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Explosion rocks housing estate in Borno
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Explosion rocks housing estate in Borno

An explosion was witnessed at 1000 Housing Estate in Maiduguri, Borno State capital, on Saturday morning, December 4. Residents believe the explosion was triggered by Boko Haram fighters and this has reportedly sparked tension in the area. Daily Trust also reported that a rocket launcher landed at Gomari Airport, a community about four kilometres from the airport located in the state capital. Residents of the estate were seen discussing the incidents in groups in one of the houses affected by the explosion, in a video shared online. A resident of the area told Daily Trust that no life was lost. A military source further told the publication that troops of 33 artillery, Njimtelo, opened fire when they sighted insurgents on the outskirts of Maiduguri and this led to a gun battl...
Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him
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Outrage as appeal court reduces sentence of man who forced a 10 year old boy to perform oral s3x on him

An Indian appeal court has sparked outrage after it reduced the jail term of a man convicted of forcing a 10-year-old boy to perform oral sex on him. This comes just days after India's Supreme Court struck down a controversial order that cleared a man of sexual assault of a 12-year-old girl because "there was no skin-to-skin contact" with the victim. The Indian appeal court order was pronounced by the Allahabad high court in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, November 24. The crime occured in 2016 when the man had visited the child's home and had taken him to a local temple where he had sexually abused him. He had given the child 20 rupees (27 cents; 20 pence) to keep quiet about the assault and threatened him not to report it A court in August 2018 found the...
BBNaija 2021: Twitter reacts to video of Angel flashing private to housemates
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BBNaija 2021: Twitter reacts to video of Angel flashing private to housemates

'Shine Ya Eye' housemate has sparked fresh Twitter controversy with a new video of her currently making the rounds. In the viral video, the 21-year-old housemate is caught on camera intentionally flashing her pubic area with housemates present. Expectedly, Angel's display did not sit well with some fans of the show hence the ongoing argument between her fans and new critics. Check out some tweets: Reacting to the viral video, Angel's social media handler shared a video of a man in a court dock singing an apology for his offence. See video: This will not be the first time the housemate has sparked controversy with how she brandishes her body in the house. In the past wee...
Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy
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Africa is Proof that Prayer Doesn’t Work – Nigerian man Sparks controversy

A Nigerian man has sparked a controversial debate online with an assertion concerning the effect of fervent prayers in Africa. The guy known as Ogbeni Damola is of the opinion that the underdevelopment and corruption that is consuming many African nations, is proof enough that prayers don’t work. He stated this on Twitter, writing; ”Africa is a proof that prayer doesn’t work” Damola’s post evoked a series of reactions from religious fanatics, atheists and many others who shared their thoughts on the matter. See the post: Reacting, @BoneKnightmare; The Bible spells out a 400 year curse that ended in 2019 so something is working apparently. All of this stuff was written exactly the way it was plotted out. A lost tribe? Check. 400 year curse? Check. People moved to a foreig...
How Bold Lady in her Car asked for Phone number of man Walking on Street
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How Bold Lady in her Car asked for Phone number of man Walking on Street

An American lady has sparked reactions on social media platforms after she did something many see as unusual for a woman. She braced herself and asked for the phone number of a random man she saw walking on the street. The lady was riding in a car while the man was walking and she asked for his number several times as though she were joking. The man who probably had doubts that she was serious, kept on walking, but she insisted and even stopped the car and told him to get in. Watch the video: Did she die for asking for number??😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NFRLSeECzZ
Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are “just friends” and doesn’t want a relationship with him
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Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are “just friends” and doesn’t want a relationship with him

Irina Shayk has reportedly confirmed she and Kanye West are just friends and that she doesn't want a relationship with him. The American rapper and Russian supermodel sparked dating rumors when they were spotted on French vacation last month. The pair were pictured enjoying a romantic stroll in Provence, France, at the luxury Villa La Coste boutique hotel where they were staying together. Irina Shayk reportedly confirms she and Kanye West are "just friends" and doesn Sources have told Page Six that Kanye West asked Irina Shayk to go to Paris for a couture show with him, but the gorgeous model and mom turned him down the offer. “She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” says our source, explaining that the stunner said no to the trip in order to a...
Instagram comedian Nasty Blaq sparks relationship rumor with BBNaija star, Tolanibaj
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Instagram comedian Nasty Blaq sparks relationship rumor with BBNaija star, Tolanibaj

Instagram comedian, Nasty Blaq has sparked a relationship rumor with BBNaija star, Tolanibaj following an Instastory post he shared.   When asked if he is in a relationship during a question and answer session, he disclosed that he “cares about someone” and also attached a video of him opening a car door for the reality show star who was wearing a face mask.   Nasty Blaq went on to unveil Tolanibaj’s face when a curious fan asked him to. Recall that during the reunion show, Tolanibaj repeatedly said she is in a "healthy relationship" after her romance with co-reality show star, Prince Enwerem went sour.
Tottenham star, Dele Alli Sparks Dating Rumours with Pep Guardiola’s Daughter as they are Spotted ‘Kissing’ in London
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Tottenham star, Dele Alli Sparks Dating Rumours with Pep Guardiola’s Daughter as they are Spotted ‘Kissing’ in London

Tottenham Hotspur midfielder, Dele Alli has sparked dating rumours with Manchester City coach, Pep Guardiola’s eldest daughter, Maria. The England international, 25, was recently pictured sharing a kiss and wrapping his arms with a 20-year-old woman reported to be Maria at bar Cloud 9 in London. Neither of the two had a problem with the public display of affection, with The Sun claiming that they shared a kiss in the popular London night spot last Sunday, 24 hours after Dele's team had lost 3-1 against Leeds at Elland Road. An onlooker told The Sun : “Dele and Maria didn’t seem to have a care in the world. Dele is said to have approached Maria at the bar before sharing a lengthy discussion with her which then led to an intimate moment between the pair. The 25-yea...
Jennifer Lopez and ex-Ben Affleck have been “Spending Time together” after her Split from Alex Rodriguez
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Jennifer Lopez and ex-Ben Affleck have been “Spending Time together” after her Split from Alex Rodriguez

Jennifer Lopez has sparked relationship rumours with her ex- Ben Affleck after her split from Alex Rodriguez. The exes have been reportedly spending time together in Los Angeles, a source told ET, adding that they "are friends and have a cordial, good relationship." "They obviously have a romantic history, but at this point, they only have a friendship," the source says. "They both admire each other professionally, respect one another and feel comfortable with each other." Additionally, a second source tells ET: "Jennifer and Ben have seen each other a few times since her breakup with Alex. Jen and Ben have remained friends over the years and the two are still just that - friends." Page Six reported the actor has been spotted multiple times visiting Lopez and getting droppe...
Photos of Lions in OAU and UI Zoos Raise Concerns
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Photos of Lions in OAU and UI Zoos Raise Concerns

Photos of lions at zoos in Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) and Univeristy of Ibadan (UI)  has sparked a discussion. The lions look malnourished in photos shared to Instagram. The photos are recent ones and show the skinny lions with their bones visible. One lion has lost its tail in addition to looking malnourished. See below.
Bride’s Strapless Wedding Gown Goes Viral as it Exposes ‘Worst Tattoo Ever’
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Bride’s Strapless Wedding Gown Goes Viral as it Exposes ‘Worst Tattoo Ever’

A bride's strapless wedding dress has gone viral for all the wrong reasons on Facebook. The bride's gown put her bright yellow tattoos on display and sparked a discussion online The tattoo appears to cover the bride's breasts and looks like yellow-faced emoji. Then the two yellow tattoos are joined by an inked strap that runs behind her neck. Since it was posted on Facebook, multiple social media users were left baffled by her tattoo and they left comments saying it didn't do justice to her wedding dress. One wrote: "I'm not sure I've ever wanted to see a girl topless more for completely non-sexual reasons." Another added: "I need to see the entire tattoo! Like, is her entire boob just a yellow smiley face?" ...
Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress
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Pakistan PM and Former cricketer, Imran Khan links rise in rape cases to how women dress

Pakistan Prime Minister and former cricketer, Imran Khan has sparked anger after he appeared to link the rise in rape to how some women dress. The Pakistani leader made the comments during a recent live event dubbed “Prime Minister On Call With You” in which he answers questions from the public. During his appearance on the show, Khan said the traditional Islamic head covering – would protect women from sexual assault and not lead men into temptation. He also said vulgarity and obscenity combine to destroy societies and families. “If you keep increasing vulgarity in a society, then definitely there will be this impact,” he said. “What is the whole concept of observing the veil? It is so that there is no temptation in society. Each individual does not have the willpower or stre...
Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom
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Tuchel Sacks Rudiger after Fight With Kepa Following Chelsea’s Defeat to West Brom

  Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel, has sent Antonio Rudiger away from training on Easter Day after a fight with Kepa Arrizabalaga. According to the Telegraph, Rudiger was dismissed to calm down after pushing and shoving between him and Kepa. The disagreement between both players was sparked by a late tackle by Rudiger on the Spain international, who reacted strongly, and things escalated into a physical confrontation. However, Tuchel quickly decided his compatriot Rudiger had not calmed down enough to finish training, so he cooled off indoors while Kepa continued the last five minutes of the training session at Cobham. Rudiger later took it upon himself to apologise unforced, with Tuchel now happy the matter is closed and not expecting any lasting fight between both ...
Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him
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Update: Jacob Blake Files Lawsuit Against White Police Officer who Shot and Paralyzed him

A Black man who was paralyzed after he was shot in the back by a white police officer in Wisconsin, has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the officer of excessive force. Jacob Blake Jr. was shot by Kenosha Officer Rusten Sheskey in August 2020, while Blake was about to get into an SUV during a domestic dispute. The shooting of Blake, captured on video sparked another protest over police brutality and racism. It happened three months after George Floyd, another black man died while being restrained by police officers in Minneapolis. Sheskey and two other Kenosha officers were trying to arrest Blake on an outstanding warrant when a pocketknife fell from his pants during a scuffle. Blake said he picked it up before heading to a vehicle to drive away with two of his children in the b...
Meet The Man Whose Viral Video Sparked #EndSARS Protests
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Meet The Man Whose Viral Video Sparked #EndSARS Protests

He obviously didn’t know that the video he was shooting at Ughelli, Delta State would trigger an outrage that would reverberate across the country. Prince Nicholas Makolomi merely felt he owed it a duty to alert the authorities and Nigerians to the illegal activities of some policemen. But once uploaded on the social media, the video went viral as it generated interest especially among activists opposed to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) of the police. The development sparked tension across the country and led to a mob attack on an off-duty SARS operative, Sergeant Ohwovwiogor Fidelis, at the Ughelli Central Garage axis with the mob him attempting to set him ablaze but for the intervention of a Good Samaritan. Makolomi was subsequently arrested by the police but not b...
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George Floyd’s 6-year-old Daughter Offered Full Scholarship to Texas Southern University

Texas Southern University has announced it would give a full scholarship to George Floyd's 6-year-old daughter, Gianna Floyd when she's college-age. TSU made the announcement on Tuesday night, the day George Floyd was laid to rest in his hometown of Houston. TSU said on the school’s Facebook page: 'The Board of Regents of Texas Southern University (TSU) honors the memory of George Floyd on the day that he is laid to eternal rest. Mr. Floyd was a lifelong citizen of the Third Ward and a revered graduate of Jack Yates High School.= 'The Board, in conjunction with the TSU Foundation Board, has approved a fund to provide a full scholarship for Floyd’s beloved daughter, Gianna. TSU’s executive and academic staff will prepare a place for Miss Floyd if she wishes to attend the Univer...
Pope Francis Reacts to the Death of George Floyd
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Pope Francis Reacts to the Death of George Floyd

Pope Francis has reacted to the death of George Floyd. "We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism," the pontiff said on Wednesday, June 3, in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by US police that has sparked nationwide protests. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church however, condemned the violence that followed George Floyd's death as "self-destructive and self-defeating." He said: "Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost." Pope Francis said he was praying for Floyd and "all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism." Since Floyd's death, protests have been held in cities across the country and some of them turned violent.
Germany sends China £130bn bill for ‘coronavirus damages’
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Germany sends China £130bn bill for ‘coronavirus damages’

GERMANY has rattled China after joining the United Kingdom, France, and the United States in a rare attack after Berlin called out Beijing’s responsibility for the global pandemic and even issued a £130bn invoice. The country has sparked outrage in China after a major newspaper put together a £130bn invoice that Beijing “owes” Berlin following the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Germany has followed France, the UK and the US in directing its coronavirus anger at China, where the virus originated. Recent attacks come amid findings that Beijing appeared to cover up the true scale of the crisis, as the source of the outbreak remains a mystery. On Saturday, Donald Trump warned that China should face consequences if it was “knowingly responsible” for unleashing the coronavirus pandemic. ...
Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process
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Drama As Donald Trump Fires Intelligence Watchdog Who Sparked Impeachment Process

Donald Trump has fired the inspector general for the intelligence community who handled the whistleblower complaint that led to his impeachment, prompting fierce criticism from Democrats. The US president chose a Friday night, with America consumed by the coronavirus pandemic, to tell the House of Representatives and Senate intelligence committees of his decision to dismiss Michael Atkinson. In a letter, Trump claimed it was “vital” that he had confidence in the appointees serving as inspectors general, and “that is no longer the case with regard to this inspector general”. The president would nominate an individual who has his full confidence at a later date, he added. There was swift condemnation from Democrats. Chuck Schumer, the minority leader in the Senate, said: “Pre...
Polls Open in Nigerian Election
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Polls Open in Nigerian Election

Nigerians began voting for a new president on Saturday, after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. President Muhammadu Buhari was one of the first in the queue when the nearly 120,000 polling stations began opening at 0700 GMT. He voted in his hometown of Daura, in northwest Nigeria. Buhari, 76, of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) party was accompanied by his wife, Aisha, and surrounded by a crowd of supporters. As he emerged from the polling booth, he was asked whether he was confident of winning. “I will congratulate myself. I’m going to be the winner,” he told reporters. Buhari is seeking a second term of office but is facing a strong challenge from Atiku Abubakar, a former vice-president from ...

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