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Film crew member handed Alec Baldwin loaded gun, told him it was safe, Unsealed court documents reveal
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Film crew member handed Alec Baldwin loaded gun, told him it was safe, Unsealed court documents reveal

An assistant director gave Hollywood Actor, Alec Baldwin a loaded gun and told him it was safe to use on set moments before the actor pulled the trigger and shot dead a cinematographer on the New Mexico set of a Western movie, court documents have revealed. The assistant director, Dave Halls, told a New Mexico detectives he did not know the prop gun was loaded with live rounds, the document said. “Cold gun!” Halls yelled before he handed it to Baldwin, The Associated Press reported. By yelling “Cold gun!”, a phrase used by film crews during movie sets that use guns or military equipment, Halls was indicating that the gun was safe to use on the set. Unaware that the gun was loaded, Baldwin fired, striking cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, while Hutchins was hit in the chest. Th...
Saraki’s sister, Gbemisola reacts as Kwara govt destroys library named after her father
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Saraki’s sister, Gbemisola reacts as Kwara govt destroys library named after her father

Gbemisola Ruqayyah Saraki, a sister to the former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has expressed disappointment at the Kwara State Governor, Abdulrazaq Abdulrahaman, for demolishing a library named after her late father, Baba Saraki. In a tweet on her verified Twitter handle, Mrs. Gbemisola alleged that the governor has no focus on building the state but to destroy the existing infrastructures. According to her, no matter the move by the governor, the legacy of the former Waziri of Ilorin would not be erased. Her tweet reads, “Yet again, today we find that the Governor of Kwara State’s focus is not on building up Kwara, but on demolishing buildings which were owned or named after my late father the Waziri of Ilorin. “No matter how many structures are demolished, Baba Saraki’s l...
Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi
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Killings in southeast: IPOB sit-at-home, structure hijacked by criminals – Umahi

Chairman of the South East Governors Forum and Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi on Tuesday said that the structure, sit-at-home order declared by the leadership of the Indigenous  People of Biafra, IPOB, have been hijacked by criminals. Umahi made this known while addressing the South East Council of Traditional Rulers during a meeting that took place at the Christian Ecumenical Centre Abakaliki, Ebonyi State capital. The governor blamed the IPOB leadership for allowing cultists and other hoodlums to hijack their sit-at-home order and resulted in killings of innocent citizens of the region. According to him: “Traditional institution is very important and it’s the bedrock of Ndigbo, that’s why I’m overwhelmed with the unity and the love, oneness existing amongst the traditional r...
US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay
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US Soccer Federation offers identical contracts to their men’s and women’s teams after discrimination lawsuit over equal pay

The US Soccer Federation has announced it has offered identical contract proposals to the players associations of the men's and women's national teams. The USSF said in a statement that the offer was 'with the goal of aligning the men's and women's senior national teams under a single collective bargaining agreement (CBA) structure.' The unions for the men and women's team are currently separate and have no obligation to bargain jointly or to agree to similar terms. The men's contract expired in December 2018 while the women's runs through until December this year. The USSF added: 'US Soccer firmly believes that the best path forward for all involved, and for the future of the sport in the United States, is a single pay structure for both senior national teams. 'This proposal...
Twitter allows Star Users make money From Subscriptions
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Twitter allows Star Users make money From Subscriptions

Twitter's long-promised "Super Follows" feature that lets creators sell subscriptions for access to special content, was launched on Wednesday September 1. The feature, first revealed in February, will allow users to subscribe to accounts they like for a monthly subscription fee in exchange for exclusive content. For creators, Super Follows are another useful tool in the emerging patchwork of monetization options across social platforms. The aim of the new feature is to make the social media platform become the preferred online venue for clickable stars and to boost Twitter's income in ways that don't clutter the platform up with ads or promotions. Eligible accounts can set the price for Super Follow subscriptions, with the option of charging $2.99, $4.99 or $9.99 per month, p...
Japan Sentences P owerful Yakuza Criminal syndicate to death by hanging
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Japan Sentences P owerful Yakuza Criminal syndicate to death by hanging

A senior member of the Japanese Yakuza criminal syndicate has been sentenced to death by hanging. A court in Fukuoka found Satoru Nomura, 74, the head of the Kudo-kai in Kita-Kyushu, Fukuoka Prefecture, had ordered four assaults, one of which resulted in death. Nomura denied any involvement. The Asahi Shimbun newspaper reports that judge Ben Adachi also sentenced to Nomura’s second-in-command, Fumio Tanoue, 65, to life. Nomura reportedly threatened the judge saying, “I asked for a fair decision but this is not fair at all. You will regret this for the rest of your life.” The Japanese don plans to appeal against the sentence. The court ruling said Nomura and Tanoue, “conspired to carry out four attacks”. Nomura, “gave an order in the murder case and the other three cr...
Flamengo make final €10m loan push for Chelsea outcast Kenedy as Miazga close to Alaves move
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Flamengo make final €10m loan push for Chelsea outcast Kenedy as Miazga close to Alaves move

The Blues are motoring ahead in their efforts to reduce their squad size that had stood at 42 players Chelsea are preparing to send two more players out on loan as Flamengo make their final push to sign Kenedy, while Matt Miazga is in advanced talks with La Liga side Alaves. Kenedy has been in talks with the Brazilian side all summer and they are growing confident the Blues will accept their loan offer that includes an option to buy at €10 million. Miazga, meanwhile, seems set to join Alaves but the structure of the deal is still being discussed. With just one year left on his Blues contract, Chelsea will likely ask to extend that deal by one year before allowing him to leave on loan.
Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman
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Ethiopia and Malawi to adopt INEC Policies in Local Elections – INEC Chairman

Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof Mahmood Yakubu has said that the Ethiopian and Malawian electoral bodies are considering deploying some aspects of the tool in the INEC’s Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC) in their local elections. Declaring open a retreat to review the operationalisation structure of the Election Monitoring and Support Centre (EMSC), in Keffi, Nasarawa State on Friday August 6, Yakubu said the EMSC had become a vital tool in the monitoring, implementation and management of Nigeria’s electoral plans and activities. He part of EMSC's plan after it was first inaugurated in November 2015, was to build on gains of the last commission (2010-2015) in creating systems for the continuous and effective managem...
”If you are looking for perfection, go to the nearest mortuary”- Bobrisky fires back at people questioning his ‘new body’
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”If you are looking for perfection, go to the nearest mortuary”- Bobrisky fires back at people questioning his ‘new body’

Crossdresser, Bobrisky, has hit back at people questioning his 'newly enhanced' body. Bobrisky recently claimed he went under the knife to get more hips and butts to make himself look more feminine. Shortly after sharing photos of his new body, many people disbelieved him, claiming he still looks the same. Some alleged that he used some mobile application to adjust his hips and butt in his new videos and photos. He has now fired at his critics. In a post shared on his Instagram page, Bobrisky said he went for a body enhancement that would suit his ''small'' structure. He added that he did not do his body to please anyone but himself. See his post below
Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives
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Miami building that caused 24 deaths with 121 people still missing, is brought down with explosives

The still-standing portion of the partially collapsed condo building in Miami, Florida, that has claimed 24 lives, with 121 people still unaccounted for, was brought down using explosives Sunday night, July 4. The blast took place at 10 p.m. ET, 11 days after the shocking collapse of much of the residential Champlain Towers structure on June 24. County Mayor, Daniella Levine Cava said the demolition of the remaining portion of the building was a necessary step for crews to continue their search for any possible survivors of the disaster. "Bringing down this building in a controlled manner is critical to expanding the scope of our search-and-rescue effort," Cava told reporters at a news conference, according to The Associated Press. Search crews will resume sifting through t...
Update: Collapsed Florida condo was part of 2015 maintenance lawsuit where a resident complained the outer walls weren’t being properly maintained
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Update: Collapsed Florida condo was part of 2015 maintenance lawsuit where a resident complained the outer walls weren’t being properly maintained

A resident of the Florida condominium that partially collapsed on Thursday filed a lawsuit in 2015 alleging that one of the building's outer walls was not being maintained properly, court records showed. In 2015, Matilde Fainstein filed for damages in the Miami-Dade Circuit Court, saying the building's owners "failed to repair or negligently repaired the common elements and the outside walls of the building." The previous year, water had started coming in through cracks in the outer wall to Fainstein's terrace, causing damage, the complaint said. The filing said she had previously taken the same issue to court, where the building's owners were found liable. The building's owners settled the earlier case, court records showed. On Friday afternoon, officials confirmed that th...
Update: 159 unaccounted for following  Building Collapse in Miami
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Update: 159 unaccounted for following  Building Collapse in Miami

The number of people listed as missing after the collapse of a 12-storey building in the US city of Miami has risen to 159, officials say. Four people are known to have died. The collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium in the small, beachside town of Surfside, about 6 miles north of Miami Beach, was reported around 1:30 a.m, on Thursday, June 24. The mayor of Miami-Dade says they "still have hope" of finding survivors. Search teams working around the clock have reported hearing people banging beneath the debris. What caused the 40-year-old building to collapse remains unclear. At least 102 people have now been accounted for, but it is uncertain how many were in the building when it came down. Dozens of people have been evacuated from what is left of the structure...
Lionel Messi to sign new Barcelona contract till 2023
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Lionel Messi to sign new Barcelona contract till 2023

Barcelona captain, Lionel Messi is in the final week of his contract with the Spanish club, and it has been confirmed that he will sign a new contract till 2023.   The recent signings of Sergio Aguero and Memphis Depay convinced the Argentine playmaker to extend his contract with the Spanish giants.   Transfer window specialist Italian journalist, Fabrizio Romano, confirmed that an agreement between Barcelona and Messi is all but reached, with only a few details of the contract remaining to be finalised. Messi, as claimed by Romano, will sign a new contract that would keep him at the club till 2023.   "Lionel Messi will extend his contract with Barcelona until June 2023, all parties involved have no doubt - but there are still some clauses to be fixed in th...
Chelsea make contact over Haaland and Hakimi as they step up summer transfer efforts
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Chelsea make contact over Haaland and Hakimi as they step up summer transfer efforts

The Blues could pay more than £200m ($283m) for two players this summer as they aim to make a statement in the market Chelsea have made contact with clubs and agents as they aim for a double summer deal of Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Inter full-back Achraf Hakimi. Any deal for Haaland would not only break Chelsea's club record and wage structure but would also see Premier League records fall, with his agent Mino Raiola to earn a sizeable agent's fee. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea will make the move now when there's less competition, or wait until the price drops in 2022 when a variable release clause based on performances is expected to see him leave for a price nearer £70 million ($99m).
Finance expert can’t see Suning controlling Inter Milan long-term
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Finance expert can’t see Suning controlling Inter Milan long-term

Italian football finance expert Carlo Festa can't see Suning maintaining control of Inter Milan long-term. Festa says the club's future now depends on new lenders Oaktree. He told FCInter1908: “Inter's financial problems are due to the health of the Suning group. The Nerazzurri have had a defined ownership structure for years, and this has given stability to the whole environment. Now this certainty no longer exists. It is not known who the owner of Inter will be in a year. Therefore, a definite and certain growth and development plan cannot be given in this situation. "Zhang kept the club at a time when he could sell it during the period between January and February, but in doing so he got heavily into debt. He did not increase Inter's debt, which is already close to €400 million...
Euro 2020 will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last – Mourinho
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Euro 2020 will be Cristiano Ronaldo’s last – Mourinho

  AS Roma manager, Jose Mourinho, has insisted that the 2020 Euro will be Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo’s last in the tournament for his country. Mourinho explained that Ronaldo, 36, is not a kid anymore after becoming a European champion in 2016. According to him, the Juventus forward is going to do everything possible to win the Euro 2020 with Portugal. The Euro 2020 will kick-off on June 11 – 11 July, 2021. Portugal are in Group F alongside Germany, Hungary and France. “Of course, Cristiano Ronaldo is not a kid anymore and this is probably his last Euros [Euro 2020],” Mourinho told The Sun. “After becoming a European champion, I believe he’s going to try everything to succeed for the last time.” Mourinho added, “Fernando Santos is the right guy in the r...
China Scraps Law Banning Parents from Having over two Children, increases limit to three
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China Scraps Law Banning Parents from Having over two Children, increases limit to three

China has scrapped its controversial 'two child' policy and will now allow couples to have three kids. According to Chinese state media, the move was approved by President Xi Jinping in order to aid the country's ageing population. This comes after Beijing abolished its infamous 'one child' policy in 2016 which had been in place since the late-1970s. The government believed that the high cost of raising kids in Chinese cities deterred many couples from starting families so the two children policy wasn't helping with population growth . "To further optimise the birth policy, (China) will implement a one-married-couple-can-have-three-children policy," state news agency Xinhua said in a report on Monday, 31. The policy change will come with "supportive measures, which will be...
Call to secession would lead to unnecessary loss of lives – Rev. Thompson
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Call to secession would lead to unnecessary loss of lives – Rev. Thompson

A Christian clergy and security expert, Rev. Ladi Thompson, has stated that the situation that Nigeria has found herself wasn’t natural but a plot that had been devised by the British colonialist from the beginning. Speaking on a radio current affairs programme in Osogbo Friday, the cleric disclosed that with all the statistics on ground, the current state of insecurity in the country and the agitations for secession when achieved will cause a catastrophic defeat for each party. He noted that the only means of avoiding this defeat is for all the people of different nationalities to stay together and strong. He hinted that the late Chief Obafemi Awolowo, former premier of Western Nigeria had instructed the South West to collaborate with the South East in order to move Nig...
Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard
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Chelsea vs Leicester: Brendan Rodgers Highlights Thomas Tuchel’s Advantages Over Lampard

  Brendan Rodgers has highlighted the differences between Thomas Tuchel and Frank Lampard going into Leicester City’s FA final clash against Chelsea on Saturday. According to the Leicester City boss, Thomas Tuchel’s experience of working with world-class players has helped the Blues’ transformation after Lampard’s sack. Lampard was sacked and replaced with former Paris Saint-Germain boss, Tuchel in January. And the former Borussia Dortmund manager has taken the club to finals of the Champions League and FA Cup and is also on course to secure a top-four finish in the Premier League. Rodgers backed Lampard to become a ‘fantastic manager’ in the future but believes his successor’s clear vision has aided Chelsea’s improvement. “Frank passed on a very strong squad of ...
End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre
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End SARS: Fayemi receives panel’s report, sets up Citizens Complaints Centre

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi on Friday, received the final report from the State Judicial Panel of Inquiry into allegation of Human Rights Violation Against Police Officers including Officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and other Persons with an assurance that his government would implement the decisions of the panel to the letter. This came barely two months after the government paid compensation to the first batch of 24 victims as recommended by the panel. The governor, while receiving the report from the Chairman of the Panel, Justice C.I. Akintayo at the conference hall of the Governor’s office, Ado – Ekiti, noted that the outcome of the report was an opportunity for the government to further strengthen its intervention in the promotion and protection of human...
”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45
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”My Soul mate, My Support Structure”- OAP, Daddy Freeze’s wife Celebrates him as he turns 45

Award-winning OAP, Daddy Freeze, turns 45 today May 6. His wife Benedicta took to her Instagram handle to express her love for him. Describing him as her soul mate and support structure, she wrote ''Happy 45th birthday to My ‘Rebel with a cause’ @daddyfreeze My soul mate My support structure. I loved you with your full hair line and loving you even more, with your receding hair line. Lol! We have indeed come a long way. Our journey together, has been one of great love, resilience and sheer determination to keep choosing each other, over and over again. I am thankful to Yahweh for meeting you that faithful day. May the protecting arm of Almighty Yahweh rest upon you today and forever. Love you with all my heart. Benedicta.''
Senate Moves To Whittle Down IGP’s Powers, Decentralises Police Structure
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Senate Moves To Whittle Down IGP’s Powers, Decentralises Police Structure

The new bill titled ‘The Nigeria Police Act 2020 (Amendment) Bill, 2021’, was sponsored by Senator Surajudeen Ajibola Basiru (APC, Osun). According to the sponsor, the bill seeks to enhance the operational capacity of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) through the removal of constraints of funds and whittling down the over-centralisation of the command structure of the police force. This is coming six months after President Muhammadu Buhari assented to the Nigeria Police Bill 2020, on September 16, which repealed the Police Act Cap. P19 Laws of the Federation, 2004. The amendment seeks to decentralize the police command structure with operational and budgetary powers vested in the zonal offices. The bill also seeks to establish a zonal security advisory council and state securi...
Those Calling for the Prosecution of the Service Chiefs are Unpatriotic- Lai Mohammed
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Those Calling for the Prosecution of the Service Chiefs are Unpatriotic- Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, has described Nigerians calling for the probe of the immediate past service chiefs as unpatriotic. Mohammed express his displeasure about the calls by the Nigerians when he spoke during a Radio Nigeria programme, Politics Nationwide, on Tuesday morning February 2. Last week, President Buhari had appointed four new service chiefs and relieved his former Service chiefs, General Abayomi Gabriel Olonisakin (Chief of Defence Staff); Lt. Gen. Tukur Buratai (Chief of Army Staff); Vice Admiral Ibok Ibas (Chief of Naval Staff); and Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar (Chief of Air Staff). Shortly after the military officers were relieved of their jobs, the Peoples Democratic Party and some other Nigerians called for their probe. Reacting t...
FG Summons Ghanaian Envoy over Demolition of Embassy Quarters
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FG Summons Ghanaian Envoy over Demolition of Embassy Quarters

The Nigerian Government has summoned the Charge d’ Affaires of the High Commission of Ghana to Nigeria, Iva Denoo. Denoo was summoned by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, over the demolition of the staff quarters of the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana last Friday, June 19. A businessman demolished the building, claiming the structure was built on his land. Onyeama in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle, said during the meeting, he demanded an urgent explanation of the incident and reinforcement of security around Nigeria’s diplomatic premises and staff in Ghana. ''Summoned the Chargè d' Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to demand urgent explanation on the recent attacks on a residential building in our diplomatic prem...
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Nigeria Will Go Bankrupt With Current Governance Structure – Sanusi

The immediate past Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Muhammad Sanusi, has again said it is inevitable for Nigeria to be bankrupt with its current governance structure, which he described as too expensive and unsustainable. Speaking at a webinar hosted by Emmanuel Chapel, with the theme, ‘Mitigation of the economic impact of COVID-19 and the path to recovery’, Sanusi said when he was the CBN governor and the price of oil was over $100 per barrel, the government at the time spent 80 per cent of its revenue on salaries and overheads. “Now, I’m sure that with the shortfall in revenues and where oil price is, after debt service, we probably have to borrow to pay salaries. We have got to look at that structure,” he added. He stated further, “If you have a...
3,000 Primary Health Workers Deployed to Kano State after Mysterious Deaths
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3,000 Primary Health Workers Deployed to Kano State after Mysterious Deaths

Secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha has disclosed that 3,000 primary healthcare workers have been deployed to Kano state to help in the fight against Coronavirus. The SGF disclosed this at the presidential task force briefing on Friday May 1, and he said the workers were put together by the United Nations through the World Health Organisation (WHO). Boss Mustapha said;   “I wish to inform you that our response to the situation in Kano state is producing expected outcomes since testing was ramped up. “The state task force in collaboration with our team have also expanded contact tracing and isolation. “A lot of emphases are being placed on the training of different categories of manpower – medical, nursing, cleaners, etc, the buildin...
Southgate urged to get Maddison and Grealish into his England team
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Southgate urged to get Maddison and Grealish into his England team

Former Three Lions striker says manager has given national team a jolt and urged him to pick Grealish and Maddison for extra creativity Gareth Southgate has been praised for giving young players the belief they can make a difference for England and has been urged to find room for Jack Grealish and James Maddison to add even greater creativity. Former England striker Dean Ashton says emerging Three Lions talent now know they will be given the chance with the senior team if they show their quality for the under-21 side and their clubs. He says that hasn’t always been the case with previous managers and that Southgate deserves the credit for transforming the national team into potential tournament winners by believing in his players. “It's the sort of jolt that I think the Engli...
Diri presents 2020 Appropriation Bill to Bayelsa Assembly
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Diri presents 2020 Appropriation Bill to Bayelsa Assembly

Bayelsa State Governor, Sen. Douye Diri, on Tuesday, presented an Appropriation Bill of N242.28 billion for the 2020 fiscal year to the Bayelsa House of Assembly. Presenting his maiden budget estimate christened: ‘Consolidation for Prosperity 2020’, Diri said the Appropriation Bill defined the structure of the economic activities to be undertaken in the fiscal year. In a statement by his acting Chief Press Secretary, Mr Daniel Alabrah, the governor explained that the policy thrust of his administration in the next four years remained consolidating on the gains already made by the previous government. He said his administration would embark on special programmes and projects aimed at wealth creation. Diri added that his administration would encourage the people to participate in...
Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp team young enough to create dynasty
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Liverpool legend Souness: Klopp team young enough to create dynasty

Liverpool legend Graeme Souness feels Jurgen Klopp's team can create a dynasty. Souneess says the team's youth gives them an excellent chance of staying ahead of the pack. He told Sky Sports: "We didn't have one single rival during my time at Liverpool. Each year it was someone different. Nottingham Forest had a couple of remarkable years. Aston Villa had a remarkable year. Ipswich had a good team and Manchester United challenged us one year. "But there wasn't one obvious challenger. Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Manchester United… they will all want to climb the table in the next few years, but I still think City will be Liverpool's strongest challengers. "What I would say is that, given the ages of the players in that Liverpool squad now, given where they are, given the manage...
‘Mysterious’ Rain Pulls Down Make-Shift Structure For Governor Udom’s Father’s Burial
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‘Mysterious’ Rain Pulls Down Make-Shift Structure For Governor Udom’s Father’s Burial

A mysterious rain on Monday morning pulled down a make-shift structure erected in preparation for the funeral of the Akwa Ibom State Governor’s father, Late Emmanuel Gabriel Nkanang, scheduled for February 15, 2020. The structure which was recently constructed to accommodate dignitaries expected to grace the burial of the 90-year-old patriarch was completely scattered by the rain which concentrated within the governor’s immediate community. A member of the community who declined to have his name in print told newsmen that he had suspected some mysterious sabotage and had earlier cautioned planners of the event to engage the services of rain-makers. “How do you explain a rain that circulated within a particular area? I had told the planners of this burial that not everyone woul...
Ten People Killed at Orthodox Christian Festival in Ethiopia
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Ten People Killed at Orthodox Christian Festival in Ethiopia

At least 10 people have been killed and more than 100 injured when a seating area collapsed during a major Orthodox Christian celebration in Ethiopia. The accident occurred at about 8am on Monday in Gondar where more than a million people gather for the epiphany festivities known as Timkat every year. Two doctors at the University of Gondar Hospital confirmed that 10 people died when the spectator stands collapsed suddenly. Hundreds of people were actually sitting on a tiered wooden structure for hours when it collapsed. “I can tell you up to now we have 10 dead. The number of injured is 100 or even 150,” says one senior doctor at the University of Gondar Hospital. A hospital source said the injured were suffering from fractures and internal bleeding. Samuel Baher...
Premier League Reacts as UEFA Makes Changes that’ll Affect Clubs
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Premier League Reacts as UEFA Makes Changes that’ll Affect Clubs

The English Premier League, EPL, on Wednesday, strongly opposed the Union of European Football Associations, UEFA’s proposed Champions League reform that will affect top teams like, Liverpool, Manchester City and others in the English top-flight League. The Premier League, in a statement issued on their official website, was against UEFA’s proposed Champions League reform that would take place in 2024. The statement read: “The Premier League and our clubs today unanimously reaffirmed our strong opposition to the proposed reform of UEFA club competitions from 2024, which would alter the structure, calendar and competitiveness of league football. “We believe the proposals, particularly the suggested format and qualification criteria, would b...
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...
Ekiti Dismissed Workers Protests As Governor Fayemi Insists On Sack
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Ekiti Dismissed Workers Protests As Governor Fayemi Insists On Sack

Civil servants whose appointments were terminated by the Ekiti State government on Wednesday have staged a peaceful protest to appeal to the state governor, Kayode Fayemi to rescind his decision to relieve them. The protesters were the 568 primary and secondary school teachers employed by Governor Ayodele Fayose among the 2,000 employed after the July 14, 2018 election in the state. They stormed the Teaching Service Commission located within the State Secretariat complex at about 8:30am, where they displayed their letters of appointments to convince the people that they were legitimate workers. The Commissioner for Information, Muyiwa Olumilua, on Wednesday, revealed the government’s intention to sack the 2,000 workers and others whose appointments contravened the law. But addr...
Obaseki Hijacks Oshiomhole’s Loyalists, Moves To Take Over Edo APC Structure
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Obaseki Hijacks Oshiomhole’s Loyalists, Moves To Take Over Edo APC Structure

Ahead of the 2020 governorship election in Edo State, the cold war between Adams Oshiomhole, National Chairman of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Godwin Obaseki, Edo State governor, is getting intense as key leaders of the party in the state are divided over the duo. According to Daily Independent’s findings, though Oshiomhole and Obaseki have always denied the existence of any rift, many leaders of the party in the state at the weekend confirmed that there was now a no-love-lost relationship between Oshiomhole, the two time Edo governor and Obaseki, whom he installed as his successor in 2016. Sources said though Obaseki waged war against key leaders of the party who served as Oshiomhole’s foot soldiers in 2016 to secure victory for APC, he has recently made a U-tu...
IGP Adamu Orders Reversal Of Shift Duty Structure In Police
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IGP Adamu Orders Reversal Of Shift Duty Structure In Police

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate reversal of the shift duty structure of the Nigeria Police Force. The shift structure, which is currently a 12-hour, 2-shifts system has been changed to the traditional 8-hours, 3-shifts duty standard. He said this while declaring open the conference of heads of Police Medical Facilities at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Manchester United Coach Ready to Quit
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Manchester United Coach Ready to Quit

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s assistant coach, Mike Phelan, is yet to commit his future to Manchester United, as he is concerned about the structure behind the scenes at the club, the Daily Mail reports. The former United midfielder served under Sir Alex Ferguson for a decade, before the Scot’s retirement. Solskjaer’s first call after being offered the United job, was to Phelan and the 56-year-old has proved pivotal in restoring the mindset lost at Old Trafford. Solskjaer has already signed a three-year deal with the club to become their permanent manager and is desperate for Phelan, who has spent much of his time in Australia in the last five years, to stay. However, it is understood that Phelan is concerned by the club’s ‘convoluted’ management structure and feels there’s a mudd...
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...
Why building collapse persists-NSE chair
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Why building collapse persists-NSE chair

The Chairman of the  Ibadan branch of the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE), Adedamola Falade-Fatila,  has hinged the rising cases of building collapse on quackery and compromise in standards. Falade-Fatila told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan yesterday that the problem of collapsed building would cease the moment everyone played the role expected of him. “If every client, builder or developer consults  a registered engineer to design their structures, we won’t find ourselves in this situation,” Falade-Fatila said in response to the recent cases of building  collapse in Lagos and Ibadan. “This is purely the result of quackery and compromises in materials, skilled labour and so on. “It is as they say in computer, garbage in, garbage out, what you put in is what you ...
36 parties endorse Ortom
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36 parties endorse Ortom

Ahead of Saturday’s governorship and Houses of Assembly elections, 36 political parties, yesterday, declared support for the re-election bid of Governor Samuel Ortom. The political parties, on the platform of Forum of Registered Political Parties, Benue State chapter, made the declaration through the forum’s Chairman, Mr. Godwin Odeh, when leaders of the parties paid a solidarity visit on the governor in Makurdi. Mr. Odeh said the forum resolved to support Governor Ortom after an assessment of his efforts in ensuring the defence of the Benue Valley against internal and external oppressors. According to him, “by this decision we have also resolved to channel our networks through our structures to mobilise our members to vote for you, Governor Ortom in Saturday’s election. “We ha...
Karl Marx Tomb Vandalized in London
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Karl Marx Tomb Vandalized in London

The tomb of legendary philosopher, Karl Marx in London has been vandalised for the second time in less than two weeks. This time, vandals splashed the monument to the 19th-century political philosopher in Highgate Cemetery — which is listed among British structures with exceptional historical interest — with bright red paint. The words “doctrine of hate” and “architect of genocide” were found daubed in red paint across the Grade I-listed monument in the north London graveyard on Saturday. The latest attack comes less than two weeks after the marble plaque on the tomb was defaced by an apparent attempt to scrape and chip Marx’s name off the marble slab with a hammer. At the time the group who manage the cemetery said they feared the memorial would never be the same again. Ma...
Gbemi Saraki Becomes Prominent Member Of Buhari Campaign Group
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Gbemi Saraki Becomes Prominent Member Of Buhari Campaign Group

Gbemisola is the younger sister of Senate President Bukola Saraki. The University of Sussex, UK, Economics graduate was first elected a member of the House of Representatives in 1999 on the platform of the All People’s Party, APP, before being elected a Senator in 2003 as a PDP member. She was in the Senate between 2003 and 2011. Attempts by their late father to make Gbemisola succeed her brother as Kwara State governor tanked badly as Bukola blatantly refused, preferring to pitch his tent with the incumbent Governor Ahmed Abdulfattah. So committed to the ‘Gbemisola for governor’ project was their late father that he went ahead to float the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN). Bukola simply refused to release the Saraki structure for Gbemisola. This polarised the family but father ...
“Nollywood Is Growing But We Haven’t Gotten It Right Yet. There Is Still No Structure” – Mike Ezuruonye Tells Vibe.ng
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“Nollywood Is Growing But We Haven’t Gotten It Right Yet. There Is Still No Structure” – Mike Ezuruonye Tells Vibe.ng

Nollywood movie star and producer, Mike Ezuruonye reveals In an exclusive interview with Vibe.ng that Nollywood is growing but they still haven’t gotten it right because there is no structure. He says; “I want to wake up one morning and see that we have over 200 cinemas in this country”. The movie star goes further to highlight the problems facing the movie industry, he says; The issues of royalties aren’t met, producers are lazy and are not looking for other avenues to expand the clientele of Nollywood, content buyers are ripping people off, and distribution is also a big issue. When asked if he would take 700 Million dollars to retire from Nollywood, he said; “I will take it o, but I will still be working from the shadows because being in Nollywood makes me happy. Find the...
Whole World is Disappointed in Nigeria, Says OPC Leader
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Whole World is Disappointed in Nigeria, Says OPC Leader

Frederick Fasehun The grand leader of the Oodua People’s Congress (OPC), a Yoruba nationalist organisation, Dr. Frederick Fasehun, has decried the current state of the country, saying the whole world is disappointed in Nigeria. Fasehun stated this thursday in Lagos in an interview with journalists on the sidelines of the youth conference organised by the Frederick Isiotan Fasehun Foundation (FIFF) which was held to sensitise the youths on the 2019 elections. The elder statesman, who painted a gloomy picture of the steady fall in all indices of the country’s development, pointed out that the situation had led to Nigerians fleeing the country in search of better life. Fasehun also added his voice in the call for restructuring of the country, warning that failure to do so, the c...
How Unai Emery And Alexandre Lacazette Banished Arsenal’s Curse Of The No.9
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How Unai Emery And Alexandre Lacazette Banished Arsenal’s Curse Of The No.9

Alexandre Lacazette has scored five goals in all competitions this season (Picture: Getty) For the first time since 1999 Arsenal fans have a No.9 they can be genuinely be proud of. It’s taken the best part of two decades, eight different incumbents and a change in manager, but in Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal finally have a man worthy of mentioning in the same breath as Alan Smith, Paul Merson and Nicholas Anelka. Having arrived at the Emirates last summer, you could have been forgiven in thinking Lacazette was another in that long line of imposters after his hit and miss first season (more on the Podolski end of the scale rather than Park Chu-young), but after a fairly unconvincing start the Frenchman is now a fixture on Unai Emery’s ever-changing teamsheet. Anyone that follow...
Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Reps emerge
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Details of Buhari’s meeting with APC Reps emerge

Details of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s meeting with members of the House of Representatives on the platform of the All Progressives Congress on Saturday, have emerged. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting lasted for about one and half hours, at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Speaking to newsmen, Musa Soba, representing Soba constituency in Kaduna state, said they were summoned by the president to present their complaints arising from the conduct of the APC primaries. He disclosed that the aggrieved members who were denied the opportunity to re-contest for their seats in 2019 general elections were over 70. Soba revealed that they appealed to President Buhari to use his good office to intervene in what they described as impunity exhibited by some state ...
I Was Never A Mole Of Tinubu In PDP – Salvador
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I Was Never A Mole Of Tinubu In PDP – Salvador

Lagos – A former Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State, Mr Moshood Salvador on Sunday said he did his best to reposition the opposition party for greatness while he was chairman. Moshood Salvador Salvador, now a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), made the claim in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. The ex-PDP chairman had on Aug.27 announced his exit from the opposition party following what he called irreconcilable differences with some elders of the party. He, along with some other former PDP bigwigs in the state, defected formally to the APC on Saturday. Salvador said he served his former party selflessly adding that he worked diligently towards the PDP’s target of winning the state. He debunked insinuations in s...
Man Utd Must Not Lose Pogba Over Mourinho Row
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Man Utd Must Not Lose Pogba Over Mourinho Row

The recent tension between the two has led to speculation that the World Cup winner might well be leaving but it would be short-sighted in the extreme If you were in charge of Manchester United and both Jose Mourinho and Paul Pogba sat down in front of you and one of them said: “It’s him or me,” who would you choose to keep? That dilemma might well be looming in the distance for executive vice-chair Ed Woodward, with the club forced on Thursday to deny reports that relations between the head coach and his most expensive signing had reached an all-time low. Mourinho is unlikely to have been impressed by Pogba’s intimations following the Premier League opening weekend win over Leicester City on Friday that if he said what he really wanted to say he would end up fined. The...
Defection: 30 Senators, 60 Reps Join R-APC
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Defection: 30 Senators, 60 Reps Join R-APC

The level of disunity in the All Progressives Congress is deteriorating at an alarming rate with some influential members siding with a new faction. Members of the newly launched reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC) are said to have kick-started moves aimed at ensuring their defection to the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in a matter of weeks. Sources close to members of the APC faction in the National Assembly said the development would alter the power structure in the Assembly in a matter of days. The lawmakers are due to embark on their annual recess on July 21, just as it was confirmed that all the processes leading to the mass defection will be concluded a week before the recess. Sources close to the party also confirmed that Senate Presi...
Skye Bank Salary Scale: Salary Of Skye Bank Nigeria PLC
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Skye Bank Salary Scale: Salary Of Skye Bank Nigeria PLC

This is the entry level salary scale for Skye Bank Nigeria. It is noteworthy to write that of Skye Bank in the series of the banking sector salary scale as well have in previous times written about the various salary structure of several other Nigerian banks. It is the dream of most graduates to work in a bank due to the kind of salary they pay their staff. Skye Bank Nigeria is no exception as their entry level basic salary is fair compared to what other top companies in Nigeria pay their workers. The Banking sector just like the oil and gas industry is one of the highest paying sectors in terms of salary. Although there exist some differences in how much banks in Nigeria pay their workers as no specific law compels them to have a fixed amount for their staff. For its entry level ...

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