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13 year old boy Arrested for Killing two Bandits in Kano
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13 year old boy Arrested for Killing two Bandits in Kano

Men of the Kano state police command have arrested a 13-year-old boy for killing two men suspected to be bandits in the state. The spokesperson of the state police command, Gambo Isah, who confirmed this to newsmen, said the boy simply identified as Mati, was once an errand boy to a bandits’ leader, Ardo Nashaware, who resides in Birnin Magaji forest, Zamfara State. Isah mentioned that when interrogated, the boy said he was taken away from his parents under the guise that he would assist in rearing cows for his masters, adding that instead, he was taught how to operate AK-47 rifles and served as a guard for kidnap victims. “The boy, who demonstrated skills in handling AK-47, also confessed to have been bullied by some elderly bandits, who provoked him, and as a result, (he) pick...
Dr. Dre back on the market after Judge restores single status amid divorce proceedings from ex-wife
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Dr. Dre back on the market after Judge restores single status amid divorce proceedings from ex-wife

Dr. Dre is now ready to mingle after a judge restored his single status amid his ongoing divorce. The Hip Hop mogul has been fighting his ex-wife Nicole Young ever since she filed for divorce in July 2020. According to court documents obtained by Radar, in March, Dre asked the court to restore his single status legally. He said there was no hope for a reconciliation, and he wanted to move on with his life. This week, the judge presiding over Dre’s divorce granted his motion. As a result, the billionaire can tell others he is legally single. The battle with his ex is far from over as they are yet to figure out a settlement over their property and assets In Nicole’s divorce petition, she said they did not have a valid prenuptial agreement. She claimed her then-husband decided...
British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, marries fiancée, Carrie Symonds, in a secret ceremony
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British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, marries fiancée, Carrie Symonds, in a secret ceremony

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has married his fiancee Carrie Symonds in a secret ceremony at Westminster Cathedral. Johnson, 56, and Symonds, 33, who have a child together, said their wedding vows at London’s main Roman Catholic church in central London on Saturday afternoon, May 29, in front of a small group of family and friends. A Downing Street spokeswoman said on Sunday morning, May 30: "The Prime Minister and Ms Symonds were married yesterday afternoon in a small ceremony at Westminster Cathedral." This is the first time a British leader has married in office in 199 years. Photos of the newlyweds show them smiling at each other in the garden of 10 Downing Street. The bride wore a white dress and a floral headband and the groom wore a black suit and blue tie, with a whi...
Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows
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Herdsmen flee Delta community as thunder strike kills 12 cows

Herdsmen on Sunday evening of May 2, ran away from Urhodo-Ovu community in Ethiope-East Local Government Area of Delta State as thunder strike killed 12 of their cows. The herdsmen and the cows were in their settlement when the incident occurred minutes after the heavy downpour, DAILY POST gathered. Indigenes and residents of the community especially farmers were, however, happy over the incident. At the time of filing this report, the 12 dead cows were still lying fallow on the ground. The incident caused serious tension amongst the herdsmen as they quickly moved their belongings and ran away from the community for fear of being struck dead by the same thunder.
Adele and Simon Konecki Finalise their Divorce two Years after Splitting
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Adele and Simon Konecki Finalise their Divorce two Years after Splitting

Adele and her ex-husband Simon Konecki have reportedly finalised their divorce, nearly two years are they separated. The 32-year-old singer and the charity CEO, 46, are now "officially divorced" according to US Weekly who have reported that a judge signed off the settlement on Thursday, March 4. It was reported that mediators were forced to split the £140 million fortune that the couple had amassed. The publication claims that Adele and Simon submitted a "judgement package" in February which stated that they "opted to determine rights to community property and debts through mediation". While Adele and Simon are said to have "represented themselves" in the case, the singer reportedly sought professional help to manage the terms of their divorce. The Sun reported that whil...
Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders
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Insecurity In Edo: Obaseki Backtracks On Government Providing Land For Herders

Mr Obaseki, in 2019, during the now suspended controversial RUGA programme of the federal government, was among the governors who rejected the idea of the state government providing land for herders to build a settlement and grazing area for their cattle. “We assure Edo people that Governor Obaseki will not cede their rights and land to anybody, as our programmes as a sovereign state do not run on the back of any external entity,” a Government House statement quoted the Edo governor as saying then, in July 2019. “In all the agricultural programmes being executed by the Obaseki administration, the safety, security and prosperity of our people are the top priority and non-negotiable,” the statement added. Mr Obaseki, however, reversed himself on Tuesday, saying Edo State would c...
Suspected herdsmen kill OPC member, abduct farmer in Ondo
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Suspected herdsmen kill OPC member, abduct farmer in Ondo

Gunmen suspected to be herdsmen have killed a member of the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Daniel Adejuyigbe in Iju, Akure North Local Government Area of Ondo State.   It was gathered that the deceased was part of the search team organised to secure the release of a farmer, Solomon Akinmeji, who was kidnapped at Okeji farm settlement last Saturday.   Akinmeji was on his farm with some other workers when the armed men abducted him while others managed to escape.   Youths of the town and members of the OPC formed a search party to secure the release of the farmer but Adejuyigbe went missing during the search.   Members of the OPC, the youths and the officials of the Ondo State Security Network, Amotekun, returned to the forest where they found the r...
DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community
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DPO shot by hoodlums in Benue community

The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Otukpo Police Station in Benue State, Yahaya Pawa was on Tuesday December 1 shot by hoodlums.   The state police spokesperson, Kate Anene confirmed the incident and also revealed that the incident occurred on Tuesday morning after the DPO led officers to Icho-Otukpo settlement to arrest suspected criminals who looted items during a fire outbreak in Otukpo market.   Anene said Pawa is steady and receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital.
Surgeon Arrested for Murdering his Wife after her Remains Were Found Near their Home
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Surgeon Arrested for Murdering his Wife after her Remains Were Found Near their Home

A surgeon was arrested and charged with the murder of his wife whose remains were found in an outdoor area near the home they shared in Massachusetts after she went missing earlier this week, authorities said. Dr Tuerk, 58 was arraigned on Monday in Dedham District Court. In court documents, it's been revealed that Kathleen was so 'afraid' of her husband's alleged abuse of 'strangling' and 'cutting her with scissors,' that she took a restraining order against him. Court records show McLean told police her husband who she had been married to for just two years, had repeatedly abused her during their marriage, months before her murder. After marrying in December two years ago,  wo months later in February Tuerk was facing charges that he had choked her and cut her with scisso...
Actress Glory Odum Demands for Justice for woman who was Hacked to Death by her Husband in Rivers State
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Actress Glory Odum Demands for Justice for woman who was Hacked to Death by her Husband in Rivers State

Nollywood actress, Glory Odum has raised an alarm over a "settlement deal" which was initiated after a lady was allegedly killed by her abusive husband. According to Glory Odum, the lady was slaughtered for no reason by her husband at Rumuji, Emohua Local Government Area of Rivers state. She further revealed that "they are now proposing to use money to settle the incident". The actress wrote; Marriage is not a do or die affair oo So her husband slaughtered her for no reason and no one is saying anything about it! This wasn’t an accident, she was butchered with machete by her husband.. now I’m hearing they are proposing to use money to settle it , settle what? Life for money ? This event happened yesterday evening in Rumuji town emohua local government Rivers state. Oh ...
Facebook To Pay $52 million For Content Moderators Who Developed PTSD
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Facebook To Pay $52 million For Content Moderators Who Developed PTSD

Facebook has agreed to pay a $52 million settlement to thousands of moderators who developed mental health conditions while helping the network app keep off disturbing content off its platform. In a preliminary settlement filed on Friday in San Mateo Superior Court, Facebook agreed to compensate 11,250 current and former US-based moderators, with each receiving a minimum of $1,000, as reported by The Daily Mail. Some moderators diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or any similar condition will be eligible to receive additional compensation, which will range from $1,500 to $6,000, to help cover the cost of any treatment. Moderators with qualifying diagnoses who are able to show evidence of injuries they suffered while reviewing posts depicting acts of suicide, murde...
Area Boys Demand Settlement Before Evacuation Of Suspected COVID-19 Patients
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Area Boys Demand Settlement Before Evacuation Of Suspected COVID-19 Patients

SUBAIR MOHAMMED walked through slums in Lagos State and reported situations making nonsense of social distancing regulation, which portends a new danger for government and people of the state. RESIDENTS of Willoughby Street, Okobaba, a thickly populated slum community located in the Ebute-Metta (East) axis of Lagos State were relieved with the sight of a siren-blaring ambulance from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) which was in their community to fetch three suspected coronavirus patients for treatment. What was seen as a respite soon turned to apprehension and commotion by the time urchins took over the scene, holding the three suspected COVID-19 patients hostage and preventing the NCDC officials from gaining access into the building housing them. They insisted mone...
21 U.S. States Reject $18 Billion Offer from Pharmaceutical Companies as Compensation Over Opioids Addiction Lawsuit
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21 U.S. States Reject $18 Billion Offer from Pharmaceutical Companies as Compensation Over Opioids Addiction Lawsuit

21 U.S. States have rejected an $18 billion settlement offer from pharmaceutical companies that produce opioids in the US. The offer is part of a $50bn proposal by the pharmaceutical companies to resolve more than 2,000 suits filed by several state and local governments over the company's handling of the highly addictive painkillers as the states seek to recoup billions in tax dollars they have spent marshaling costs of the U.S. opioid epidemic that has ravaged families. Opioids are a class of drugs that include the illegal drug heroin, synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, and pain relievers available legally by prescription, such as oxycodone (OxyContin®), hydrocodone (Vicodin®), codeine, morphine, and many others. They are mostly used as pain releivers but are very addictive...
Patience Jonathan’s Cousin Arrested for Attempted Murder of Ex-lover
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Patience Jonathan’s Cousin Arrested for Attempted Murder of Ex-lover

Mr. Victor Oba said to be cousin of former first lady Patience Jonathan, has been arrested by the Bayelsa State Police Command over the attempted murder of his ex-lover, Seigha Atia. The suspect who is reportedly the manager of the former first lady’s hotel 'Aridolf Hotels and Spar', reportedly knocked down the lady with his Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV), damaged her leg beyond treatment and left her for dead. Recounting how the incident occurred, Atia whose leg will reportedly be amputated said Oba attacked her after she called off their relationship.   She told The Nation; “On the day of the incident, we had an argument and he called me and asked me to come outside of our gate to get the rest of my things in his car. He said he was driving to our area at Ox-Bow Lak...
Angry Youths In Plateau Attack Fulani Settlement, Raze Down 23 Houses, Mosque
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Angry Youths In Plateau Attack Fulani Settlement, Raze Down 23 Houses, Mosque

In what looks like a reprisal attack following the killing of 13 persons in Kwatas village of Bokkos local government area of Plateau State, some angry youths have attacked Fulani settlements, setting ablaze 23 houses and a mosque within the locality. Addressing newsmen on Tuesday, the state chapter of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria, MACBAN, and a sister Fulani organisation, GAN Allah Association, confirmed the attack, saying that the incident is barbaric and condemnable. While condemning the earlier attack that led to the killing of 13 persons, the groups described as unfortunate how the incident was hung on the necks of Fulani herdsmen in the area. According to them, it is inconclusive to conclude that the attack was carried out by the Fulani as there w...
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Harvey Weinstein reaches $25 million settlement with his accusers

Harvey Weinstein has struck a tentative $25 million settlement with dozens of his alleged victims. According to TMZ, the deal struck on Wednesday, December 10, means the shamed film producer will not be required to admit any wrongdoing or pay anything to his accusers himself. Insurance companies representing The Weinstein Company will pay the full amount. The settlement also means that all civil suits against Weinstein and The Weinstein Company will get dismissed. A judge still has to approve the settlement. Over 30 women accused Weinstein of a number of allegations ranging from sexual harassment to rape. The alleged victims will share the $25 million payout, with 18 alleged victims splitting $6.2 million and no individual getting more than $500k. There's a separate $18.5 ...
Cristiano Ronaldo ‘admits he paid rape accuser $375k settlement as his lawyers demand her civil lawsuit is dismissed’
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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘admits he paid rape accuser $375k settlement as his lawyers demand her civil lawsuit is dismissed’

Cristiano Ronaldo, 34, has admitted he paid his rape accuser Kathryn Mayorga $375,000 in hush money in 2010. This comes after Las Vegas authorities announced last month that there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges against the Juventus striker. American model, Mayorga claimed the football star raped her in a Las Vegas hotel room in 2009 but Ronaldo strongly denies the claims. She also admitted that she took $375,000 from Ronaldo back in 2010 as part of a private settlement and also signed a confidentiality agreement vowing to keep her mouth shut about the alleged incident. While Mayorga is pressing ahead with a civil case, Ronaldo's lawyers want to have it thrown out over claims that they already settled it with a payoff and confidentiality agreement in 2010. In ...
Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30m
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Suspected Fulani herdsmen abduct Bayelsa-bound travelers in Edo, demand N30m

Three ladies traveling from Lagos State to Yenagoa, Bayelsa State capital, were on Sunday reportedly abducted by gunmen suspected to be Fulani herdsmen.   The abducted ladies were identified as Okuboere, Seifefa and Amara, and the incident reportedly occurred at about 12p.m along the Hausa-Fulani settlement in Okada area of Edo State. Narrating how the incident occurred, the abducted victims' sister-in-law Princess Grace, said;   “My sisters-in-law, Bayelsa state, Okuboere, Seiyefa and their friend Amara from Abia State have been kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen along Okada Road in Edo State about 12 in the afternoon. “They were on their way driving down from Lagos to Yenagoa with two children in the vehicle. “The criminal herdsmen were said to have shot at ...
South African referee Victor Gomes to officiate Afcon 2019 final
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South African referee Victor Gomes to officiate Afcon 2019 final

Alhaji Ahmed Matane, the Secretary to the Niger State Government (SSG), has insisted that the state government will not renege on its plans to establish grazing reserves in the state. Matane disclosed this while briefing newsmen on Tuesday in Minna. He said that the establishment of grazing reserves was meant to curtail the lingering skirmishes between herdsmen and farmers in the state. According to him, the grazing reserves will also create job opportunities for most unemployed youths. He said that grazing reserve would help in the quality of meat and milk production for healthier nourishment. Matani claimed that the project would generate revenue for the state and discourage rural urban migration.   “There is no difference between grazing reserve and the Ruga settlement ...
Ruga Settlements: Gombe Governor Kicks Against Suspension
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Ruga Settlements: Gombe Governor Kicks Against Suspension

According to a report by Vanguard, the Gombe State Governor, Muhammad Yahaya, on Friday expressed disappointment over the suspension of Ruga settlements by the Federal Government. The Ruga settlements project which was a brainchild of the Ministry of Agriculture to be set up in the 36 states of the federation for the Fulanis had generated controversy especially from Southern part of Nigeria and the Middle Belt.   But President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed that the project should be suspended. Speaking with State House correspondents after a closed-door meeting with President Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, Governor Yahya expressed disappointment that the project was suspended. He said that already his state had earmarked 200,000 hectares of land to be donated to...
Controversy over Ruga settlement uncalled for, says Lalong
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Controversy over Ruga settlement uncalled for, says Lalong

Plateau State Governor, Simon Lalong, on Monday said that the controversy over the establishment of Ruga settlements for the Fulanis was uncalled for. According to him, it was the same thing with ranching. He spoke with State House correspondents after meeting behind closed doors with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Noting that Plateau State has nothing like Ruga, but Livestock business, he said that there was nothing different between the Ruga project and the Ranching under the chairmanship of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. He said “I think, the Ruga thing should not be anything that should bring controversy with the level of sensitization we have already made. “I am a member of the food security committee, I am a member of the herdsmen/farmers c...
Rape Suit Against Cristiano Ronaldo Dropped
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Rape Suit Against Cristiano Ronaldo Dropped

A rape lawsuit against Juventus forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, has been quietly dropped, the UK Mirror reports. A notice of voluntary dismissal was filed last month in Nevada State Court. The filing didn’t say whether the accuser had reached a settlement with the Portuguese player. It was reported in March that Juventus, the Italian league champions, wouldn’t participate in the International Champions Cup in the US this summer, to avoid the risk that Ronaldo would be detained by authorities as part of a rape investigation. Ronaldo publicly denied the allegations and never filed a response to the lawsuit. Leslie Stovall, a lawyer representing the woman who sued Ronaldo, has refused to respond to a request for comment on the dismissal.
Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse accusers tentatively agree to $44 million settlement
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Harvey Weinstein’s sexual abuse accusers tentatively agree to $44 million settlement

Disgraced Hollywood film producer, Harvey Weinstein, 67, has reached a tentative compensation deal worth $44m to resolve more than a dozen civil lawsuits filed by women who have accused him of sexual misconduct. According to an attorney in the case and a person familiar with the deal, he told NBC News that the arrangement was discussed on Thursday at a hearing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Delaware, where the amount of the proposed settlement wasn't disclosed. Robert Feinstein, an attorney for the committee of unsecured creditors of Weinstein Co., the independent movie studio founded in 2005 by Weinstein and his brother, Bob Weinstein, told U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Mary Walrath that the parties planned to meet with the case's mediator next week to finalize details. "The end...
Two panties bandits arrested while fighting over settlement
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Two panties bandits arrested while fighting over settlement

The Lagos State Police Command, Satellite Division, on Saturday, April 20, 2019, arrested two suspects: Friday Emmanuel, 21 and Obiora Nwabueze, 29, at Mile-2-under-the-bridge, while fighting over settlement. Both suspects engaged each other in fisticuffs following the failure of Nwabueze to keep to the terms of agreement regarding the stealing of female panties. According to Emmanuel, Nwabueze tasked him to steal used female panties for a fee of N30k. However, after he had successfully accomplished the task, Nwabueze reneged on his promise and forcefully attempted to take the panties from him, which led to the exchange of heavy blows. During interrogation, Emmanuel regretted listening to his friend, Nwabueze, who was pestering him to get him female underwear he desperately needed...
Policemen Allegedly Planted Weed in Passenger’s Bag in Anambra
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Policemen Allegedly Planted Weed in Passenger’s Bag in Anambra

Some officers of the Nigerian Police Force, have been accused of allegedly planting weed in a passenger’s bag in Anambra State. In a report posted on social media by popular activist Segalink, the victim was on his way to catch a flight when the cab he was traveling in was stopped by the officers. After a thorough search and finding nothing on the passenger, they later accused him of keeping weed in his luggage, after which they took him to an ATM point and forced him at gun point to withdraw N150,000. Segalink wrote: I was just informed about a citizen running late to catch a flight in the SEast, Only for him to be stopped by @PoliceNG in Awka. They demanded for a search & found nothing. He was even in a cab. While they searched he was trusting enough to focus on his phone &...
Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Settle Divorce
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Jeff Bezos and MacKenzie Settle Divorce

Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest man, has reached a divorce settlement with his wife, MacKenzie, which leaves her a 4% stake in Amazon. Jeff, 55, will keep 75 percent of their Amazon stocks, leaving MacKenzie, 48, with just a quarter which represents a four percent stake in the company worth around $32billion at current value. According to Daily Mail, Jeff’s 12 percent stake is now worth around $100billion which allows him to retain his title as the richest man in the world because he still has $4billion more than Bill Gates. He will also take voting control of her remaining quarter and has been given her stock in The Washington Post and Blue Origin. The pair announced the details in tweets on Thursday afternoon. But there was no mention of how they will divide their sprawling ...
Air Force Wipes Out Terrorist Group In Borno
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Air Force Wipes Out Terrorist Group In Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has significantly degraded an Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) Terrorists’ Hideout and neutralized some of its leaders and fighters at Magari on the fringes of Lake Chad in the Northern part of Borno State. This was accomplished in an air interdiction mission conducted yesterday, 1 April 2019, following credible intelligence reports indicating that some senior ISWAP leaders arrived the settlement on Friday, 30 April 2019, along with some of their fighters. Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions conducted over the weekend confirmed increased level of human activities in the settlement with a prominent ISWAP flag observed near 2 compounds in the settlement indicating the presence of high level leaders of t...
Nigerian Air Force Battles IS Fighters in Borno
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Nigerian Air Force Battles IS Fighters in Borno

The Air Task Force (ATF) of Operation LAFIYA DOLE has destroyed Islamic State of West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists’ vehicle and some logistics infrastructure at Tumbun Sale and Tumbun Allura on the fringes of Lake Chad in Borno State. A statement released by the Director of Public Relations and Information of the Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, says the operation was conducted on the heels of intelligence reports indicating the presence of ISWAP fighters along with some vehicles and logistics support items that were well camouflaged under the dense vegetation within the settlements. Accordingly, a Nigerian Air Force (NAF) Alpha Jet, supported by an Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) platform, was dispatched to attack the terrorists’ hide...
PDP to petition UN over alleged military killings during presidential poll
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PDP to petition UN over alleged military killings during presidential poll

PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan Graham-Douglas expresses pains at fleeing residents The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) yesterday disclosed that it would petition the United Nations (UN) over alleged military role in indiscretions of the February 23, 2019 Presidential elections. Briefing journalists after the party’s expanded national caucus meeting in Abuja, PDP’s Spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, said the party expressed support for the Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar’s resolve to challenge the polls outcome at the Election Tribunal. “Caucus commended Nigerians for refusing the harassment, intimidation and militarization of the electoral process and participating in the election, but noted that the mandate freely given to our candidate was stole...
Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election
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Oyedepo Rains Curses Ahead of The Presidential Election

Founder of Living Faith Church Worldwide, Bishop David Oyedepo has rained curses against those killing Nigerians ahead of the presidential election. He made this known in reaction to the postponed general elections which have now been rescheduled to commence as from February 23. While addressing his congregation with a sermon, Oyedepo pronounced tribulation on those dragging the country backward. According to him, ‘Nigeria is gone’, and is only surviving because of the prayers from the Church. He said: “How long do we keep going on and off, forward and backward in this country. Ordinary election we cannot manage in Nigeria. “A country you take one step forward and 20 steps backward, a country where they kill people for sacrifice so they can win the election. “Minus the...
Colin Kaepernick settles ‘collusion’ case with NFL
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Colin Kaepernick settles ‘collusion’ case with NFL

Colin Kaepernick lawyer and the NFL announced a confidential settlement in his collusion grievance against the league on Friday. More than 16 months after filing a formal complaint alleging that NFL team owners worked together to keep him off the field in the wake of his kneeling protest, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance against the league has concluded with a confidential settlement, lawyers for Kaepernick and the NFL announced Friday. There are reports the settlement could be close to $100 million, but so far nobody is saying anything. Colin agreed to end his suit against the NFL, in which he accused team owners and league officials of colluding to keep him off of an NFL roster because of his kneeling demonstration. The settlement ...
Foundation reaches out to Refugees in Ogoja
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Foundation reaches out to Refugees in Ogoja

Belinda Babila ministering at the refugee camp A ray of hope shone for widows and refugees of Ambazonian extraction when Belinda Babila Foundation reached out to them at a refugee camp located in Ogoja, Cross Rivers State during the Yuletide season. Founder of the foundation, Dr. Belinda Babila said it was a very touching experience to reach out to the widows. “Speaking to the refugees one-on-one was quite touching. We visited the Cameroonian refugees at the Adagom Settlement in Ogoja LGA, Cross Rivers State, and we had a three-day empowerment outreach”, she noted. According to the US-based philanthropist, “we are planning self-sustenance empowerment programmes for the over 8000 refugees. I am most grateful to all the donors and partners who contributed towards the just concl...
Cristiano Ronaldo To Submit DNA in Vegas Rape Case
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Cristiano Ronaldo To Submit DNA in Vegas Rape Case

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo is set to submit DNA as part of the police investigation into his Las Vegas rape case. As previously reported, the Las Vegas Metro PD has reopened the investigation into claims made by Kathryn Mayorga that CR7 sexually assaulted her in his hotel room back in 2009. Kathryn Mayorga went to cops back in ’09 but didn’t identify Ronaldo by name out of fear of retaliation. Just a few months ago, Mayorga filed a new lawsuit against the soccer star saying Ronaldo and his team coerced her into signing a settlement at the time and paid her $375k in exchange for her silence. When that lawsuit went public, cops said they would reopen the case now that they had the name of the alleged assailant and, as part of the renewed investigation, they went to Ronal...
Labour Party Leadership Tussle: INEC Accused Of Taking Sides
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Labour Party Leadership Tussle: INEC Accused Of Taking Sides

The Nigerian Labour party under the leadership of Chief Mike Omotoso, has again pointed accusing finger on the Independent Electoral Commission (INEC) on siding Alhaji Salam led factional Labour party, stating that such is against court judgment over the leadership Tussle. The leadership in a press briefing Tuesday in Abuja, posited that the Mamoud Yakub led INEC has something to hide, having rejected court judgement obtained over the leadership imbroglio, which would have cemented the relationship between the warring parties. According to the National publicity Secretary to the Mike Omotoso led Labour party, Barrister Ebere Ifendu, said that “the party is aware of the former National Chairman of Labour Party, Alhaji A A Salam, on the 9th, October 2019, who gathered some miscrean...
Federal Government Releases N42.68b For ASUU, Nigeria Airways Ex-Workers
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Federal Government Releases N42.68b For ASUU, Nigeria Airways Ex-Workers

The Federal Government has released N22.68 billion for the settlement of retirement benefits of former workers of the defunct Nigeria Airways Limited (NAL). The other N20 billion is for the revitalization of public universities in line with demands of the Academic Staff of Universities (ASUU). Newly appointed Finance Minister Hajia Zainab Ahmed, who broke the news yesterday to reporters in Abuja noted that the initial submission regarding the retirement benefits of ex-NAL workers in liquidation was N78 billion. She said:- “The amount was verified by the Presidential Initiative on Continuous Audit (PICA) and other relevant stakeholders in line with the conditions of service of Nigeria Airways and other extant rules and regulations. “At the end of the verification, the sum of...
Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States
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Flood: Monarch Wants FG To Include Jigawa Among Worst Hit States

Alhaji Umar Baffa, paramount ruler of Auyo Local Government in Hadejia Emirate, Jigawa, has called on the Federal Government to include Jigawa among the states that were recently devastated with flood. Underwater in Jigawa. Baffa made the request in an interview with newsmen in his palace in Ayo town on Sunday. He said the call was necessary in view of the devastation caused by the disaster in the entire area. He noted that many lives were lost while farmlands animals, schools, industries, government offices; were submerged by flood across Jigawa. “Nobody will know the degree of havoc done to us, unless someone comes and see the situation practically hence the need to include the state among the states that were devastated by flood became imperative. “For instance here in A...
6 Feared Dead In Maiduguri Boat Mishap
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6 Feared Dead In Maiduguri Boat Mishap

Local divers have recovered six bodies out of nine people involved in a boat accident at Zabarmari area in Jere Local Government Area of Borno. Newsmen report that the incident occurred on Friday during a boat journey from Zabarmari to Dusuman settlement. Bulama Maidamma, the ward Head of Zabarmari, who comfirmed the incident, told newsmen that two females and four males died while three among the passengers were rescued. Maidamma said “the two females boarded the boat from Budum area, some of them were heading to Dusuman for the Jummat prayers while others went to attend funeral of a relative.” He attributed the incident to the heavy wind with sandstorm which lasted for about 30 minutes on Friday. “The boat capsized at the deeper point of the river. Most of them drowned because ...
NAF Attacks Terrorists Near Lake Chad, Kill Many
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NAF Attacks Terrorists Near Lake Chad, Kill Many

The Nigerian Air Force, NAF, stated, yesterday, that its fighter aircraft in continuation of Operation Thunder Strike 2, destroyed some Boko Haram terrorists facilities and neutralised several insurgents at Bukar Meram and Tumbun Allura, both on the fringes of Lake Chad, Borno State, on Sunday. Nigerian Air Force It said the attack at Bukar Meram was conducted based on credible human intelligence reports indicating the presence of some terrorists within the settlement. A statement by Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, Director, NAF Public Relations and Information said: “Accordingly, the Air Task Force detailed a NAF Alpha Jet aircraft and helicopter gunship to carry out air interdiction at the location. “Two of the identified locations were subsequently destroyed in strikes ...
Air Force Hits Bandits in Zamfara
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Air Force Hits Bandits in Zamfara

The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has killed many bandits in a coordinated strike at some of the hideouts, especially in Shamashale village and Rugu forest in Zamfara. Jet Air Task Force of “ Operation Diran Mikiya’’ successfully degraded the notorious armed bandits. Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola, NAF Director of Public Relations and Information, disclosed on Sunday in Abuja that the attacks were executed in support of ground troops in Sector 2 of Operation `Sharan Daji’. The attacks were planned based on credible intelligence that the kingpin and his group of armed bandits were using an abandoned primary school in Shamashale. He said that the bandits also used some makeshift settlements in nearby Rugu forest in the Eastern part of Zamfara as bases for their operations. Daramola...
Man Hurt While Buying Watermelon At Walmart Wins $7.5m Settlement
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Man Hurt While Buying Watermelon At Walmart Wins $7.5m Settlement

An Alabama man, Henry Walker, who said he tripped and broke his hip while buying a watermelon at a Walmart store has won a $7.5 million verdict in his lawsuit against the retailer. On Wednesday, Walker was awarded the damages after a jury trial in Phenix City, Alabama. Walker had sued Arkansas-based Wal-Mart Stores Inc. of negligence, medical expenses, pain and suffering, saying his foot became trapped in a pallet beneath the watermelons as he reached for one of the fruits at a Phenix City Walmart on June 25, 2015. Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said Thursday: “We are disappointed in the verdict. “We appreciate the jury’s service, however we believe that the damages awarded were excessive in light of the facts in this case. We plan to appeal.” Walmart should have covered the p...
Utah Nurse Who Was Arrested For Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood From Unconscious Patient Has Been Given $500k Settlement By The Police
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Utah Nurse Who Was Arrested For Blocking Cop From Drawing Blood From Unconscious Patient Has Been Given $500k Settlement By The Police

The Utah nurse who was arrested two months ago for refusing to let a police officer draw blood from an unconscious patient has said she is settling with Salt Lake City and the university that runs the hospital for $500,000. Alex Wubbels was manhandled and arrested by a Salt Lake City police officer because she was trying to do what was right for her patient. The footage of her arrest was released on August 31 and drew widespread condemnation. She has now revealed that there will be no lawsuit as she has settled for $500,000. The university hospital nurse and her lawyer, Karra Porter, announced the move at a news conference on Tuesday, nearly two months after they released police body-camera video showing Detective Jeff Payne handcuffing Ms Wubbels. Attorney Karra Porter said that the...
United Airlines Reaches Settlement With Passenger Dragged From Plane
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United Airlines Reaches Settlement With Passenger Dragged From Plane

United Airlines and Dr. David Dao, 69,  have reached an “amicable” settlement after he was yanked from his seat aboard a Louisville, Kentucky-bound United flight before takeoff from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Fortune reports.The video which went viral showed that Dao was yanked to make room for crew members. Dao lost two front teeth in the scuffle, incurred a concussion and broke his nose. According to his lawyer, Thomas A. Demetrio “Dr. Dao has become the unintended champion for the adoption of changes which will certainly help improve the lives of literally millions of travelers.” The monetary agreement in the settlement was however not disclosed. Demetrio also praised United CEO Oscar Munoz for doing the right thing after he promised to do so. “Mr. Munoz ...
Fire Guts IDP Settlement In Borno State
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Fire Guts IDP Settlement In Borno State

According to report, fire burnt down Ganyeri IDP settlement by old Maiduguri junction in Borno state. According to Elsie Halima Ijorogu, the refugees who mourning their losses -are yet to be visited by emergency officials... Read what was shared by Elsie; SO SO SAD!! My heart goes out for these "unrecognized IDPs".. Today at 12:45 fire burnt down Ganyeri IDP settlement by old maiduguri junction. As I write NEMA nor SEMA has not visited them. I heard mothers and even men are weeping they have be stripped of their dignity, no shelter, no cloths, no food. GOD PLEASE HEAR THEIR CRY, SEND THEM HELP!!!
MTN Pays 30 Billion Naira In Part Settlement Of Fg’s Fine
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MTN Pays 30 Billion Naira In Part Settlement Of Fg’s Fine

MTN has made a payment of 30 billion Naira ($98 million) to the Nigerian government in part settlement of a 330 billion naira fine imposed on the telecoms group for not disconnecting unregistered SIM cards. According to Reuters reports, an MTN source revealed on Thursdayf that the Arica’s largest telecoms company has already paid 80 billion naira of the total amount owed. The fine is due for payment in six instalments over three years. MTN Nigeria was originally fined $5.2 billion last October for failing to deactivate more than five million unregistered SIM cards, but the fine was reduced in a settlement that paved the way for MTN to list its subsidiary on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Nigeria has been cracking down on unregistered SIM cards, concerned that they are used for criminal...
Adoke Names Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Others In $1.6b Malabu Oil Deal
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Adoke Names Obasanjo, Yar’Adua, Jonathan, Others In $1.6b Malabu Oil Deal

Former Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice Mohammed Bello Adoke has said that three former Presidents endorsed the Settlement Agreement on the controversial $1.6billion Malabu Oil Block. They are Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, the late Umaru Yar’Adua and Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. Adoke said none of the three Presidents has disowned the agreement. He listed ex-ministers who played key roles in resolving the conflict on the oil block. They are a former AGF and Minister of Justice Bayo Ojo, former Minister of Petroleum Resources King Edmund Daukoru; ex-Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke and former Minister of Finance Olusegun Aganga. He said the recent actions of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) tended to impugn the ...
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Finally Reach Divorce Settlement
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Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom Finally Reach Divorce Settlement

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom have officially signed off on their divorce. The former couple have reached a property settlement and each has now signed legal docs that were filed Friday, TMZ reports. Khloe first filed for divorce in December 2013, but after Lamar almost died a year ago, Khloe dropped the divorce, but refiled this year after it became apparent to her Lamar would not swear off drugs and alcohol. Under California law, she has to wait 6 months from the time of filing to get a sign off from the judge, which won't happen until December. According to TMZ, but unless something radical happens, they will be single before the end of the year
Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Celebrate Their Divorce Settlement at a Strip Club
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Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa Celebrate Their Divorce Settlement at a Strip Club

Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa celebrated reaching a divorce settlement by enjoying a night out together at a strip club in LA on Monday night where they lavished money on scantily clad dancers. TMZ reports that: Amber and Wiz filed their settlement agreement with the court, and the headline ... she gets a cool million under the prenup. Wiz has already paid $356k, so he still owes her $644k. But Amber gets more ... $14,800 a month in child support for their 3-year-old son, Sebastian, with whom they share legal and physical custody.

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