawsuit comes as Rust armorer (Crew member responsible for providing arms on set), Hannah Gutierrez Reed said she's not yet ready to speak about what happened after her lawyers claimed a saboteur put live round in gun Alec Baldwin fired. Matthew Hutchins has hired the law firm Panish, Shea, Boyle and Ravipudi in Los Angeles, TMZ reports. Sources told the outlet that there will be multiple defendants in the suit and it will be filed on behalf of Matthew and their...
Air Force officials on BRT lane accused of crushing Lagos artiste then offering his bereaved family N200,000
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Air Force officials on BRT lane accused of crushing Lagos artiste then offering his bereaved family N200,000

The life of a young Nigerian artiste has been cut short after he was allegedly crushed to death by personnel of the Nigerian Air Force. Bereaved family members of the deceased, Ifeanyi Kalu, alleged he was on his way to work in the Ilupeju area of Lagos state when an officer of the Nigerian Air Force, driving on the Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) lane, crushed him. His body has been deposited in a mortuary at the Nigerian Air Force base in Lagos. Ifeanyi's death comes two months after his mother's death. His mother's body is still in the mortuary and the family now has two bodies to bury. Actor, Segun Adefila took to Facebook to demand justice for Ifeanyi while disclosing that he was "a major breadwinner" in his family and leaves behind six siblings and an aged father. It...
I can never regret campaigning for Buhari- Jide Kosoko
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I can never regret campaigning for Buhari- Jide Kosoko

Veteran actor, Jide Kosoko, has said he has no regret campaigning for President Buhari in 2015. In an interview with Premiumtimes, Kosoko stated that he is disappointed in some of the actions of President Buhari but can't say the President is totally bad. ''So many things are responsible for the situation we find ourselves. I can’t speak for the government but I can’t say Buhari (government) is totally bad. I’ve never said so, and I may not say so, but I am disappointed in some of his actions. I hate a situation where the APC government will keep reminding us of how bad things have been since PDP assumed power. We are all aware of that, before you decided to come on board, deciding to assume power means you have a solution to the problems so that is my own concern. Buhari knows th...
I caused former Chelsea star, Michael Essien’s downfall because he failed to honour his promise – Spiritualist claims
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I caused former Chelsea star, Michael Essien’s downfall because he failed to honour his promise – Spiritualist claims

A self-acclaimed spiritualist has claimed to have caused former Ghanaian international Micahel Essien’s "fall from grace." Speaking in an interview with Arnold Mensah Elavanyo on Vibes in 5, the spiritualist who claimed the football star promised him a house, said he is responsible for all the challenges the former Chelsea midfielder faced during his career as "he did not fulfill his promise' He said; “I manage about 50 Ghanaian footballers, some of whom are currently working abroad. “However, I was responsible for the demise of the players who did not value my services. “Essien promised to buy me a house in Accra if I helped him advance in his football career. "He didn’t keep his promise, so I brought him down.” Michael Essien is regarded as one of the top African footb...
Paul McCartney blames John Lennon for The Beatles’ split
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Paul McCartney blames John Lennon for The Beatles’ split

Paul McCartney has revisited the breakup of The Beatles, flatly disputing the suggestion that he was responsible for the group's demise. The band's fans have long debated who was responsible for the breakup, with many blaming McCartney. McCartney in an episode of BBC Radio 4's "This Cultural Life'' that is scheduled to air on October 24, said it was John Lennon who wanted to disband The Beatles. He said; “I didn’t instigate the split. That was our Johnny. “I am not the person who instigated the split. Oh no, no, no. John walked into a room one day and said ‘I am leaving the Beatles.’ Is that instigating the split, or not?” McCartney said the group’s new manager Allen Klein advised them to keep shut about the split as he negotiated deals on their behalf, but that the now-7...
Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers
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Paris hotel where Messi is staying raided by masked robbers

The hotel where Lionel Messi and his family are staying in Paris has been raided by a gang of masked raiders. The robbers made away with a lot of cash and jewellery from four rooms inside Le Royal Monceau. They are believed to have gained unlawful entry by scaling down the sides of the building from the roof. CCTV footage captured two masked men entering through an unlocked balcony door on the sixth floor, just one level above where Messi is staying. Messi only moved into the five-star hotel in August, after completing his move from Barcelona as a free agent. The 34-year-old’s suite costs a eyewatering £17,000 per night. A police source told The Sun: “There has clearly been a very serious security breach and it’s being investigated. There is evidence to suggest an exper...
BBNaija’s Princess accuses her elder brother of threatening to kill her
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BBNaija’s Princess accuses her elder brother of threatening to kill her

An evicted housemate of the ongoing Big Brother Naija reality show, Princess Francis, has cried out for help while accusing her elder brother of threatening to kill her. The reality show star accused her brother, Mr Wisdom popularly known as Wisdom Generator or Dollarpoint, of never caring about her, her siblings, their mother and telling her that she will never amount to anything. Hinting that their issue began after Wisdom asked her to become an ambassador of his brand, Princess alleged that he threatened to kill her if she doesn't come to his office before Friday September 10, after she confronted him over an issue that occurred 13 years ago. She added that he should be held responsible should anything happen to her. Princess wrote; Hello everyone my name is Princess Franc...
Temmie Ovwasa Accuses many Nigerian Parents of being Responsible for Ruining their Children’s lives
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Temmie Ovwasa Accuses many Nigerian Parents of being Responsible for Ruining their Children’s lives

Singer, Temmie Ovwasa has said many Nigerian parents are responsible for ruining their children's lives. She accused many Nigerian parents of being "abusive" and "manipulative" towards their children. She added that the only reason many kids are still in their parents' lives is because the kids are unable to admit they were abused. Read her post below.
My market is Expensive, go for your Spec and women in your level so you won’t be Embarassed – Tacha
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My market is Expensive, go for your Spec and women in your level so you won’t be Embarassed – Tacha

Big Brother Naija star, Tacha has opened up on the kind of man she wants in an interview on TVC's "Your View". Tacha stated that her "market is expensive, deliberate and intentional" which is why she can't be with just any man. Tacha who revealed that she is single, went on to describe the kind of man she wants, adding that people should go for their spec and women on their level so they won't be embarrased. According to her, her man should be rich, responsible, encouraging, considerate and hardworking because she is a hardworker. Tacha also advised women not to go an extra mile for themselves because they want a man. She averred that men should be a plus to women. Watch the video below...............
Speed Darlington’s sister and her husband release video together to address assault allegation
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Speed Darlington’s sister and her husband release video together to address assault allegation

Speed Darlington's sister and her husband have released a video together to address assault allegations made by the rapper. They also did the video together to rubbish Speed Darlington's claim that his sister's husband is on the run after beating her. The couple said they were attacked by robbers who beat up the wife, Queeneth Ibe, because she refused to release her purse and phone to them. The husband, Dave Ibe, said Speed Darlington promised to spoil his name online, which is why he accused him of being responsible for the injuries on his sister's body following the attack. This comes after Speed Darlington claimed his sister's husband beat her and is now on the run then offered to give 50, 000 Naira to anyone who can help locate him. Watch the video below.
Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue
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Gunmen kill two Methodist Church pastors in Benue

Governor Samuel Ortom on Sunday, tasked security operatives to arrest those responsible for the killing of two pastors in Ochoro community in Konshisha Local Government Area of Benue State. The two pastors identified as Moses Ijoko and Emmanuel Aleje, with the Methodist Church, Ochoro, were shot dead by assailants while on their way to the hospital on Tuesday, August 17. Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Terver Akase, in a statement on Sunday, August 22, said that Ortom condemned the murder of the pastors and described the incident as unacceptable. He urged the Chairman of Konshisha Local Government and other stakeholders in the area to ensure that the killers and their sponsors are apprehended to face justice. The Governor warned those jeopardizing the State Governmen...
PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona
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PSG: Jordi Alba Clears air on being Responsible for Messi’s exit from Barcelona

Barcelona left-back, Jordi Alba, has debunked claims that he was responsible for Lionel Messi’s exit from Camp Nou as he refused to agree to a pay cut. With Barcelona in more than £1.1 billion debt, the Catalan club was unable to register a two-year contract that Messi agreed because it did not meet LaLiga’s financial regulations. Reports had emerged that Barcelona had asked some of its senior players for salary reductions so that they could keep the Argentine captain, and that Alba rejected the request. However, the Spain defender has now dismissed any talk of that being true, insisting that he feels he has been maligned by sections of the media and Messi, who eventually joined Paris Saint-Germain, understood him best. “Apart from being the best ever, Leo [Lion...
“I’m Scared for my Life” Princess Shyngle Releases Voice notes and texts her ex-husband allegedly Sent threatening to Kill her and her Parents
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“I’m Scared for my Life” Princess Shyngle Releases Voice notes and texts her ex-husband allegedly Sent threatening to Kill her and her Parents

Gambian actress, Princess Shyngle, has taken to Instagram to allege that her life is being threatened by her ex-husband. She added that he's also threatening to kill her parents. Princess Shyngle announced in January 2021 that she had married her longtime best friend and her "crush since 8th grade", whom she's known since they were kids. The marriage between Shyngle and Bala Gaye ended after only a few weeks, with Shyngle alleging that domestic violence was involved. Now, the actress has cried out on Instagram that he's threatening her life and also her parents' lives because they helped her get divorced from him. Shyngle shared messages her ex-husband allegedly sent threatening her life and also voicenotes she alleged were from him. In the audio, the voice is heard t...
8 Dead and 20 Injured after Taliban attack home of Afghan Defence minister in Kabul
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8 Dead and 20 Injured after Taliban attack home of Afghan Defence minister in Kabul

The Afghan defence minister's house in Kabul has been attacked by the Taliban leaving at least eight dead. More than 20 other people were reportedly wounded in the incident. This is the first major bombing by militants in the city for nearly a year and comes after the US withdrew it's forces from the country following a 20 year war with the Taliban. The attack happened on Tuesday night, August 3 but defence minister, Bismillah Khan Mohammadi was not at home as gunmen detonated a car bomb and fired shots near the heavily fortified Green Zone. Afghan special forces rushed to the neighbourhood just outside the Green Zone, the heavily fortified enclave where many embassies and government buildings are located. A gun battle lasting more than three hours finally ended the ass...
History has revealed that efforts to increase security through clampdown on freedom have threatened both liberty and security – Editors kick against NBC’s directive on reportage of insecurity
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History has revealed that efforts to increase security through clampdown on freedom have threatened both liberty and security – Editors kick against NBC’s directive on reportage of insecurity

The Nigerian Guild of Editors (NGE) has kicked against National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) directive for broadcast stations to stop reporting details of attacks by bandits and insurgents. Recall that the NBC had in a letter dated July 7 and signed by Francisca Aiyetan, Director of Broadcast Monitoring, directed radio and television stations not to “glamourise the nefarious activities of insurgents, bandits and kidnappers” in their reports. The group which faulted the directive, noted that journalists have a responsibility to help the country cope with the prevailing threat and consequences of banditry, kidnapping and terrorism in Nigeria, and would continue to be responsible and responsive in their reports. In a statement released by NGE's President Mustapha Isah and General ...
Nnamdi Kanu’s British passport still in Kenya – Brother cries out
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Nnamdi Kanu’s British passport still in Kenya – Brother cries out

  Kingsley Kanu, a brother to the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, has claimed the secessionist’s British passport is still in Kenya. Kingsley said he spoke with Nnamdi while he was in Kenya, before “he went missing.” He claims the IPOB leader was taking a walk when he was arrested and taken away without his documents. “I spoke to him on the phone, he was well, in Nairobi. His associates said he went out, he didn’t take his documents with him; so he wasn’t planning on going anywhere. Then, all of a sudden, we see him paraded in handcuffs in Abuja. “We are holding the Nigerian government and Kenyan government responsible. The British government, they know what is happening,” he told the UK Guardian Kingsley also said UK offic...
Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police
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Kaduna explosion was caused by IED hidden in juice bottles – Police

The police has revealed the cause of the explosion which occurred in Kaduna state on Saturday July 3. Recall that the explosion in Badarawa area of the state, led to the death of a child and also left two others injured. A 7-year-old child was said to have died in the explosion, while those who sustained injuries are aged nine and seven. The state police spokesperson, Muhammed Jalige said the explosion was caused by improvised explosive devices concealed in three bottles of a popular children’s yoghurt drink. Jalige said; “Three children picked up the bottles, but unknown to them, they contained explosive substance. The children started playing football with the bottles; as a result, two of the bottles exploded injuring the three children. “The victims were however rushe...
Judge Denies Request to Remove Jamie Spears from Britney Spears’ Conservatorship
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Judge Denies Request to Remove Jamie Spears from Britney Spears’ Conservatorship

  A judge has denied Britney Spears’s request to remove her father from his role overseeing her conservatorship, a court filing reveals. New documents show the singer’s lawyer, Samuel Ingham, asked a court in Los Angeles to oust Jamie Spears from his position managing the multimillion-dollar estate. The request which was made in November 2019, claimed that the 39-year-old star was scared of her father, Jamie, and did not want him to manage her multimillion-dollar estate. In court filings, Britney Spears said she wanted private wealth management firm the Bessemer Trust appointed as “sole conservator”. However, documents filed in Los Angeles show Judge Brenda Penny refused the request while rubber-stamping Bessemer Trust’s role as co-conservator of the estate. The ...
Hugo Lloris Reveals those Responsible for France’s exit at Euro 2020
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Hugo Lloris Reveals those Responsible for France’s exit at Euro 2020

France captain, Hugo Lloris, has said that he and his teammates were responsible for their Euro 2020 exit. France was eliminated from the Euro 2020 in the round of 16 fixtures by Switzerland on Monday night. Les Bleus were defeated 5-4 on penalties in Bucharest, after Kylian Mbappe saw his spot-kick saved by goalkeeper, Yann Sommer following a 3-3 draw after 120 minutes. But Lloris refused to blame only Mbappe, who failed to convert his penalty, insisting that the squad did not do enough collectively to progress to the last-8. “We win together, we lose together,” Lloris said at his post-match press conference. “We’re all responsible for being eliminated at this stage of the competition. There is no pointing finger. We had to deal with injuries, but we’ve no right to make...
We must strike a balance- House of Reps speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, canvasses support for social media regulation
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We must strike a balance- House of Reps speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, canvasses support for social media regulation

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has said that social media must be regulated to protect every citizen of the country against its negative sides. Gbajabiamila said this during an interview with Channels TV on Sunday, June 27. He noted that everything in life must have regulations and that social media is the “most potent instrument” that can be used for good and bad. “Like everything in life, there has to be regulation. We know that social media is perhaps the most potent instrument that can be used for good and can be used for the negative. We welcome the good. We must not paper over the bad or the evil. That is my position about social media regulation. We must strike a balance, where peoples’ rights to speech are not infringed upon but where you...
Custom to impound unverified private jets from July 6
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Custom to impound unverified private jets from July 6

Nigeria Customs Service has announced that from July 6, 2021 private jets in the country with unverified documents will be impounded. Public Relations Officer of NCS, Joseph Attah told newsmen on Monday June 21 that private jet owners have been given a one-month grace period in line with an ongoing audit of privately-owned aircraft operating in Nigeria. Attah who said there are indications that some people brought in aircraft under the Temporary Import Permit (PIP), asked owners of private aircraft or their representatives to report to the Customs headquarters in Abuja before July 6, with the necessary documents that include Aircraft Certificate of Registration, NCAA’s Flight Operations Compliance Certificate (FOCC), NCAA’s Maintenance Compliance Certificate (MCC), NCAA’s Permit ...
Jason Njoku apologizes to Ndi Igbo after they rallied round to save his app from bad reviews posted as vengeance
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Jason Njoku apologizes to Ndi Igbo after they rallied round to save his app from bad reviews posted as vengeance

Jason Njoku has apologized to Igbo people for a comment he made in the past after they rallied around to save his app from being taken down by Google. Some Northern youths had allegedly mobilise to report Jason Njoku’s iROKO TV app after Google deleted Adamu Garba’s Crowwe from Play Store. A post shared via a popular Northern account blamed the removal of Adamu Garba’s app on Igbos, claiming that Igbos are responsible for the horrible reviews the Crowwe app received.  They then called on Northern youths to storm Jason Njoku's app with bad reviews as vengeance. Soon, the bad reviews began pouring in and Igbos rallied round to counter them with positive reviews. Some Igbos pointed out that Joson Njoku had degraded the Igbo language months ago and asked if he d...
Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Aigbe wish themselves Happy Father’s Day
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Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Aigbe wish themselves Happy Father’s Day

Tonto Dikeh and Mercy Aigbe took to Instagram to celebrate the role they play as fathers in their children's lives on Father's Day. Tonto Dikeh celebrated all fathers today being Father's Day and also included herself and other females who perform the roles of a father in their children's lives. Mercy Aigbe also celebrated herself and "all the responsible fathers out there". Mercy went on to issue a warning to those who will try to tell her to leave the day for fathers. She added: "If you're a man and do not perform your responsibilities towards your kids, biko you ain't fit to be called a father and that's on period." She continued: "So, since I'm playing the dual role in my children's lives, allow me celebrate myself everyday cos it's not easy."
Web Designer Names his son HTML in Honour of his Profession
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Web Designer Names his son HTML in Honour of his Profession

A Philippines web designer has gone viral after he disclosed the name of his newborn son. In a Facebook post, the newborn was introduced as Hypertext Mark-up Language Rayo Pascual - or HTML for short The child's father Mac Pascual, a web developer, reportedly chose the unusual name as a tribute to his profession. He told local news site inquirer.net that uncommon names run in his family, explaining that his own name is short for Macaroni 85. He said that one of his sisters' official names was Spaghetti 88 and claimed her two children are called Cheese Pimiento and Parmesan Cheese, though they go by Chippy and Peewee for short. Inquirer.net reported that HTML was born healthy, weighing 2.25 kilograms (4.9 pounds) at the Bulacan Medical Mission Group Cooperative Hospital, ...
We did not Issue 72-hour Ultimatum to Delta state Government – Miyetti Allah
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We did not Issue 72-hour Ultimatum to Delta state Government – Miyetti Allah

The Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association Of Nigeria has denied issuing a 72-hour ultimatum to Delta State government to reverse its laws on open grazing. Secretary-General of MACBAN, Usman Baba-Ngelzerma alleged that faceless individuals are behind the ultimatum only meant to create mischief. He further described MACBAN as a responsible association with eminent personalities like the Sultan of Sokoto as its patron, and as such will never do anything to jeopardise the peace of the country. Baba-Ngelzerma who however insisted that the position of the group on open grazing still remains, urged Northern Governors to ensure the recovery of all grazing routes in the country as Fulani herders have equal rights with all Nigerians and cannot be treated as second-class citizens.
Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom
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Attacks Won’t Make us Repeal the Anti-grazing law – Governor Ortom

Governor Samuel Ortom has said that the violent attacks against residents of Benue state won't make his administration repeal the anti-grazing law. Ortom who spoke during a media parley, disclosed that the recent attacks has made him commence the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the Volunteer Guards. Insisting that they've cried enough, the Governor added that the duty of the Volunteer Guards is to support the conventional security agencies in defending their communities. He said; “A few weeks ago, Benue stakeholders met and gave this administration the mandate to activate and implement the Community Volunteer Guards Law enacted in 2000. “We have already commenced the process of recruiting responsible people of 50 years and below into the...
Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12
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Governor Ayade vows to deal with anyone who protests in Cross River state on June 12

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River has vowed to deal with any person or group of persons who hold protests in Cross River state on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day. In a statement released by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity Christain Ita, Ayade warned that violators of the ban on procession will be made to face the full weight of the law. The statement read;   “The Cross River state government wishes to remind the general public that the ban on public procession and gathering in the state is still very much in force. “Due to the prevailing security situation in the country, government  will not permit any procession or gathering under any guise on June 12 which is designated as Democracy Day “Government urges any one or group of persons wishin...
Khloe Kardashian hits Back at Twitter User who said she looks like an ‘alien’ due to ‘too much plastic surgery’
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Khloe Kardashian hits Back at Twitter User who said she looks like an ‘alien’ due to ‘too much plastic surgery’

Khloe Kardashian has hit back at a Twitter user who said she looks like an "alien" due to "too much plastic surgery". Khloe, 36, and her daughter featured in an advertisement for a migraine treatment medication back in March and the advert for Nurtec ODT was recently reposted on Twitter. A follower then replied to the repost of the ad to the medication's twitter page and questioned if Khloe's alleged cosmetic surgeries may be responsible for her migraine. The Twitter user wrote: "Does research indicate that the more plastic surgery someone has the more likely they are to suffer from migraines? "What kind of pharmaceutical company chooses someone who has had so much plastic surgery they look like an alien, as their spokesperson?" Khloe hit back on Monday, June...
The Nigeria Govt has Failed Woefully in Protecting the Lives of the People – Mr. Macaroni
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The Nigeria Govt has Failed Woefully in Protecting the Lives of the People – Mr. Macaroni

Nigerian comedian, Debo Adebayo professionally known as Mr. Macaroni has reacted to the current state of insecurity in the country. In a tweet, the comedian blasted Nigerian leaders, stating that they have failed woefully in protecting the lives of citizens. He wrote: ''The Nigerian Government has failed woefully in protecting the lives of the people. As irresponsible as they are, they use the Same Police responsible for the safety of Nigerians to oppress Nigerians. We don’t have Leaders. We have Tyrants in government!!!''
Two Policemen Killed after Gunmen Attacked a Station in Delta
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Two Policemen Killed after Gunmen Attacked a Station in Delta

Three police officers have died after gunmen stormed the Umutu police station in the state and attacked it in the early hours of today May 28. According to a statement released by Edafe Bright, the armed men who came in their numbers stormed the station shooting sporadically. Edafe said due to proactive measure already put in place by the Delta state commissioner of police, the men were faced with stiff resistance by the men on duty, as the policemen on duty gave them a tough fight as they retreated when they saw that the policemen on duty were not relenting. He said two of the armed bandits were gun down while others were injured. ''The command lost two policemen while one ASP died out of High Blood pressure in the hospital. The armed bandit who came with the intention of causin...
Socialite, PrettyMike shares story of how a lady almost forced a child that wasn’t his on him
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Socialite, PrettyMike shares story of how a lady almost forced a child that wasn’t his on him

Socialite, PrettyMike, has shared the story of how a lady he met about eight years ago forced a pregnancy he wasn't responsible for, on him. According to PrettyMike, two years after the child was born, he decided to go for a DNA test after noticing the little girl looked nothing like him but had a striking resemblance to a friend he identified as Yomi, who had also slept with the said lady.  He said after the DNA test proved the child was not his, he advised Yomi to also go for a DNA test, but it came out negative. Posting via his Instagram page, he wrote ''Has the tots of leaving this Lagos or this country crossed ur mind be4..... I HAD a daughter who’s 8 “atleast I wanted to believe she was mine”...... I met this girl at my nite club, asin I just got back to the country not...
“Fear industry” Davido’s former PA, Aloma, claims he was offered 100 million Naira to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo (video)
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“Fear industry” Davido’s former PA, Aloma, claims he was offered 100 million Naira to implicate Davido in the death of his friend, Tagbo (video)

Aloma, Davido's former PA, has claimed he was offered 100 million Naira in 2017 to say that Davido was responsible for the sudden death of his friend, Tagbo. Recall that Tagbo Umeike, a friend of Davido's, died on his birthday, October 3, 2017, shortly after he was seen partying with Davido and his crew. Davido and Tagbo Tagbo was said to have been found unconscious inside his car that was parked in front of Lagos Island General hospital. He reportedly died after having several shots of tequila. Tagbo's death was made public by actress, Caroline Danjuma. At the time, she accused Davido and his friends of abandoning the body of Tagbo at a General Hospital and running off . However, defending Davido, celebrity photographer, Elejo, posted on his Instagram page on Octobe...
Abia varsity students rescue newborn baby found abandoned on farmland
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Abia varsity students rescue newborn baby found abandoned on farmland

Two students of the Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike (MOUAU) have rescued a newborn baby boy found abandoned on one of the institution’s farmlands. Narrating how the baby was rescued, Ukeje Chukwuebuka, a 400 level student of the Department of Animal Breeding and Physiology, said he alongside his friend, Irodiuwa Macholly, discovered him on their way to the farm on Tuesday morning, May 18. We had come for our SIWES practical. We came to cut forage for the animals and my friend saw the baby, so he came and called me because he was afraid to carry him. I carried the baby and we took him to the security Unit,” he said. On getting the report, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Madu Ofo Iwe swiftly drove to the University’s Health Services where the rescued baby was tr...
Pose star, Billy Porter, 51, Reveals he’s HIV Positive but Kept it Secret for 14 Years Because he Was ‘Ashamed’
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Pose star, Billy Porter, 51, Reveals he’s HIV Positive but Kept it Secret for 14 Years Because he Was ‘Ashamed’

Pose star, Billy Porte has revealed he is HIV positive but kept his diagnosis secret for 14 years because he was 'ashamed'. In an emotional interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the American actor known for breaking gender rules on red carpets, opened up about his diagnosis 14 years ago, and why he decided to share his story. Porter learned he was HIV-positive in 2007, "the worst year of my life," he told the publication, adding that the diagnosis came soon after he was also diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and filed for bankruptcy. According to him, he never spoke of the diagnosis because he was ashamed and feared that it would harm his career. 'For a long time, everybody who needed to know, knew - except for my mother. I was trying to have a life and a career and I was...
Burnley Striker, Ashley Barnes Arrested for Drink-driving after his Team Escaped Relegation
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Burnley Striker, Ashley Barnes Arrested for Drink-driving after his Team Escaped Relegation

Burnley striker, Ashley Barnes has been arrested for drink-driving after his club avoided relegation from the Premier League. Barnes, 31, is believed to have boozed with his Clarets’ team-mates on a four-hour bus ride following their victory at Fulham last week. Barnes then drove in his £55k Mercedes V-Class near his home in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at 3am. He was pulled over by police who made him take a breath test, which he failed Barnes was then arrested. According to reports, Burnley coach, Sean Dyche is very angry at him and will discipline him. A source said to Sun UK: “Sean’s a strict disciplinarian and expects a lot from his senior players like Ashley. “Several of the players spent about four hours drinking and having a laugh. “But what is not funny is getting ...
Governor Abiodun Suspends aide Arrested in the US for $350k Unemployment Benefit Fraud
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Governor Abiodun Suspends aide Arrested in the US for $350k Unemployment Benefit Fraud

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, has suspended his Senior Special Assistant (SSA) on Special Duties, Abidemi Rufai, following his arrest in New York by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his alleged involvement in $350,000 unemployment benefits fraud. The United States Department of Justice on Monday, May 17, announced Rufai's arrest. In a statement released by his Chief Press Secretary, Kunle Somorin, Governor Abiodun said the news of his aide’s involvement in fraud is disturbing. The statement in part reads “We received the very disturbing news of the arrest of one of the governor’s political appointees, Mr Abidemi Rufai in New York over alleged unemployment benefits and fraud in the United States, this morning. While the Gov...
Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna
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Police arrest notorious robbery suspect with pistol in Kaduna

Operatives of the Kaduna State Police Command have arrested a notorious suspected armed robber and cultist. Spokesman Mohammed Jalige made the disclosure in a statement on Sunday, May 9. Mr. Jalige said the command acted on credible intelligence received from a good samaritan through the DPO Kabala West on May 8, about 7 am, which led to his arrest. “We were reliably informed that a suspected armed robber responsible for terrorizing and dispossessing unsuspecting commuters of their valuables on Nnamdi Azikwe Expressway, Kaduna, was sighted at an usual spot. “On getting a hint of the situation, the operatives of the command swiftly swung into action, carefully traced the location and succeeded in apprehending the suspect.” He said that the suspect hails from Dekina LGA in...
Insecurity is a Result of the Failure of Past Leaders – Governor Umahi
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Insecurity is a Result of the Failure of Past Leaders – Governor Umahi

The Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi, has said that the failure of past Nigerian leaders to address the future of young people is responsible for the present insecurity in the country. Governor Umahi said this when he appeared on Channels Television on Thursday, May 6. According to the governor, it is not proper to blame the present administration for the heightened insecurity in the country as the reasons are systematic. “When people talk about the recent insecurity in our country, I keep saying that the insecurity did not just develop overnight. It has been a result of the failure of our past leaders to address the future of our youths. And this is the truth. So it’s not a question of blaming Mr President or blaming Governors or blaming APC or PDP; it is systematic and it has be...
Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans
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Police Officer Slashed in Face with Bottle during Protests by Man United Fans

A police officer was slashed to the face with a bottle during protests at Old Trafford by Manchester United fans on Sunday afternoon, May 2. The Red Devils were due to face Liverpool in the Premier League but the game was postponed after the fan protests turned bloody. The policeman suffered a ‘significant slash wound’ to his face and required emergency hospital treatment, police said. Flares were let off and bottles and barriers were thrown during the gatherings to protest against the billionaire owners of Manchester United, the Glazers. Demonstrators outside the Manchester United ground became ‘especially aggressive and antagonistic towards police’ before a group of around 100 people then forced entry to the stadium, Greater Manchester Police (GM...
NAPTIP Seals Off Baby Factory in Aba, Arrests Nigerian-American, two Others
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NAPTIP Seals Off Baby Factory in Aba, Arrests Nigerian-American, two Others

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has sealed off a baby factory in Aba, the commercial city of Abia State. Spokesperson for the agency, Stella Nezan, who disclosed this in a statement on Monday, April 26, said three persons connected to the crime including a Nigerian-American have been arrested while a manhunt has been launched for the owner of the place, Nwamaka Ijeoma Agozie, who is on the run. The baby factory, Nwamaka Herbal Centre, located at Ikpokwu, Ukwa West Local Government Area of Abia State was sealed by operatives of the Agency last Wednesday following the refusal of the owner to respond to invitations extended to her by the Agency. The investigation of the baby factory followed the arrest a Nigerian-American citizen who was...

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