Tuesday, November 30

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Birds strike Lagos-bound Air Peace flight
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Birds strike Lagos-bound Air Peace flight

Air Peace flight P47159 Owerri to Lagos had a bird strike on Monday, a few minutes after take-off. Head of Communications, Stanley Olisa confirmed the incident in a statement. The spokesman disclosed that the parameters of one of the engines was seriously affected. The pilot diverted to Port-Harcourt, safely landed the aircraft and the passengers disembarked. “We have dispatched a rescue team and aircraft to airlift the passengers of the affected flight”, Olisa noted. The statement assured of the airline’s commitment to the highest standards of safety.
9-year-old boy in medically induced coma after being injured in the fatal crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival
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9-year-old boy in medically induced coma after being injured in the fatal crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival

A 9-year-old boy is fighting for his life at Texas Children’s Hospital after attending the Astroworld Festival on Friday with his father, who lost consciousness during a crowd surge. Ezra Blount was among the hundreds of concertgoers hospitalized during the stampede at the Travis Scott show. Eight others have already been confirmed dead. The boy traveled from his mother's home in Dallas to see one of his favorite artists with his dad, Treston. The boy is currently in a medically induced coma, with damage to his internal organs, including his lungs, kidney, and heart, the family said. Doctors said the boy went into cardiac arrest, which caused his brain to swell. “We’re suspecting he was trampled,” said grandfather Bernon Blount, who lives in Humble. A hospital spokes...
Australian footballer Josh Cavallo admits he is ‘scared’ to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after coming out as the world’s only openly gay player
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Australian footballer Josh Cavallo admits he is ‘scared’ to play at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar after coming out as the world’s only openly gay player

Adelaide United left-back Josh Cavallo, who came out as gay last month, has said he is scared to play at the World Cup in Qatar. The 21-year-old Australian became the only known current top-flight male football player in the world to come out as gay following his announcement. However, Cavallo has now revealed that he would be afraid for his safety if he participated in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar amid the country's harsh laws on homosexuality 'I read something along the lines of that [they] give the death penalty for gay people in Qatar, so it's something I'm very scared [of] and wouldn't really want to go to Qatar for that,' he told the Guardian's Today in Focus podcast. 'And that saddens me. At the end of the day the World Cup is in Qatar and one of the greatest achievemen...
Suspected cultists reportedly hack Okada rider to death in Ogun
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Suspected cultists reportedly hack Okada rider to death in Ogun

Pandemonium broke out Tuesday in Abeokuta as some suspected cultists reportedly hacked a commercial motorcyclist to death in the Ogun State capital. DAILY POST reliably gathered that the okada rider was matcheted on the head, in the presence of onlookers, near the new Kuto bridge in the Abeokuta metropolis, leaving him in the pool of his blood. Eyewitness account has it that the incident happened around 2:30pm. It was said that the assailants covered their faces with masks, as they suddenly stormed the area in a convoy of about three bikes. “They chased the young man from the NNPC – under bridge along Oke Mosan road, to the densely populated Kuto area. “Some of the hoodlums got hold of the victim at the Kuto junction while navigating the garage route and matcheted him on the...
“I died and had to be brought back to life by doctors” Singer Kelly Price breaks silence on Covid battle after Family declared her missing
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“I died and had to be brought back to life by doctors” Singer Kelly Price breaks silence on Covid battle after Family declared her missing

Grammy-nominated singer, Kelly Price has finally broken her silence following days of concerns over her safety after she was initially believed to be missing following a recent COVID-19 hospitalization. The singer made headlines in recent days when a welfare check at her Georgia home resulted in police classifying her as a missing person. Price’s family, namely her sister, said they hadn’t heard from her since she was discharged from the hospital after battling the virus. Despite her representatives releasing public statements assuring that she was alive and recovering, Price’s sister, Shanrae Price, maintained suspicion about her safety. "I’m just asking everybody to pray. I understand the attorney is stating that my sister is okay. We don’t know anything until we physically se...
Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas
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Afghanistan’s girl’s football teams flee across the border to Pakistan wearing burqas

Members of Afghanistan's national junior girls' football team have fled across the border into Pakistan, officials said Wednesday September 15. This comes a month after the Taliban swept back into power, with members of the Afghan Girls National Youth Football Team reportedly sent into hiding as they feared for their safety. The girls who played for the under-14, under-16 and under-18 teams reportedly crossed the northern land border dressed in burqas, a campaigner said, before they later changed into headscarves. Campaigners told the Independent, the female athletes were at 'immediate risk' due to their association with women's football as reports surfaced of the Taliban searching hotels in an effort to track them down. Afghanistan's new rulers have indicated that wome...
British rapper, Bugzy Malone cleared after fracturing two men’s jaws
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British rapper, Bugzy Malone cleared after fracturing two men’s jaws

British rapper, Bugzy Malone has been cleared of unlawfully punching two men. The popular grime artist fractured their jaws with single blows shortly after his girlfriend phoned him to say three men were breaking into their home on 9 September 2018 Malone, 30, said he drove to his former home in Ramsbottom, near Bury, as he feared for the safety of his then partner, Miami McKenzie, and his mother Mavis, who were inside the property. A friend also called him to say the house was "being done over", Manchester Crown Court heard. As he approached the property he said he saw his friend with two men in "what was clearly a confrontation". The Manchester-born rapper, who is now based in London, ran over and hit out with a "reflex" punch to one of the men who he said had lunged t...
Plane carrying the German National Football team Declares Mid-air Emergency at 29,000 Feet Over Scotland
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Plane carrying the German National Football team Declares Mid-air Emergency at 29,000 Feet Over Scotland

A plane carrying the German football team declared a midair emergency over Scotland this morning and was forced to land at Edinburgh airport. The team were heading back to Frankfurt following their 4-0 win over Iceland in Reykjavik on Wednesday night September 8. According to reports, the aircraft got into difficulty at 29,000ft about three miles west of Arbroath on the east coast and turned sharply west. It took 20 minutes to then land in the Scottish capital. However, the official twitter account for the national team confirmed that “as a precaution there has been a safe stopover in Edinburgh.” They have since added that “we are fine. Safety check on the machine is now running”. It is unclear what the issue was with Kla...
Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him
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Angelina Jolie opens up on divorce from Brad Pitt, says she feared for the safety of her ‘whole family’ while married to him

Superstar actress, Angelina Jolie has opened up on her divorce and lengthy custody battle with ex-husband Brad Pitt. The 46-year-old Oscar-winning actress and humanitarian in an new interview with The Guardian's Weekend magazine, said she feared for the safety of her "whole family" amid the divorce but "can't speak about" details due to the ongoing legal situation (Pitt has denied allegations of physical abuse). The Envoy for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC) who has written a new book focusing on the rights of minors — titled Know Your Rights and Claim Them: A Guide for Youth — with Amnesty International and human rights lawyer Geraldine Van Bueren, also revealed in the interview that said her activism for children's rights has ...
Nedu Once Ran Out Of The House Without Clothes – Comedian Osama Claims As Colleague Tackles Ex-Wife
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Nedu Once Ran Out Of The House Without Clothes – Comedian Osama Claims As Colleague Tackles Ex-Wife

There is no end in sight yet fot the messy saga between talk show host Chinedu Ani, a.k.a Nedu; and his ex-wife, Uzoamaka Ohiri. The saga rages on as the comedian’s colleague, Osama, wade into the issue. The funnyman also shared a screenshot of a DNA report stating that Nedu is not the biological father of his first son. This is even as Nedu’s ex-wife, Uzoamaka, responded via her Instagram handle that, “As regards my son, you have already spread that certificate to the whole world. It is no longer, and has never been a secret.” Osama further alleged that Nedu ran out of the house in 2017. He wrote, “If Nedu won’t talk about this issue, I will. I have been there from day one and I know everything, not just me, plenti other people. “The domestic violence this woman is c...
Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta
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Unknown Gunmen Gun Down Forestry Guard In Abeokuta

It was serious tension that took over Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as some unknown gunmen shot dead a man said to be a forestry guard. The incident happened on Friday around Leme, Abiola Way, Abeokuta at about 8pm. Residents of the area scampered for safety as the assailants reportedly accosted the forestry guard on the main road and shot him dead. The Ogun State Police Command confirmed the incident to DAILY POST on Saturday morning. However, the command’s spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the incident was a cult clash. According to Oyeyemi, the deceased was shot dead by some suspected cultists. “Yes, somebody was shot dead, but it was a cult clash. The information I have was that there was a cult clash around the Leme area yesterday, where a man who was also...
‘The Taliban will enjoy killing us’ – Gay man trapped in Afghanistan says extremists are hunting homosexuals
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‘The Taliban will enjoy killing us’ – Gay man trapped in Afghanistan says extremists are hunting homosexuals

A gay man trapped in Kabul has claimed the Taliban 'are hunting them while explaining what life under the extremists' rule would look like for the LGBTQ+ community. The man, whose identity has been concealed for his own safety, said the Taliban would take pleasure in hunting down and killing LGBTQ+ people in an exclusive interview with MailOnline. 'They kill us very brutally. Not like the others who they kill with a gun or a bullet. 'They will use fire, or they will behead or stone us, and they will enjoy it - it's acceptable to them.' He went on to say his best friend committed suicide because 'no one was here to listen to his voice'. 'I tried to encourage him, to give him hope, but he's not coming back and I can't forget that moment. 'He was living like a shadow, and he...
‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans
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‘We’ll make you pay’ – Joe Biden vows to ‘hunt down’ ISIS-K for double suicide bomb attack that killed 13 US troops and 90 Afghans

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

  An attack by suspected Boko Haram terrorists in Yobe State on Wednesday August 25, was repelled by troops of the Nigerian Army. A soldier who got injured during the gunfight with the insurgents who stormed Babbangida, the headquarters of Tarmuwa Local Government Area of the north-eastern state, is currently receiving treatment. Channels Television reported that a reliable military source said the troops succeeded in recovering one Toyota van out of the three the attackers came with. A resident Audu Yakubu, said that the attackers came in three Toyota vans and drove straight to the military base. Yakubu said; “Some villagers had earlier alerted us that they saw strange faces around the Babbangida axis. "So on sighting them coming, we all ran into the bush for s...
Nice president Rivere blames Marseille players for ugly fight
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Nice president Rivere blames Marseille players for ugly fight

The controversial claim came after the match was called off amid violent scenes Nice president Jean-Pierre Rivere has accused Marseille players of instigating the ugly fight that involved fans on Sunday and ultimately led to an early final whistle, even though home supporters had thrown objects at their opponents throughout the evening. Rivere said Marseille players responded too forcefully after team-mate Dimitri Payet was hit by a bottle near the corner flag. He also claimed members of Marseille's travelling party "hit our players". The game was called off when Marseille refused to come out of the dressing room at the Allianz Riviera over concern for their safety.
Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt
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Osun APC Chieftain Escapes Alleged Assassination Attempt

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Biyi Odunlade, on Saturday escaped a suspected assassination attempt. DAILY POST gathered that gunmen attacked the residence of the former Commissioner for Youths, Sports and Special Needs in the Rauf Aregbesola administration around 8pm and succeeded in vandalising his house and cars while also looting his wife’s shop, carting away valuables and cash. Odunlade disclosed that the armed men arrived at about 8:15 pm and harassed his wife, who immediately locked herself in her room for safety, and their house help. He added that they went away with the keys to his wife’s shop. He explained that the men wielding dangerous weapons arrived in two cars, including a white jeep. “They forced the gate open, shooting sporad...
News Cameraman dies after being attacked by mob protesting LGBTQ march
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News Cameraman dies after being attacked by mob protesting LGBTQ march

A TV news cameraman has died after he was attacked by a far-right mob protesting an LGBTQ Pride march, his employer says. Alexander Lashkarav, 37, who worked for the independent station TV Pirveli, was found dead in his bed early Sunday, July 11, after he was violently beaten in Tbilisi, in the country of Georgia, a week prior, the Guardian reported. The cameraman was among more than 50 journalists who were attacked on July 5 by violent hate groups protesting the upcoming Pride march before it was canceled due to safety concerns, the outlet reported. Police had to intervene to stop the mob from attacking journalists during the protest against LGBT members on July 5, 2021, in Tbilisi, Georgia. Lashkarav suffered fractures to his facial bones, though it is unclear wha...
What’s a Makarapa?
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What’s a Makarapa?

A decorated miner's helmet has become part and parcel of South African sports for decades, but what's the story behind the safety hat? Widely considered to be the symbol of South African football, makarapa is an important piece of fan's gear in the gold-rich country. The ornamented miner’s helmet has been part and parcel of sports in South Africa for decades now having been invented 41 years ago. Makarapa (singular Lekarapa) was invented by Alfred Baloyi, who was working as a municipal worker in the country's administrative and de facto capital, Pretoria. The word makarapa means 'scrapers' and it refers to the migrant workers, who 'scrape' a living in the mining and construction industries in South Africa, while wearing the helmet.
We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope
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We Cannot get you Out of Prison – British authorities Dash Nnamdi Kanu’s Hope

The British authorities has dashed hope of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) regaining freedom. Kingsley Kanu, the IPOB leader’s sibling who had revealed that he was arrested in Kenya had appealed to British authorities to ensure his brother's release. Kingsley said; “The British High Commission in Nigeria must insist upon my brother’s immediate release. They must guarantee his safety and security. Nnamdi Kanu must be returned home to the UK to his wife and his sons who live here. The Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab, must make clear to the Nigerian authorities that they will not tolerate the unlawful detention of British citizens and that the UK Government condemns the Nigerians and Kenyans for undermining the rule of law." However a manual titled ‘S...
Bandits Abduct District Head and his two Wives in Niger state
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Bandits Abduct District Head and his two Wives in Niger state

Gunmen suspected to be bandits stormed Zungeru town in Wushishi Local Government Area of Niger State and abducted the District Head, Malam Mustapha Zungeru (Madakin Zungeru) and his two wives. It was gathered that the bandits numbering about 20 invaded the area at about 1:20 am on Sunday, June 6. The armed men parked their motorcycles some 500m away before moving into the area on foot. They went directly to the District Head's palace located within the heart of Zungeru town and took him from the bedroom of one of his wives, Habiba. The second wife was also abducted in an operation neighbours said lasted half an hour, without any resistance. Family sources have expressed fear over the safety of the district head and his wives as the abductors are yet to contact them. ...
Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation
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Insecurity: Imo PDP Demands Gov Uzodinma’s Resignation

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State has called for the resignation of the governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma, over the state of insecurity in the state. Speaking at a press conference in Owerri, the state capital, on Thursday, June 3, the PDP chairman in the state, Charles Ugwu, said that the crisis in the state has shown that the governor had no answer to the spate of killings in the state. Ugwu said that the All Progressives Congress-led government lacked the capacity to guarantee the safety and security of lives and properties of the people of the state. “Governor Hope Uzodimma in his capacity and responsibility as the Chief Security Officer of the state has failed to protect the lives and property of Imo State. This has become necessary in view of the evident lack...
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!!!''
Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents
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Ignore IPOB’s Sit-at-home order – Imo state Government tells Residents

The Imo state government has asked residents of the state to ignore a sit-at-home order issued by the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) on May 29 and May 30. The state's Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba, while speaking in Owerri, the state capital on Thursday, May 27, said residents of the state can go about their lawful businesses without fear of molestation, adding that adequate security arrangements had been put in place to ensure safety and freedom of movement. “Imo residents should disregard these messages as they have no consequence whatsoever. They should go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation. Let our people be rest assured that the government has put all necessary security measures in place to ensure the ...
NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine
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NAFDAC Approves Emergency Use of Johnson & Johnson COVID19 vaccine

The National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has granted approval for the emergency use of Janssen (Johnson and Johnson) COVID19 vaccine for Nigerians from 18 years. The Director-General of the agency, Professor Mojisola Adeyeye, made this known in a statement released in Abuja today May 18. “After a thorough evaluation, the NAFDAC vaccine committee concluded that the data on the vaccine were robust and met criteria for efficacy, safety and quality. The data also show that the vaccine’s known and potential benefits outweigh its known and potential risks thereby supporting the manufacturer’s recommended use. Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine is the third vaccine recommended in Nigeria for preventing COVID-19. The Janssen COVID-19 vaccine is administered as ...
Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers
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Airlines could soon start weighing passengers before flight amid fears aircraft are being overloaded by ‘fat’ passengers

Airlines passengers may be required to step on the scale at the airport or share how much they weigh before boarding a flight, a new report suggests. This measure is because Americans are getting "fatter" and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is concerned aircraft may be overloaded. Airline carriers are tasked with calculating the weight and balance of their aircraft to ensure it is within allowable limits for the safety of the plane. Increasing obesity rates in the United States, however, dictate that the standard numbers used by the airline industry to average out passenger weight is likely outdated and therefore, unsafe to use. Now, air carriers may have to update average passenger weight by weighing them at the gate, circular advisory sent out by the FAA states....
Newcastle Take Giant Leap Towards Premier League Safety
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Newcastle Take Giant Leap Towards Premier League Safety

Newcastle took a giant stride towards Premier League survival after securing a resounding 4-2 win at Leicester, dealing a blow to the hosts' Champions League hopes at the King Power Stadium on Friday Night Football. Steve Bruce's side moved 12 points clear of 18th-placed Fulham, who still have four games to play, as fears of another end-of-season collapse for the Foxes in their bid to finish in the top four showed signs of materialising. Joe Willock took full advantage of a Caglar Soyuncu error to continue his rich vein of form (22) before Paul Dummett rose unopposed to double Newcastle's lead (34), with Brendan Rodgers' team visibly unsettled by the late withdrawal of Jonny Evans prior to kick-off through injury. Callum Wilson pounced on a Timothy Castagne mistake to add to L...
Premier League Bans Away Fans for Final two matches of 2020/2021 season
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Premier League Bans Away Fans for Final two matches of 2020/2021 season

  The Premier League has said away fans will not be allowed into stadiums for the final two matches of the 2020/2021 season. Up to 10,000 supporters will be allowed in for round 37 fixtures on May 18 and 19 and for round 38 fixtures on May 23. This is based on the UK government going ahead with the planned easing of coronavirus restrictions on May 17. However, the league has decided to limit this to home spectators. “Following consultation with clubs, it was agreed matches would not be open to away supporters due to varying operational challenges across the league and the need to deliver a consistent approach, while maximizing the opportunity for home-fan attendance,” a league statement read. “The safety and security of supporters is of paramount importance. Club...
Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw
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Relegation Looms for West Brom after Wolves Draw

West Brom came from behind to earn a 1-1 draw at home to rivals Wolves but the solitary point edges them closer to the drop. Mbaye Diagne's second-half header cancelled out Fabio Silva's fortunate goal in first-half stoppage time but the draw means Sam Allardyce's side are 10 points from safety with four games to go. Wolves had more of the ball throughout but their own frailties were evident as Nuno Espirito Santo's out-of-form team failed to withstand West Brom pressure after the interval. As rain swept across the ground, it took both teams some time to settle into any kind of rhythm but it was Wolves who had the first chance when Romain Saiss headed straight at Sam Johnstone. The away side dominated possession for much of the first half, Nelson Semedo forcing a far better...
Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 
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Norwich Beat Troost-Ekong’s Watford To Championship Title As Rooney’s Derby County Face Relegation 

Norwich City have beaten William Troost-Ekong’s Watford to the Championship title after a comfortable 4-1 victory over Reading on Saturday. Already promoted to the Premier League at the first attempt, Norwich thumped Reading with a ruthless performance to be confirmed champions. As it turned out, Watford’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford would have handed Norwich the title anyway but the Canaries took care of their own business in emphatic fashion to secure top spot with one game left. Norwich recovered from an early setback to win, having trailed to a 12th minute goal from Josh Laurent. But two goals from Kieran Dowell, a stunning free-kick from Xavier Quintilla and Teemu Pukki’s 26th strike of the season ensured two titles in three seasons for Daniel Farke’s side. Meanwhile, t...
Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state
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Boko Haram Invades Gwoza in Borno state

Boko Haram insurgents are currently attacking residents in Gwoza Local Government Area of Borno state. The extremist group stormed the community on Monday evening, April 26, shooting sporadically as residents fled into the mountains for safety. Security agencies are currently exchanging fire in an attempt to repel the attack. Gwoza is the home town of Senator Representing Borno South, Ali Ndume who is also the Chairman senate committee on the army. Senator Ndume confirmed the attack to Vanguard. He told the publication that a "group of armed insurgents are currently attacking my home town Gwoza".
How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals
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How Accountant Shot by Robbers Died after allegedly Being Rejected by Lagos Hospitals

An accountant who was shot by robbers in Lagos died after allegedly being rejected by hospitals. Odiri Onosigho, 32, was waiting at the First Gate bus stop, Festac, in the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area of Lagos State, on April 15, when he was shot by robbers trying to collect his phone. His sister, who spoke to Punch, narrated how he died after Lagos hospitals allegedly rejected him due to a lack of police report. On the fateful day, Odiri and his friend, Michelle, were at the bus stop around 6am, waiting to board a bus to work. While waiting, robbers appeared suddenly and shot Odiri in the chest while dispossessing him of his phone. Passers-by and commuters ran to safety and when Michelle returned to search for Odiri, she found him lying on the ground in a pool...
Man Stranded in his Car after it Got Stuck in Flood Following Heavy rain in Lagos
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Man Stranded in his Car after it Got Stuck in Flood Following Heavy rain in Lagos

A driver was stranded in his car after it got stuck in the flood as it rained in Lagos on Thursday, April 22. The man couldn't leave his car for fear he would drown and the water level kept rising around his car. Media personality, Benjamin Okoh shared a video from the scene and called on the state government to hurry to the man's aid. In the video, passersby are seen standing at a safe distance to watch the driver struggle at Eniola Davies Street,  Fagba, Oko-Oba. Fortunately, residents succeeded in pulling the man to safety. They later retrieved his car before it could fall off the edge of the road. Watch the video below.
”Stop Painting the LGBT Community with your Stupidity”- Openly Gay Nigerian Chef, Idowu Ayomide tells Uche Maduawgu
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”Stop Painting the LGBT Community with your Stupidity”- Openly Gay Nigerian Chef, Idowu Ayomide tells Uche Maduawgu

Openly gay Nigerian chef, Idowu Ayomide, has slammed actor Uche Maduawgu who in a post he shared today, said he lied about his claim of being gay. According to Uche, he did claimed to be gay so he could fight for the LGBT community in Nigeria. Reacting via his Instagram page, Idowu said the actor should stop painting the LGBT community with his "stupidity." ''Stop painting the LGBT community with your stupidity, if you ever want to gain recognition in life, never you try to taint, defame and stained the LGBT community with your nuisance....oh you are scared of being lynched, attacked by homophobic person in Nigeria....do you think to become a GAY is an easy task, you come out with your full chest,and still turning back.... being A Gay you have to be brave, strong and be powerful......
Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom
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Ogun Health Workers go on Strike after Kidnapped Colleagues Regain Freedom

Health workers in Ogun State have gone on strike to protest the government’s poor handling of the abduction of two colleagues. A doctor, Oladunni Odetola, and a nurse, identified as Bamgbose, were kidnapped in Ogun State and have been released. Despite their release, health workers in Ogun state have insisted on going ahead with the planned strike "until the safety of members is guaranteed." The State Chairman of NMA, Ogunlaja Oladayo confirmed the release of the kidnapped doctor and nurse after about six days in captivity. However, he told Daily Trust on Tuesday, April 13, that there is no going back on strike declared by health workers in protest against the kidnapping of their colleagues in the state. He said the health workers need to be assured of their safety and that...
Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release
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Man who Broke into Kendall Jenner’s House to Swim Naked Breaks into Kylie’s after Jail Release

The man who was arrested after breaking into Kendall Jenner's home, and swimming naked in her pool, showed up in sister Kylie Jenner's home after his release from jail. Kendall got a temporary restraining order Thursday, April 1, against 27-year-old Shaquan King. Kendall Jenner states in legal documents that King made it onto her property early Sunday morning, March 28, removed his clothes and got into her pool before her personal security ordered him out, detained him and cops came to make an arrest. Kendall says only hours after his release from jail, King made his way to her sister, Kylie's gated community and was arrested Tuesday, March 30, for felony stalking. Kendall also details King's alleged criminal history in the documents, claiming he's been busted for kidnappin...
Bandits Won’t Drop Their Arms If They Don’t Feel Safe – Gumi
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Bandits Won’t Drop Their Arms If They Don’t Feel Safe – Gumi

Ahmad Gumi, an Islamic cleric, says if bandits are not assured of their safety and rehabilitation, they will not let go of their arms. Gumi made the comment on Wednesday during a virtual event hosted by the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies. The meeting was organised to discuss Nigeria’s security challenges. The cleric said he sees no reason why the government should not dialogue with the bandits who are willing to negotiate. Gumi said: “Nobody can justify criminality, what we are saying is what we saw in the forest is an ethnic war going on between people in the forest and the neighboring villages and hamlets. When the herder felt he has grievances and nobody was listening to him, he took on weapons. “So when we went there and they saw a listenin...
Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children
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Moderna Begins Testing its COVID-19 Vaccine on Young Children

Moderna has begun testing its COVID-19 vaccine in young children. The biotech firm announced on Tuesday, March 16, the first participants in a study of children between 6 months and 12 years old received doses of its COVID-19 vaccine. Moderna collaborated with the National Institutes of Health and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority on the study. Moderna plans to enroll 6,750 participants in the US and Canada in the trial, called the KidCOVE study. Researchers will evaluate the safety of the two-dose vaccine given 28 days apart. The US has not approved a COVID-19 vaccine for people under 16 years old. Researchers prioritized adults in initial vaccine trials, as severe COVID-19 illness in children is rare. According to Cleveland Clinic, clinical trials...
8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine
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8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine

The federal government of Nigeria said 8,000 Nigerians have been given the Covid-19 vaccine so far, including President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and none has reported any adverse effect since the vaccination began last week. A number of countries have suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over reported negative effects. However, the federal government yesterday, March 15, assured Nigerians of its safety. It said no case of side effects of the vaccine such as blood clotting has so far been reported in the country. The number of countries that have suspended AstraZeneca vaccine increased yesterday with France, Germany, Spain and Italy joining the long list. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised countries using ...
Dr.Dre’s Estranged wife, Nicole Young Denied a Restraining Order Against the Music Mogul after he called her ‘Greedy b*tch’ in new song
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Dr.Dre’s Estranged wife, Nicole Young Denied a Restraining Order Against the Music Mogul after he called her ‘Greedy b*tch’ in new song

Dr.Dre's estranged wife, Nicole Young has reportedly been denied a restraining order against the music mogul after he called her 'greedy' in a song that prompted her to fear for her safety amid their ongoing divorce. Young, 51, requested the emergency domestic violence restraining order against her ex, 56, after he released a song last month in which he referred to her as a 'greedy b*tch' and a 'perjurer', according to TMZ. Young claims that she's concerned for her safety after the release of the song, and alleges 'he has upped the ante and is now outright threatening me to keep my mouth shut or else.' In the snippet, the hip-pop mogul referenced his recent stay at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after suffering a brain aneurysm and his wife's monetary demands in their ongoing div...
Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club
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Emiliano Sala’s Family Launch Legal Action against Cardiff City over Footballer’s Death on Flight to Join new club

The family of late footballer, Emiliano Sala, have launched legal action against Cardiff City and his former club FC Nantes over his death in a plane crash. Then aged 28, the striker was travelling to join Cardiff after signing from FC Nantes when the single-engine Piper Malibu plane crashed north of Guernsey on January 21, 2019. A pre-inquest review into his death took place in Bournemouth on Wednesday, March 10, but a full inquest won't be held until next year. Lawyers for the family said the high court action had been started to "protect their legal rights". The legal suit action includes Cardiff City - the club he had signed for just three days before his death. They are also taking legal action against his former French club, FC Nantes, which sold him for £15mil...
Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 
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Thousands of Fake Covid-19 Vaccines Seized in South Africa and China 

Thousands of fake COVID-19 vaccine doses have been seized in South Africa and China as Interpol warned the raids were 'only the tip of the iceberg.' The international police body said roughly 2,400 doses of fake coronavirus vaccines in 400 ampoules were seized with a 'large quantity' of face masks at a warehouse in Germiston, South Africa. Chinese police seized more than 3,000 fake vaccines after a raid on a manufacturing plant. Authorities also confirmed the arrest of 80 suspects at the scene following the raid. Interpol claimed it had received more reports of criminal vaccine distribution networks targeting nursing homes and other health bodies. Pictures from the South Africa raids showed boxes stacked up in a largely empty warehouse, and a box full of fake COVID-19 va...
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...
You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria
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You are Responsible for your Personal Safety Abroad, – Canada Warns Its Citizens against non-essential Travel to Nigeria

The Canadian government has warned its citizens against non-essential travel to Nigeria over security not being predictable. The North American country in a travel advisory addressed to its citizens, also advised its citizens already in Nigeria to avoid travelling to Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Plateau states. According to Canadian authorities, there are risks of inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings in Nigeria. The travel advisory read;   “Avoid non-essential travel to Nigeria due to the unpredictable security situation throughout the country and the significant risk of terrorism, crime, inter-communal clashes, armed attacks and kidnappings. “Avoid all travel to the following regions due to the risk of terrorism, armed attacks, kidna...
Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City
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Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City

All bars and clubs in Dubai are to be shut this February following spike in coronavirus cases. This comes after waves of influencers from different countries jetted out to the UAE to avoid pandemic restrictions and travel bans in their countries. Last week, the UK Government added the UAE to a "red list" of countries, meaning all direct flights from Dubai to Britain were suspended. This is in a bid to stop the new South African variant of Covid from further spreading in the UK. The UK government made it clear that those UK citizens and influencers having fun in the sun in Dubai should return home immediately and self-isolate before the ban set in. However, many of those out in Dubai ignored the UK Prime Minister's requests, mocking the UK lockdown and continuing with the...
Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public
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Northern Governors to take COVID-19 Vaccine in Public

Chairman of the Northern Governors' Forum and Governor of Plateau state, Simon Lalong has announced that the 19 Northern States Governors will be publicly taking the first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine when they arrive in the country. Lalong said this in his address at a webinar organised by the Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation, where the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine were discussed. The Governor who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government Prof. Danladi Atu, said the Northern Governors will be publicly taking the vaccine to dispel fears surrounding it. He said; “We – the Northern Governors – have agreed to take the first doses of the vaccines.”
10 newborn babies die in hospital fire, India
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10 newborn babies die in hospital fire, India

10 newborn babies have reportedly died in a fire outbreak at a state-run hospital in western India in the early hours of Saturday. 17 infants where in the unit for sick newborn babies when the fire broke out at the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra state. Seven infants died due to smoke suffocation, and three from burn injuries, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope told reporters. Seven babies were rescued by the nurses and ward staff. All the infants were aged between a few days and three months, Bhandara district health official Prashant Uike said. The government has ordered a probe into the incident and a safety audit of all neo-natal care units in the state. Initial reports indicated that the fire may have been caused by a short circuit in o...
COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians
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COVID19 is Real- MFM GO, Daniel Olukoya Tells Nigerians

The General Overseer of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) Dr. Daniel Olukoya has urged Nigerians to take COVID-19 seriously and obey safety protocols as the virus is indeed real and in existence. Olukoya made the appeal when he spoke at the inauguration of a remodeled foyer of the University of Lagos’s Senate Building on Monday December 4. He said as a trained microbiologist, he was sure the virus does exist and should not be joked with. “The first thing is to convince the populace that it is real because some people don’t believe it exists. But I am a man of God and I have prayed for so many people with the same infirmity and I know that it exists. So, we should not joke with it. People should obey all the rules. And most importantly, we should pray that this...
Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety
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Former US presidents, Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton pledge to receive COVID-19 vaccine on TV to show its safety

Former US presidents Barack Obama, George W Bush and Bill Clinton have pledged to receive coronavirus vaccine on camera to help promote the safety of the vaccine.   The effort comes as the Food and Drug Administration prepares to meet next week to decide whether to authorize a Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.   In an interview with SiriusXM host Joe Madison, Obama said that he would trust Anthony Fauci if the infectious disease expert declares a coronavirus vaccine to be safe.   “People like Anthony Fauci, who I know, and I’ve worked with, I trust completely,” Obama said. “So, if Anthony Fauci tells me this vaccine is safe, and can vaccinate, you know, immunize you from getting Covid, absolutely, I’m going to take it.”   Obam...
LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety
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LASG Reassures Boat Passengers Of Safety

The Lagos State Government has reassured boat passengers of their safety on the waterways, urging residents and business owners to embrace alternative means of transportation which LAGFERRY is providing. The Managing Director, Director, Mr. AbdoulBaq Ladi Balogun, Lagos Ferry Services (LAGFERRY), gave the assurance today during the celebration of the company's 100,000th passenger at the Ipakodo Terminal, Ikorodu, saying "Today we are very happy reaching another milestone of commuting our 100,000th passenger on the 124th day of our operations, since the commissioning of our boats by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu in February 2020". He expressed his appreciation to Governor Sanwo-Olu for his unflinching support and the passengers for their continuous patronage and loyalty, stressing that ...

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