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2021 Golden Globes: See all Red Carpet Photos and how Some Stars Dressed up at home
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2021 Golden Globes: See all Red Carpet Photos and how Some Stars Dressed up at home

The 78th Golden Globe Awards honor the best in American television of 2020, as well as film in 2020 and early 2021, as chosen by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. The award ceremony held on Sunday, February 28, at the famed Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, two months after it was originally scheduled to take place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While some celebrities were at the awards ceremony in person as presenters, most-watched from their homes and shared images of their outfits from their garden or in their living room. American-Mexican film actress, Salma Hayek alongside Margot Robbie, Renee Zellweger, and Gal Gadot walked the socially distant red carpet while other stars appeared virtually - including nominees.
Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday
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Nigeria to Receive about 3.92 Million Doses of AstraZeneca COVID19 Vaccine  on Tuesday

The Federal government has announced that Nigeria is scheduled to take delivery of 3.92 million doses of the COVID19 vaccine on Tuesday, March 2. The delivery will mark the first arrival of COVID19 vaccine in the country and make Nigeria the next West African country to benefit from the COVAX Facility after Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. A statement from Dr. Faisal Shuaib, Executive Director and Chief Executive of the NPHCDA, reads in part “The arrival of this vaccine is the result of the commitment of the Federal Government of Nigeria, under the leadership of His Excellency, President Muhammandu Buhari, the support of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the guidance of the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire. We are fully prepared to receive and deliver the ...
Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections
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Laporta Announces Names to Join him at Barcelona if he Wins Elections

  Barcelona presidential candidate, Joan Laporta, has officially announced the individuals he will work with should he win the elections. Laporta, a former President of the club, along with vice presidential candidate, Rafael Yuste, revealed the two key additions to their project in a press conference on Thursday evening. Former goalkeeper of the club, Victor Valdes, was one of the names the sports chiefs have chosen to work with. The other is Mateu Alemany. Valdes is currently working as the coach of the youth team but will now have to return to the club if Laporta is elected. Yuste said that Alemany will be a great addition to the club due to his vast knowledge of the game. “Alemany has enormous knowledge of football at all levels. We will be happy to have him ...
Father of Liverpool’s Alisson Becker Drowns, Dies
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Father of Liverpool’s Alisson Becker Drowns, Dies

Jose, the father of Liverpool goalkeeper Alisson Becker, has drowned and died in a lake near his holiday home in southern Brazil on Wednesday, local police confirmed. The 57-year-old had been swimming at a dam on the property, but was declared missing around 5pm on Wednesday. The Fire Department of Cacapava do Sul sent a team to assist in the search and it located the body at 11:59pm. No foul play was suspected. Alisson moved to Liverpool in 2018 from Roma. His younger brother Muriel is also a goalkeeper with Brazilian side, Fluminense. Internacional, whom both brothers played for, tweeted their condolences. “It is with great sadness that we received the news of Jose Agostinho Becker’s death, the father of our ex-goalkeepers Alisson and Muriel,” the club said. Live...
El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking
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El Chapo’s Wife, Emma Coronel Aispuro Arrested for Drug Trafficking

The wife of notorious Mexican drug trafficker Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera has been on drug trafficking charges. Emma Coronel Aispuro, 31, was taken into custody on Monday, February 22, at Dulles International Airport. She is scheduled to make her appearance in federal court soon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia via video conference. Aispuro is charged in a one count criminal complaint with a conspiracy to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin, five kilograms or more of cocaine, 1,000 kilograms or more of marijuana, and 500 grams or more of methamphetamines for unlawful importation into the U.S., the Department of Justice said in a news release. She also allegedly helped Guzman Loera escape from a Mexican prison in 2015, the department said. Af...
#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate
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#OccupyLekkiTollGate: Heavy Police Presence at Lekki Toll Gate

There's currently a heavy police presence at Lekki toll gate, which is the venue of the #OccupyLekkiTollGate protest holding tomorrow February 13. While some #EndSARS protesters have insisted on going ahead with the protest to show their disapproval with reopening of Lekki toll gate where some peaceful protesters were allegedly shot by soldiers on October 20, 2020, the police and FG have vowed not to allow such protest. Videos and photos shared online showed there's now a heavy police presence at the venue of the scheduled protest.
Europa League: Arsenal, Benfica Agree to Change Venue for Games
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Europa League: Arsenal, Benfica Agree to Change Venue for Games

The two legs of Arsenal’s Europa League clash with Benfica this month will be played at a neutral venue in Rome, because of COVID-19 travel restrictions, according to The Evening Standard. The Gunners were initially scheduled to travel to Lisbon on February 18 for the first leg, with Benfica arriving at the Emirates a week later on February 25. However, government rules regarding travel between the UK and Portugal, means that can no longer happen. Arsenal and Benfica have now agreed to move both matches to a neutral venue free of travel restrictions. Mikel Arteta’s men will now travel to Rome instead, with the second leg also expected to be played in the Italian capital, although talks are still ongoing. The venue is likely to be the Stadio Olimpico, home to both Roma an...
National Assembly postpones resumption till February
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National Assembly postpones resumption till February

The National Assembly's resumption which was initially scheduled for January 26 has been postponed till February 9.   The postponement was conveyed in a statement released by the clerk to the National Assembly, Ojo Olatunde Amos.   Amos said the postponement is to enable members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) party to participate in the registration and revalidation of its membership scheduled to commence on Monday, January 25.   The statement read;   “This is to inform all distinguished senators and honourable members of the National Assembly that the resumption of plenary sessions earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 26th January 2021 is hereby rescheduled for Tuesday, February 9, 2021."
Caf President Ahmad Ahmad confirms candidacy for re-election
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Caf President Ahmad Ahmad confirms candidacy for re-election

The next election for positions in the African football governing body is scheduled for March 2021 The Confederation of African Football President Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office. Ahmad’s confirmation comes on the back of a reported endorsement from 46 African Federations who are rooting for his success in the elective Extraordinary General Assembly in Morocco on March 12, 2021. Three years ago, Ahmad ended Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign as Caf boss, after defeating the Cameroonian by 34 votes to 20.
Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals get new dates
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Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup semi-finals get new dates

The African inter-club competitions have been given new dates to complete their schedules The Caf Champions League and Confederation Cup are set to recommence in October after an agreement was reached by the Executive Committee of the continental governing body on Thursday. Both tournaments were suspended in May because of the coronavirus pandemic and there had not been clarity on when it was ok to resume the competition. The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals were initially set to be played on September 25 and 26, while the return legs were scheduled for October 2 and 3. The two single-leg semi-finals of the Confederation Cup were billed for September 22 and the final on September 27.  
Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev ‘scheduled for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena
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Anthony Joshua’s fight against Kubrat Pulev ‘scheduled for December 12 at London’s O2 Arena

Anthony Joshua will fight IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev on December 12 at London's O2 Arena, promoter Eddie Hearn has revealed.   The bout between the British-Nigerian heavyweight and the Bulgarian was initially due to take place in June at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium but was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.   However, a new date for the bout has now been revealed.   'Yes, December 12 at the O2 is the plan for AJ,' Hearn told Boxing Scene.     Sports promoter John Wirt, who co-promotes Pulev with Top Rank, added: 'We are happy that the fight appears to be back on track and that we have a new date and site.   'There is still some tweaking to do on the contract but we are optimistic it should be conclu...
House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation
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House of Representatives Complex Shut Down for Fumigation

The management of the National Assembly has shut down the House of Representatives Complex for a routine fumigation exercise. During the two-day exercise, staff of the the house are expected to stay away from the complex. They've been directed to resume normal duties on Monday June 22, but it is still not clear if scheduled House committee functions will go ahead or not. It is also not known if the exercise has anything to do with COVID-19 pandemic. A circular referenced NASS/HR/MSD/ClR/003/IV138 and signed by Titus Jatau, a Deputy Director of the management read; “Approval has been granted for the 2nd quarter fumigation exercise to be carried out tomorrow Thursday, 18th and Friday. 19th June, 2020. “In the light of the above, all staff are requested to stay away during thi...
Trump postpones his Tulsa rally to June 20 ‘out of respect’ for Juneteenth holiday that celebrates end of slavery
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Trump postpones his Tulsa rally to June 20 ‘out of respect’ for Juneteenth holiday that celebrates end of slavery

US President Donald Trump, has moved his planned rally meant for June 19 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to the 20th out of “respect” for Juneteenth, he announced.   The campaign rally, originally scheduled for the holiday on Friday, June 19, also known as the Juneteenth, which is the day when news that President Lincoln had signed the Slavery Emancipation Proclamation reached Texas, the last state where slaves learned of their freedom.   The location of the rally, Tulsa, has also generated controversy as Tulsa in 1921 was the area where mobs of white rioters attacked black residents and their homes and businesses in a historic section of the city known as “Black Wall Street.”  Hundreds of black  residents were killed and thousands more left homeless.   The original da...
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APC Screening Committee Disqualifies Godwin Obaseki

The Screening Committee of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has disqualified Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, from contesting in the party’s governorship primary election scheduled for June 22, 2020. Obaseki and five other aspirants were screened by the committee earlier this week to validate their credentials and grant them clearance to vie for the party's ticket to contest in the September 19 governorship election. However, when the seven-member committee led by Professor Jonathan Ayuba presented its report to the party's National Working Committee on Friday, June 12, the committee said Obaseki and two other candidates were not cleared. Prof. Jonathan Ayuba said the governor did not present his Higher School Leaving Certificate. Ayuba noted that the committee could ...
Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts
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Seville Derby, Real Madrid, Barcelona in Action as LaLiga Restarts

LaLiga restarts today, three months after it was suspended because of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Spanish top flight becomes the second major European league to resume, after the German Bundesliga. The English Premier League and the Italian Serie A are scheduled to restart next week. LaLiga begins with the Seville Derby between Sevilla and Real Betis on Thursday. Other Match Day 28 fixtures will be played between June 12 and June 15. They will include Real Madrid vs Eibar and Real Mallorca vs Barcelona.
BREAKING: Ooni of Ife Loses Grandmother
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BREAKING: Ooni of Ife Loses Grandmother

The Ooni of Ife, Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II has lost his grandmother, Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa. Mrs. Faramobi gave up the ghost on Saturday night at her residence in Ile-Ife at the ripe age of 103 years. In a statement, signed by Director, Media & Public Affairs, Comrade Moses Olafare, the deceased was Born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs. Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife. Survived by children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.
EU Tells UK Post-Brexit Deal Vital During COVID-19 Crisis
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EU Tells UK Post-Brexit Deal Vital During COVID-19 Crisis

EU and UK negotiators will enter a fourth and last scheduled round of talks this week that could determine if a comprehensive new agreement is struck by the year-end deadline. Britain formally left the other 27 EU nations in January but still largely operates as if it were a member of the bloc. It also continues making contributions to the EU budget — a reality that particularly upsets Brexit supporters. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has vowed not to extend the talks past the current deadline — something he must do by the end of June — and the prospects of a broad new deal look bleak. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier told The Sunday Times that London and Brussels could afford to make the economic situation even worse by breaking off their nearly 50-year partnership wit...
Liverpool face missing £35M from Coutinho fee
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Liverpool face missing £35M from Coutinho fee

Liverpool could miss out on a hefty chunk of the original fee which took Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona. The Daily Mail says the Reds could be set to miss out on £35million in performance-related payments tied up in Coutinho's move to Barca, who are struggling for cash during the coronavirus crisis. Coutinho left the Reds after five years at Anfield in a headline £142million move in January 2018, with his future success at the Nou Camp seen as a given by many. However the Brazilian would often struggle to hold down a place in the team in Catalonia, and after just a year-and-a-half at the club he was shipped off on loan to Bayern Munich for the entirety of the 2019/20 season. The Reds are now "unlikely to receive" that money due to Coutinho's lack of impact at Barca, and what's ...
India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown
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India extends world’s biggest virus lockdown

India’s nationwide coronavirus lockdown, the biggest in the world covering 1.3 billion people, will be extended until May 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Tuesday. The move comes despite complaints from millions of poor, a vast underclass who have been left almost completely without support as jobs have vanished and incomes dried up. “From the economic angle, we have paid a big price,” Modi said. “But the lives of the people of India are far more valuable.” “From the experiences of the last few days, it is clear that the path we have chosen is correct.” India’s current three-week-old lockdown, in force since March 25, had been scheduled to end at midnight Tuesday. Modi said there would be “limited relaxations” from April 20 for districts with no cases, and new guidelines...
Mali announces coronavirus aid package, maintains election date
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Mali announces coronavirus aid package, maintains election date

Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has announced a coronavirus aid package for poor people and hard-hit firms, as cases continue to rise in the war-torn West African state. The president warned on Friday that the country’s already war-battered economy was facing a shock, and declared a package worth some 500 billion CFA francs ($832 million). “The government of Mali… is willing to make the greatest sacrifice to lessen the negative impact of the pandemic on our economy and society,” Keita said in a televised address. Mali is one of the poorest countries in the world and has been struggling since 2012 to quell a jihadist insurgency that has killed thousands of soldiers and civilians. The conflict — which has left swathes of the country outside state control — has aggravated ...
NBA players to receive full April 15 paychecks
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NBA players to receive full April 15 paychecks

  ESPN and the Philadelphia Inquirer were among the outlets citing league sources in reporting that players would be paid as usual on April 15. The league and the National Basketball Players Association have been negotiating a salary-reduction percentage for upcoming pay periods, and on Tuesday the players association reiterated to agents that owners could withhold 25 percent of players’ remaining salaries if the season is cancelled. NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Monday that he did not expect the league to be in a position to make a decision on when and how a return to play might happen until May. The regular season was due to end on April 15, with the playoffs scheduled to start on April 18.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be postponed over coronavirus
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Tokyo 2020 Olympics could be postponed over coronavirus

Japan’s Olympic minister says the Tokyo 2020 Games could be postponed from the summer until later in the year amid fears over the coronavirus outbreak. In a response to a question in Japan’s parliament, Seiko Hashimoto said Tokyo’s contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “calls for the Games to be held within 2020”.She added that “could be interpreted as allowing a postponement”. The Games are due to be held from 24 July to 9 August. “We are doing all we can to ensure that the Games go ahead as planned,” Hashimoto added. IOC president Thomas Bach said last week that the organisation is “fully committed” to hosting the event as scheduled. Under the hosting agreement the right to cancel the Games remains with the IOC. A number of high-profile sporting events...
A boat cruise in Canada’s Montreal went sour as a Nigerian man drowned on the outing with his friends
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A boat cruise in Canada’s Montreal went sour as a Nigerian man drowned on the outing with his friends

A boat cruise in Canada's Montreal went sour as a Nigerian man drowned on the outing with his friends.   The 25-year-old Nigerian man identified as Uchenna Stanley Nnaji drowned in Lac des Sables in the Laurentian community of Ste-Agathe-des-Monts on July 13, two weeks after being granted assylum.   The deceased was apparently not wearing a life vest and did not resurface after he jumped off the boat into the water to swim at about 11:50 a.m. His body was recovered the next day after firefighters and the SQ nautical team which included divers patrolled the area.   The burial ceremony of Uchenna Stanley Nnaji is scheduled to hold on August 9 in Canada.
FG shifts closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to September 2
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FG shifts closure of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway to September 2

Motorists and commuters that ply the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway can now heave a sigh of relief as the Federal Government has moved the proposed partial closure of portions of the road to September 2nd.   The partial closure which was originally scheduled to begin by August 3rd, is to enable the Federal government carry out repairs on the 1.4km stretch of the road between Berger and Kara Market.   The Federal Controller of Works, Lagos, Mr Adedamola Kuti, in a statement released yesterday August 2nd, said the  postponement followed complaints by Nigerians on the inconvenience they would experience during next week’s Eid El Kabir festival and the   annual convention of the Redeemed Christian Church of God.   Kuti said the shift is also to enable the Federal gove...
10,000 Police Job: PSC Short-lists 80,724 For Aptitude Test
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10,000 Police Job: PSC Short-lists 80,724 For Aptitude Test

The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has shortlisted 80,724 from its screening exercise conducted for applicants who applied nationwide for the position of Constable in the Nigeria Police Force, a report by TheNation has revealed. Those who scaled through the screening process are scheduled to sit for an aptitude test on the 3rd of August, 2019 across the country. The aptitude test is part of the requirement by the Commission to recruit 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Police Force for year 2019 as mandated by President Muhammadu Buhari. At the close of the Commission’s recruitment portal on January 11th, 2019, a total of 315,032 applications were received but 210,150 applicants were shortlisted for the screening exercise. The Commission in a statement in Abuja by its S...
Algeria begin preparations for Africa Cup of Nations
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Algeria begin preparations for Africa Cup of Nations

The Desert Foxes have kicked off their training for the continental tournament scheduled to commence later in this month Algeria have started their preparations for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations which will take place in Egypt from June 21. Djamel Belmadi has named his final 23-man squad for the continental showpiece with Manchester City star Riyad Mahrez headlining the list. As part of their preparations, the Desert Foxes will play Burundi in a friendly game on June 11 and will take on Mali five days later, before their campaign in Egypt.
Imo Assembly mandates Ihedioha to probe Okorocha
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Imo Assembly mandates Ihedioha to probe Okorocha

The Imo State House of Assembly has mandated Governor Emeka Ihedioha to probe the activities of his predecessor, Rochas Okorocha. The House, during a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Chinedu Offor, also sacked the 27 local government chairmen and their councillors. The sacked chairmen were directed to hand over to the Directors of Administration immediately. The House also cancelled all appointments made by the former governor into Boards, Agencies and inter-ministerial Departments in the twilight of his administration, saying such appointments were hurriedly done to put landmines on the path of the new administration. Following a motion by Mike Iheanetu (Aboh Mbaise), the lawmakers asked for a review of all land allocations, land transactions as well as inventory of all gove...
Veteran Filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah is Dead
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Veteran Filmmaker Eddie Ugbomah is Dead

Nigerian veteran filmmaker, Eddie Ugbomah is dead. He died at a private hospital in Lagos at the age of 78. The filmmaker is said to have died around 1 pm today, 11 May 2019 before he could undergo a surgery he was scheduled for Monday, as a result of a brain ailment. He needed N50m for medical treatment. At a point Chief Ugbomah decided to sell his autobiography, films, documentaries and other valuables to raise fund for his treatment. He also sent a ‘Save My Soul’ (SMS) message to Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, where he hails from. Six weeks later, Ugbomah was still unable to raise the required sum. He sold his house and car but still he found himself nowhere close to N50 million. Eddie Ugbomah’s last appeal was: “Please, don’t let me die like a rat.” “I have the ...
2019 UTME: JAMB issues strong warning to candidates
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2019 UTME: JAMB issues strong warning to candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it will not condone lateness by candidates to its 2019 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), scheduled for Monday, April 1. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday, in Lagos. NAN reports that a total of 157,631 candidates have been scheduled to sit for the optional examination in some accredited Computer Based Centres (CBT) across the country. According to Benjamin, all is now set for the conduct of the examination by the board. “Just like the main UTME, candidates are expected to adhere strictly to all the rules guiding the test. “I want to say that we are fully set to conduct the mock examination, which ...
Convicted Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Seeks New Trial
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Convicted Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ Seeks New Trial

Joaquin Guzman, the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo, on Tuesday asked a U.S. judge to set aside his conviction for smuggling tons of drugs into the United States and grant a new trial, saying juror misconduct deprived him of his constitutional right to a fair trial. In a filing with the federal court in Brooklyn, New York, lawyers for Guzman relied heavily on a Feb. 20 report in Vice News where an unnamed juror said at least five fellow jurors violated the trial judge’s orders by following the case in the media during the 11-week trial. The lawyers said this could have exposed jurors to a flood of information not admitted at trial, including reports based on public court filings that Guzman raped girls as young as 13 years old, that tainted their impartiality. Guzman previous...
Mr Eazi Apologizes to Fans as He Postpones Canada Shows
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Mr Eazi Apologizes to Fans as He Postpones Canada Shows

Mr Eazi has announced the postponement of his shows which were scheduled to take place this March in Canada. The Nigerian singer took to social media to apologize to his fans for the change in plans which is due to visa issues he’s having. Mr Eazi wrote: MARCH DATES For US & Canada Postponed – You, the fans, have and always will be the most important people in my career as an artist. It is with you in mind that I make this frustrating and disappointing decision, to postpone and reschedule the MARCH DATES on my Life Is Eazi – Vol 2, North American Tour. Whilst i Anticipate my visa to be issued anytime now, i do not know for certain when this will happen It is this uncertainty that has created so much frustration & Led to this very last minute announcement. Some of ...
Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora
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Only the Best D’Tigers for World Cup, Says Nwora

Nigeria’s senior men’s basketball team Head Coach, Alex Nwora has insisted that only Nigeria’s best players will be selected in D’Tigers’ squad to the 2019 FIBA World Cup for men. Nwora’s announcement followed weekend’s draw that pitted Nigeria against Russia, Argentina and South Korea in Group B. He said that the World Cup is only deserving of the best materials that the country can boast of. The coach who led Nigeria to becoming the first country in the world to qualify for the World Cup scheduled to be hosted in China said it’s time to go back to the drawing board after the euphoria of qualification. “You have to bring your best players to the World Cup. It is not a competition you attend with just any player,” the coach reasoned. With interest being shown by many play...
Buhari Must Apologize to us Over Election Postponement – I Go Dye
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Buhari Must Apologize to us Over Election Postponement – I Go Dye

Popular comedian I Go Dye has also reacted to the the Presidential election postponement which was earlier scheduled for today, February 16th 2019. I Go Dye in post shared in his Instagram page, says the INEC chairman must be suspended while President Buhari must tender an unreserved apology to Nigerians  for the postponement of the election. Posting a throwback video of President Buhari condemning postponements of the elections in 2015, I Go Dye wrote; I CALL FOR THE SUSPENSION OF THE INEC CHAIRMAN AND UNRESERVED APOLOGY FROM PRESIDENT MOHAMMADU BUHARI WHO ONCE CONDEMNED THE 2015 POSTPONED ELECTION. I am astonished like many other Nigerians who woke up only to discover that INEC has postponed and fixed new dates 23rd for the elections. I feel this is totally unacceptable f...
Fire Will Not Stop Elections In Plateau, Abia States – INEC
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Fire Will Not Stop Elections In Plateau, Abia States – INEC

INEC has re-affirmed that elections would proceed as scheduled despite the fire incidents that destroyed its offices in Qua’an Pan Local Government of Plateau and Isiala Ngwa South Local Government Area of Abia.   The commission gave the assurance in a statement issued by Mr Festus Okoye, INEC National Commissioner and Chairman, Information and Voter Education Committee on Sunday in Abuja.   The commission also pledged it would print and made available, Permanent Voters’ Cards (PVC), to registered voters whose cards were affected by the fire in the two local government offices. The first incident occurred in Isiala Ngwa South Local Government office of the Commission in Abia State on Saturday Feb. 2, while the second occurred at the Qua’an Pan Local Government office ...
Atiku’s US Trip Was Closely Guarded Secret That Was Not Known to Even Family Members – Dele Momodu
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Atiku’s US Trip Was Closely Guarded Secret That Was Not Known to Even Family Members – Dele Momodu

Dele Momodu, who broke the news of Atiku’s US trip yesterday on social media, has revealed that it was a closely guarded secret. According to Dele Momodu, Atiku’s US trip was closely guarded secret that was not known to even family members and close aides. He further added that those who had a hint of it, believed he was heading to London, UK. Dele Momodu’s The Bossnewspaper wrote;  ‘The US trip was a closely guarded secret that was not known to even his family members and close aides. Some who had a hint believed he was heading to London, UK.  According to our source, when his aircraft took off in Lagos,  the flight was scheduled for London’. The report went on to say, ‘Alhaji Atiku Abubakar arrived London before heading to the United States’.
Trump Cancels Nancy Pelosi Foreign Trip Citing Shutdown
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Trump Cancels Nancy Pelosi Foreign Trip Citing Shutdown

Donald Trump has denied House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi the use of military aircraft for an overseas trip, asking her to stay to negotiate the partial US government shutdown. On Wednesday Mrs Pelosi had urged Mr Trump to postpone his State of the Union address, amid political deadlock. Mr Trump’s move came on the 27th day of the US’s longest-ever federal shutdown. The Republican president wants $5.7bn (£4.4bn) of congressional funding to build a wall on the US-Mexico border, but Democrats have refused. Mr Trump’s cancellation of the trip emerged less than an hour before the Democratic speaker of the House of Representatives was scheduled to leave on Thursday afternoon, US media say. In a letter to Pelosi denying her delegation the use of a plane, President Trump called the tri...
With an epic letter, President Trump blocks Nancy Pelosi’s international travels as US government shutdown continues
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With an epic letter, President Trump blocks Nancy Pelosi’s international travels as US government shutdown continues

President Donald Trump’s conflict with Democrats over a partial U.S. government shutdown has escalated with Trump denying House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi  the use of military aircraft for an overseas trip.   The move by Trump is in apparent retaliation for Pelosi's suggestion that he should delay the annual State of the Union address scheduled for the Capitol or he sends in his address in writing.   Pelosi had been scheduled to travel on a military aircraft as part of a congressional delegation to Belgium, where NATO is based, and Afghanistan to visit American troops stationed there.   In a letter to Pelosi denying her delegation the use of a plane, President Trump called the trip an “excursion.”   “In light of the 800,000 great American workers not ...
AIG Abubakar Adamu is The New IGP
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AIG Abubakar Adamu is The New IGP

AIG Abubakar Adamu is the new Inspector General of Police (IGP). The Nasarawa born acting IGP who was the head of the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), will be replacingIbrahim Idris, who has attained the statutory retirement of 60 in the force. AIG Abubakar Adamu who was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police(DCP) in Ekiti State, has served with the United Nations and INTERPOL. His appointment came after many Nigerians kicked the against an alleged move by President Muhammadu Buhari to extend the tenure of the outgoing IGP, basing their allegations on the notion that there are plans to use Idris’s influence to manipulate the presidential election scheduled for February 2019.
Lady Arrested For Stalking Man With Over 159,000 Text Messages
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Lady Arrested For Stalking Man With Over 159,000 Text Messages

A woman has been arrested for stalking a man with over 159,000 text messages. She began sending the messages after she went on a single date with him. 31-year-old Jacquelyn Ades threatened the man in some of the text messages. Ades, a licensed beautician from Florida, met the unnamed victim, identified only as the CEO of a Scottsdale-area company that sells skincare products, through the dating site Luxy, which bills itself as a dating service for millionaires. The two went out together once, but the man was not interested in pursuing a relationship with Ades, documents stated. Despite that, the woman continued sending him text messages, sometimes up to 500 a day. The businessman contacted police in July 2017 when he spotted Ades parked outside his Paradise Valley home. Befor...
Bride dies a day before her wedding in Bauchi
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Bride dies a day before her wedding in Bauchi

A bride Fawziya Tataru has died a day before her wedding day in Bauchi. Fawziya, a Quantity Survey graduate of the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi State, has her wedding scheduled for 11:00am at Gwallaga mosque, today. According to reports, Fawziya Tataru, died of an undisclosed ailment, shortly after her Wedding Walima to Abduljalil Salisu, yesterday afternoon. Instead of her Wedding Fatiha today, which serious preparations had gone into, her funeral prayer will now hold at the same time and mosque ahead of her burial. Her husband-to-be Abduljalil Salisu was inconsolable after hearing the sad news of his bride’s demise yesterday.
Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14
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Buhari, Atiku, Others Scheduled For Presidential Debate On December 14

The Nigerian Election Debate Group has fixed December 14, 2018 for a debate for presidential candidates of different political parties taking part in the 2019 elections. The vice presidential candidates are billed to take their turn on January 19, 2019. The group’s chairman, Mr. John Momoh, disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday. Momoh who is also the chairman of the Broadcasting Organisation added that the debates will hold at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja and will be broadcast live by all BON members. President Muhammadu Buhari is the candidate of the All Progressives Congress with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo as his running mate. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party is Alhaji Atiku Abubakar with Mr. Peter Obi as his running...
2018 NSF: Abuja National Stadium To Be Shut Down Next Week
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2018 NSF: Abuja National Stadium To Be Shut Down Next Week

The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports will close down the Abuja National Stadium as from next week to ensure its proper cleaning and rehabilitation, an official said on Tuesday. The ministry’s Permanent Secretary, Olusade Adesola, told newsmen in Abuja that the closure would help them put the stadium in a proper shape for the 2018 National Sports Festival (NSF). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the 2018 NSF, which is the 19th edition and was earlier scheduled for 2014, is slated for Dec. 6 to Dec. 16. “By the second week of November, we will close down the National Stadium and stop the usage of its facilities by the public to prepare the stadium for the festival. “Even though we have already commenced its restructuring and cleaning, but we need to shut down the...
FG Begins Verification Of 5,909 Pensioners Of Nigerian Airways
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FG Begins Verification Of 5,909 Pensioners Of Nigerian Airways

5, 909 Workers To Be Paid N22.6BN Pension Arrears. The verification of former workers of the formerly existing Nigeria Airways is slated to start today and last till October 22nd. Mycelebrityandi News reported how President Muhammadu Buhari’s had approved N22.6bn for the part payment of their entitlements. The Ministry of Finance is carrying out the verification in three locations across the country namely; Lagos, Kano and Enugu. Daily Trust reports that 5, 909 affected workers would be verified. Among them were over 840 deceased workers who would be represented at the verification exercise by their next of kin. The N22.6bn announced by the Minister of Finance,  Zainab Ahmed on September 24 represents 50 per cent of the N45bn earlier approved as the total emolument of the e...
FIFA Ban Knocks Out Sierra Leone From CAF qualifiers Against Ghana
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FIFA Ban Knocks Out Sierra Leone From CAF qualifiers Against Ghana

Sierra Leone may have gifted Ghana Black Stars six points in two African Nations Cup qualifiers scheduled for Kumasi on Thursday and Freetown next Monday. Sierra Leone are barred from the two matches after the country’s football association failed to get a FIFA suspension lifted. The country’s football authorities failed to meet a Tuesday deadline to reinstate ousted football association president Isha Johansen, who is accused of corruption by government officials. “Our appeal has been rejected,” Sierra Leone Football Association president Brima Mazzola Kamara, who replaced Johansen, told the Media. “It is not what we were hoping for, especially since this now means the CAF match won’t be happening. ”FIFA told us that Isha’s reinstatement was a prerequisite for our suspension being l...
IOC to Unveil 2026 Winter Olympics Host in June Next Year
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IOC to Unveil 2026 Winter Olympics Host in June Next Year

The IOC confirmed Tuesday it would announce the host city of the 2026 Winter Olympics in Lausanne on June 23, 2019. The decision was initially scheduled for September in Milan, but as the Italian city is one of the bidding cities, the IOC moved the final vote to Switzerland to coincide with the 134th IOC congress and the inauguration of the body’s new headquarters. The race for 2026 is at the moment between the joint Italian bid of Milan and Cortina d’Ampezzo, the Canadian city of Calgary and Stockholm. The Turkish city of Erzurum was excluded last week for “technical” reasons, while Calgary faces a public vote on November 13 on whether to continue its candidacy. Sion in Switzerland and the combined Austrian bid of Schladming/Graz both fell foul of popular referendums in the f...
UPTH Mortuary Attendants Remove Eyes Of Dead Child
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UPTH Mortuary Attendants Remove Eyes Of Dead Child

The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, UPTH mortuary attendants, have been accused of removing the eyes of a dead child, an 18-month-old twin named Chuma who died of anaemia in the hospital’s children’s ward on August 3, 2018. The father of the dead child who had gone back to pay the mortuary bill two weeks later, discovered to his horror that the corpse they brought out for him had been mutilated and the UPTH mortuary attendants could not account for how, when or why the body parts got missing. The father of the dead child who spoke to Satturday Sun’s correspondent said; “Even while the baby was still breathing, one of the nurses had approached me and asked me to pay N30,000 to have the baby buried somewhere. That got me annoyed. From that moment, they became nonchalant...
Breaking: Labour Insists On Strike After Meeting With FG
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Breaking: Labour Insists On Strike After Meeting With FG

After meeting with the federal government delegation in Abuja, members of the organized Labour, Wednesday insisted on going on strike as scheduled. Ayuba Wabba the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President said that after meeting with the Minster of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige and other federal government delegation, the failure of both parties to reach an agreement on the issues raised implies that the strike will still proceed as planned. ASUU calls for reopening of negotiation with FG Recall that Vanguard had reported that Organised Labour and federal government delegation were in a closed door meeting to find a way of preventing the billed strike which would commence by 12: 00 mid night. Details later:
Italy Star Rossi Tests Positive For Banned Substance
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Italy Star Rossi Tests Positive For Banned Substance

Italy striker Giuseppe Rossi is facing a doping ban after testing positive for the banned substance dorzolamide, media reports said Tuesday. Rossi Rossi, who has played 30 times for the Azzurri in a career blighted by knee injuries, tested positive following an Italian league match between his team at the time, Genoa, and Benevento on May 12. READ ALSO: Mbappe loses appeal against three-match ban Dorzolamide is commonly found in eye drops. Its use is permitted if the athlete obtains a therapeutic use exemption, although if not applied to the eyes, it could be used as a diuretic. The 31-year-old Rossi, formerly of Manchester United and Fiorentina but currently without a club, has denied using eye drops, according to the Gazzetta dello Sport daily. Eyedrops containing “dor...
FRSC Releases Recruitment Screening Time-Table
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FRSC Releases Recruitment Screening Time-Table

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has released its nationwide recruitment screening time-table for applicants who applied for the corps’ recruitment into the different Cadres. The Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, made the screening time-table available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja. The FRSC scheduled its screening and physical fitness assessment on recruitment for Sept. 24 to 29. Kazeem said that the screening recruitment time-table cuts across the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory with a total of 57 venues. He said that the Federal Capital Territory, Kaduna, Lagos and Edo had two venues each. “Enugu, Benue, Kano,Akwa-Ibom, Kwara, Anambra, Kogi, , Imo, Plateau, Delta, Oyo, Ekiti, Osun,Niger, Ondo, Nas...

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