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Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools
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Three Osun Principals Suspended Over Pro-oduduwa Group’s Visit To Schools

Osun State Government on Wednesday suspended three public school principals for allowing a pro-Oodua nation group to address their students. The government also dissociated itself from the group preaching disunity and secession to students in some schools in the state. The PUNCH investigation revealed that some people had early in the week visited the three secondary schools in Iresi, a town in the Boluwaduro Local Government Area of the state to addressed their students. It was gathered that the group told the students that they should reject Nigeria and demanded Oodua nation. But the government in a statement by the Commissioner for Education, Mr Folorunsho Bamisayemi, said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group...
Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at  Ibrahimović
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Red Star Belgrade Punished for Racial abuse Aimed at Ibrahimović

Serbian football club, Red Star Belgrade have been punished by UEFA for racial abuse aimed toward Zlatan Ibrahimovi? when they hosted AC Milan in a Europa League game. Ibrahimovi? was sitting in the stands as a substitute for his Italian team during a Europa League round-of-32 game in Belgrade in February. A group of fans were heard shouting ethnically offensive slurs at a largely empty Rajko Mitic Stadium: "You pus*, stinky balija, I fu* you in your mouth" to Milan and Sweden striker, who has Bosnian roots. Ibrahimovic was born in Sweden to parents from Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia. UEFA said its disciplinary committee found charges proven of racist behaviour and “provocative, offensive chanting” and have ordered the club to play a home game in European competition behind c...
Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students
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Osun government suspends 3 principals for allowing secessionists preach to students

The Osun state government has suspended three principals for reportedly allowing a group of secessionists to preach to students in their respective schools. Commissioner for Education in the state, Folorunsho Bamisayemi noted that the viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. He said the administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not aware and never gave consent to the group to speak with public school students in the State. Bamisayemi reiterated that Nigeria is one entity and will continue to remain so. The statement read; “A viral video showed the group talking to the students about the plan of the Yoruba nation to secede from Nigeria. “The administration of Governor Adegboyega Oyetola was not awa...
#HarassBuhariOutofLondon Protest Suspended Over Ramadan
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#HarassBuhariOutofLondon Protest Suspended Over Ramadan

The #HarassBuhariOutofLondon protest has been temporarily suspended to allow President Muhammadu Buhari observe the Ramadan fast, convener of the protest Reno Omokri announced on Tuesday. The suspension followed announcement by the Sultan of Sokoto Muhammad Sa’ad Abubakar that Ramadan would start in the country on Tuesday, April 13. Mr Omokri, a former presidential aide, has been leading the #HarassBuhariOutofLondon protest since the president travelled to London for medical check-up. Announcing the suspension, Omokri also urged the group led by Sahara Reporters’ publisher Omoyele Sowore to suspend its protest. “Due to the Ramadan fast which began today, we have decided to temporarily suspend #HarassBuhariOutofLondon to allow General @MBuhari observe his fast in peace. I call o...
U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot
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U.S. calls for Pause on Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 Vaccine after 6 Reported Cases of Rare Blood clot

The US today, April 13, stopped using the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine over blood clot concerns. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has called for use of the jab to be suspended after six young women developed blood clots after receiving it. The six women who developed clots were aged between 18 and 48; one of them died and another is in hospital, the New York Times reports. On Twitter the FDA said: "We are recommending a pause in the use of this vaccine out of an abundance of caution... Right now, these adverse events appear to be extremely rare." The news makes Johnson & Johnson's vaccine – made by a Belgian subsidiary called Janssen – the second to become embroiled in a blood clot scare. Countries in Europe, including the UK, have stopped giv...
PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games
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PSG Star, Neymar Banned for two Games

  Paris Saint-Germain forward, Neymar, has been suspended for two matches, following his red card against Lille last Saturday. This means the Brazilian international will not feature for PSG when they tackle Strasbourg this weekend and Saint-Etienne on April 18, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has announced. Neymar was sent off during PSG’s 1-0 home defeat following an altercation with Lille defender, Tiago Djalo, who was also dismissed. Neymar and Djalo were given three-match bans, but with one of those games suspended. PSG’s defeat against Lille means Mauricio Pochettino’s men are now three points behind Christophe Galtier’s side on the Ligue 1 table. Meanwhile, Neymar was impressive for PSG in their Champions League quarter-final first leg 3-2 victor...
Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian
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Why I’m Scared of Checking my Phone – Arsenal’s Willian

Arsenal forward, Willian has said that he is too scared to look at his phone at times for fear of racial abuse on social media. The Brazilian said this following the racial attacks on Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold, Naby Keita and Sadio Mane.. The Liverpool stars were sent racist emojis on Instagram ahead of their Champions League quarter-finals first leg clash with the Real Madrid game on Tuesday. Willian is calling for the handlers of the social media platforms to take more responsibility for their output. “Does it frighten me to look at my phone? Yes, sometimes, to be honest,” Willian said, according to Express. “We are human. I want to understand who these people think they are to come to speak like that to us. “It really affects me when they talk about my fam...
Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her
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Pastor Breaks into ex-lover’s House and Mercilessly Beats her

31-year-old Pastor of Gathering of Saints church in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe has been arraigned in court for reportedly breaking into his 46-year-old ex-lover’s home and mercilessly assaulting her. It was gathered that the incident occurred after Maritha Khumalo who refused to allow the Pastor into her home at Entumbane, locked herself in. Pastor Nkomo was said to have left briefly only to return around 7pm to hide in a nearby maize field, anticipating that Maritha would eventually open the door. He was however spotted at the farm by his ex-lover. After realising that his plan was not working, Pastor Nkomo scaled over the precast wall and knocked on Maritha’s door. After she insisted on not opening the door, he then climbed onto the roof where he removed two asbestos sheets and jump...
Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues
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Police officer accused of raping and physically assaulting two female colleagues

The UK's Metropolitan Police is investigating allegations a serving male officer raped two female colleagues. Three years after the allegations were made, a BBC investigation with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism found that the officer was not charged or suspended, but will face a misconduct hearing. Both women were reportedly involved in ‘abusive’ relationships with the unnamed officer, before being introduced to each other by a mutual friend. The BBC investigation says both women made separate allegations of physical and sexual assault in 2017, which were denied. An investigation by Essex Police and the Crown Prosecution Service was then reportedly dropped in 2019 because of a lack of evidence. One of the women, whose name was changed to ‘Holly’, by the BBC to pr...
Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal
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Serbia vs Portugal: Man United’s Matic Mocks Bruno Fernandes, Ronaldo over Disallowed Goal

Manchester United midfielder, Nemanja Matic, has mocked his club’s teammate and Portugal international, Bruno Fernandes over Cristiano Ronaldo’s disallowed goal during Portugal’s World Cup qualification game against Serbia. Fernandes returned to Manchester United’s training ground earlier after he was shown a yellow card during the match against Serbia and was suspended for yesterday’s clash against Luxembourg. On the other hand, Matic retired from the Serbian national team last year and watched the game between his country and Portugal from Old Trafford. Ronaldo flung his captain armband on the ground and stormed off the pitch before full-time of his side’s 2-2 draw against Serbia on Saturday evening, after his last minute winner was disallowed by the match officials. The ...
Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow
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Update: Governor Ortom suspends traditional chief, youth groups over gruesome murder of widow

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has ordered the suspension of a traditional chief, Ortar Agwa Mnyange Kwahar in Buruku Local Government Area of the state, all youth groups and their activities, over the gruesome murder of a widow. LIB reported that Mrs Becky Shaade Aondozungwe Nyihemba, was burnt alive in her home by suspected thugs in Mbagen community, Buruku Local Govt Area on March 5, 2021. The widow, a nurse by profession, had a week earlier raised the alarm about threat to her life by unknown persons for reasons she did not mention. The State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Mrs Ngunan Adingi, who disclosed this in a statement issued on Saturday, March 27, said that the suspension of the chief followed the crisis in Mbatyough Council Ward, Mbagen ...
Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student
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Benue School Principal Suspended for Reportedly Brutalizing Student

Father John Asen, the Principal of Mt St Gabriel’s Secondary School Makurdi has been asked to proceed on administrative leave with immediate effect for reportedly brutalizing a student. The Diocesan Bishop Wilfred Anagbe gave the directive following a preliminary investigation into a petition he received on the physical abuse and torture of the student. Father Asen was directed to hand over to the vice Principal administration who is expected to run the affairs of the school.
INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead
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INEC suspends bye-election in Ekiti state following violence that left three persons dead

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the Ekiti East constituency I bye-election holding today March 20. According to a statement released by the electoral body, the election was suspended following the outbreak of violence in various polling units in the LGA. Three voters were killed by suspected political thugs during the attack. A police officer, an NYSC member, and an INEC staff also sustained gunshot injuries. Read the full statement from the commission below
Benue assembly suspends LG Chairwoman
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Benue assembly suspends LG Chairwoman

Mrs Kukase Garba, Chairwoman of Vandekiya Local Government Council of Benue state has been suspended for three months by the state assembly over alleged gross misconduct, abuse of office and running of the local government as sole-administrator. The notice of suspension was conveyed in a letter sent to the assembly by the State Governor through the speaker of the House. In the letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government on behalf of the Governor, It was stated that the suspension of Kukase was in line with the Benue State Local Government Establishment Law, 2007. It read; “The Executive Governor of Benue State is in receipt of a letter dated 11th March 2021 from the Vandeikya Legislative Council, Benue State, drawing attention to a vote of no confidence passed on t...
8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine
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8,000 Nigerians have been Vaccinated with no adverse effect – FG allays fears over AstraZeneca vaccine

The federal government of Nigeria said 8,000 Nigerians have been given the Covid-19 vaccine so far, including President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, and none has reported any adverse effect since the vaccination began last week. A number of countries have suspended the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine due to concerns over reported negative effects. However, the federal government yesterday, March 15, assured Nigerians of its safety. It said no case of side effects of the vaccine such as blood clotting has so far been reported in the country. The number of countries that have suspended AstraZeneca vaccine increased yesterday with France, Germany, Spain and Italy joining the long list. But the World Health Organisation (WHO) advised countries using ...
UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20
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UAE Extends Ban on Nigerian Flights till March 20

The ban on Nigerian flights to Dubai has been extended by the United Arab Emirates authorities till March 20. Though it was stated that Emirates flights from Dubai to Lagos and Abuja will continue as scheduled, the statement from the public relations firm for Emirates revealed that customers from both Abuja and Lagos would not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. It read;  “In line with government directives, passenger services from Nigeria (Lagos and Abuja) to Dubai are temporarily suspended until 20 March 2021. . “Customers from both Abuja and Lagos will not be accepted for travel prior to or including this date. Passengers who have been to or connected through Nigeria in the last 14 days are not allowed entry into the UAE (whether terminating in or connec...
UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries
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UK Stops Recruitment of Doctors and Nurses from Nigeria and 46 Other Countries

The recruitment of health and care workers from Nigeria and 46 other countries has been suspended by the United Kingdom government as confirmed in its updated Code of Practice (CoP). Africa Check had earlier reported that about 5, 250 Nigerian-trained doctors are on the UK books as at April 2018, a rise of 10 per cent on the previous year. The Sun reported that the announcement which is contained in the CoP and released by the UK Department of Health and Social Care, would help to meet UK’s target of delivering 50,000 more nurses by 2024. The UK said CoP provide safeguards against active recruitment from 47 countries on the WHO Health Workforce Support and Safeguards list, and also aligns with World Health Organisation’s (WHO) advice on ethical recruitment to promote effective...
Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape
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Robinho Gets 9-year Jail Term Over Role in Gang Rape

Former Manchester City and Real Madrid star, Robinho, has been sentenced to nine years in prison for his role in a gang rape in 2013. The Brazilian was accused of raping a woman in her 20s at an Italian nightclub eight years ago. The 37-year-old was originally found guilty in 2017 before he was sentenced in December of last year. Robinho chose to appeal the verdict, which has now been upheld in Milan’s Court of Appeal. However, according to Globo, new details have since emerged in the Court of Appeal, alleging that the former AC Milan star and his representatives ‘attempted to deceive investigators’ by providing different accounts on ‘previously agreed facts’. The Court of Appeal added that the footballer ‘belittled’ and ‘brutally humiliated’ the woman. Robinho’s team...
Man Breaks Wife’s Jaw during argument over their dog’s dinner
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Man Breaks Wife’s Jaw during argument over their dog’s dinner

A man broke his wife’s jaw during an argument over their dog’s dinner, forcing her to have emergency surgery. Patrick Coleman, 47, had an argument over the dog's dinner with his wife Jaqueline Coleman and attacked her until she was rescued by a neighbour. According to reports,  he was spared jail after his wife told the judge it would hurt her family financially and cost her sons their home if he went to prison. Liverpool Crown Court heard he was being "aggressive" in their living room in St Helens, Merseyside on October 10, 2020. Judge David Aubrey said the argument “appears to have related to the family dog” and how it was “either eating or not eating his or her meal” when he "lost it". Speaking to Coleman, the judge said; "the red mis...
YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls
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YouTube Set to Lift Trump Ban if Violence Threat Falls

YouTube's chief executive officer has announced that the video sharing/streaming platform may lift Donald Trump's suspension, if the threat of "real-world violence" decreases. CEO Susan Wojcicki said the social media company will look at government warnings and watch out for violent rhetoric to determine when it's safe to lift the suspension. Recall YouTube alongside Facebook, Snapchat and Twitter suspended the former US president following the Capitol Hill riot carried out by Trump supporters on 6 January that left five dead. YouTube said he had violated their incitement of violence policy and had to suspend him. "It's pretty clear that right now where we stand, that there still is that elevated risk of violence," the YouTube chief said during an interview with the Atlanti...
Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University
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Four Students Suspended for Cultism in Katsina University

The management of Federal University Dutsinma in Katsina State have suspended four students over their alleged involvement in cultism. Vice-chancellor of the university, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi approved the indefinite suspension of the students with immediate effect following a “Security Report” signed by the Acting Chief Security Officer of the University, Tanimu Dari Atiku, and made available to the Directorate of Public Relations and Protocol. The suspended students are Peter Enajo, M.sc Sociology; Lukman N. Aminu, B.sc Computer Science; Musa Halidu, B.sc Sociology, and Maikasa Victor Lawal, B.sc Sociology. Professor Bichi who described cultism as a formidable source of concern to the University Management and all meaning and law-abiding members of the University Co...
Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption
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Former French president, Nicolas Sarkozy sentenced to jail for corruption

France's former president, Nicolas Sarkozy was on Monday, March 1 found guilty of corruption and influence-peddling and sentenced to three years in prison with two of them suspended. The 66-year-old, who was president from 2007 to 2012 was accused of forging a “corruption pact” with his lawyer and a senior magistrate. Judges said there was “serious evidence” of collaboration between the three men to break the law.   The case dates back to 2014 after investigators from the newly-created Parquet National Financier (National Financial Prosecutor's Office) tapped Sarkozy and his lawyer, Thierry Herzog's phones over allegations the former president had illegally received millions of euros from the late Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi to fund his successful 2007 presidential campai...
SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike
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SSANU and NASU Suspend Strike

A Joint Action Committee of Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) have suspended its three-week-old strike. President of SSANU, Mohammed Ibrahim Haruna, and the NASU General Secretary, Peters Adeyemi said the new directive became effective from midnight of Friday, February 26. The Unions which had asked its members to commence an indefinite strike over an alleged injustice on sharing formula of N40bn Earned Allowance and non-payment minimum wage arrears,  inconsistencies in the implementation of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information System (IPPIS), delay in renegotiation of FG/NASU and SSANU 2009 agreement, non-payment of retirement benefits of outgone members among others ca...
US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban
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US President Biden Revokes Trump’s Immigrant Visa ban

US president Joe Biden on Wednesday, February 24, revoked Donald Trump’s suspension of many green card applicants from entering the United States. The now revoked order (Proclamation 10014) had suspended the entry of certain immigrants and non-immigrants into the U.S. since late April 2020 on grounds of protecting the U.S. labour market in the wake of COVID-19. In his proclamation, President Joe Biden said his predecessor’s proclamation, “does not advance the interests of the United States” and that “to the contrary, it harms the United States, including by preventing certain family members of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents from joining their families here”. “It also harms industries in the United States that utilise talent from around the world. And it ...
Ex-French Secretary of State, Georges Tron Jailed for Rape and Sexual Assault
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Ex-French Secretary of State, Georges Tron Jailed for Rape and Sexual Assault

A former French Secretary of State has been jailed for raping and sexually assaulting a colleague. Georges Tron, 63, who is now the Mayor of Draveil, was found guilty by the Paris Appeal Court late on Wednesday evening, February 17 after originally being cleared of the charges in 2018. Mr. Tron, a former conservative Secretary of State under President Nicolas Sarkozy was sentenced to five years in prison with two suspended. As soon as the verdict was handed down, he was led away to the court cells before being taken to La Santé prison in Paris. Tron’s co-accused, Brigitte Gruel, a former aide in Draveil, was also convicted of aiding and abetting gang rape and sexual assault and given a two-year suspended prison sentence. Tron and Gruel were said to have offered foot ...
Lagos State Panel of Inquiry Hands Over Lekki Toll Gate to LCC
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Lagos State Panel of Inquiry Hands Over Lekki Toll Gate to LCC

The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related abuses and other matters has approved the returned control of the Lekki Toll Gate plaza to its owners, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC). The panel suspended operations of the toll plaza after the gunshot incident on October 20, 2020. Military men stormed the plaza on Tuesday, October 20, and fired gunshots while EndSARS protesters gathered at the toll plaza for their protest. LCC had in December 2020, appealed to the panel to allow it to take over the plaza for repair and insurance claims. This was declined by the panel since investigations into the unfortunate incident that led to the closure was still being investigated. At the resumed hearing of the panel today February 6, the chairman, ...
Ajax goalkeeper Onana given one-year doping ban after failing out of competition test
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Ajax goalkeeper Onana given one-year doping ban after failing out of competition test

The Cameroon international stopper, linked with Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund recently, has been suspended however the Dutch giants say they'll appeal Ajax goalkeeper Andre Onana has been handed a 12-month suspension for failing an out of competition doping test, with the club claiming their No 1 accidentally took medicine prescribed for his wife. The Eredivisie club revealed the Cameroon international stopper has been banned by UEFA after they found the forbidden substance Furosemide in his urine, following the test in October 2020. The doping suspension is effective from today (February 5) and applies to all football activities.
Villas-Boas, Marseille Clash Over Unwanted’ Transfer
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Villas-Boas, Marseille Clash Over Unwanted’ Transfer

Marseille have suspended manager Andre Villas-Boas, after he clashed with the Ligue 1 outfit over the signing of Olivier Ntcham from Celtic and subsequently offered his resignation. The French club completed Ntcham’s signing on Deadline Day. The 24-year-old arrives on loan until the end of the season and the agreement includes a £4.5m option to buy him. But speaking at a news conference ahead of their game away to Lens on Wednesday, Villas-Boas said: “I submitted my resignation, saying that I did not agree with the sporting policy. “I don’t want anything from OM. I don’t want money. “We ended the transfer window with a new player [Ntcham]. He is a player that I had said no for.” Marseille have now announced V...
Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City
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Dubai Closes all Bars and Clubs as Covid-19 Cases Spike after Influencers Flocked to the City

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

Two associate directors of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU) have been suspended for initiating investigations against Atiku Abubakar and Bola Ahmed Tinubu\. The two NFIU officials, Mohammed Mustapha, the associate director, Intelligence and Investigation, and Fehintola Salisu, associate director, Compliance and Analysis, were suspended in August, about five months ago, for writing memos to local and foreign authorities after initiating probes against the two top political figures. The Director of NFIU, Modibbo Tukur, appointed in January 2019 to head the unit for a five-year tenure, stated in a January 13, 2021 letter that the two officials bypassed his authorisation to initiate probes against the two men who are believed to be planning to run for the presidency in ...
Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC
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Former Ondo Governorship Aspirant, Jumoke Anifowose Suspended by APC

Mrs Jumoke Anifowose, a former governorship candidate in Ondo state has been suspended by the state's chapter of the All Progressives Congress. Spokesperson of the party in the State, Alex Kalejaiye said Anifowose's suspension was contained in a letter signed by 25 out of the 29 officers of the party at a meeting in Igboroko unit 1, Ward2, Owo Local Government Area of the state. She was accused anti-party activities, not making any contribution to the development of the party and not been attending party meetings in the last four years.
Elche 0-2 Barcelona: De Jong And Riqui Puig Seal Win For Messi-less Barca
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Elche 0-2 Barcelona: De Jong And Riqui Puig Seal Win For Messi-less Barca

BARCELONA won again without the suspended Lionel Messi as goals from Frenkie de Jong and Riqui Puig were enough to secure a scruffy 2-0 win over Elche in La Liga. De Jong poked the ball over the line just before half-time at the Martinez Valero, which would have proved a suitably scrappy winner before Puig came off the bench to head in a second late on. Despite an uninspiring performance, Ronald Koeman will be relieved to see Barca make it two consecutive victories without Messi and since their loss in the Spanish Super Cup final last weekend to Athletic Bilbao, after an extra-time victory over Cornella in midweek. Messi is still serving his punishment for being sent off in Seville but the Argentinian will be available again for Wednesday’s Copa del Rey tie away at Rayo Vallec...
Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated
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Adekunle Okunuga, Nigerian Doctor Suspended In 2015 For Flogging Son In UK Reinstated

A Nigerian consultant anaesthetist Adekunle Okunuga based in the United Kingdom has been reinstated following his suspension from work for beating his son. The 59-year-old medical personnel, who was arrested after the incident in June 2014, blamed his cultural upbringing in Nigeria for the act, Daily Mail UK reports. He said corporal punishments are common in Nigeria. Okunuga caned his son for misbehaving in school and made him stand one leg with his arms in the air while he kicked him. He also caned the boy’s open palms with a walking stick. The boy got into trouble in school for not submitting homework, lying to other pupils, using the word ‘rape’ and for stamping in any injured girl during PE lesson. In 2015, Okunuga’s name was ordered to be removed from the medica...
COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health
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COVID-19: NIN Registration May Be Suspended – Minister Of State For Health

Dr. Olorunnimbe Mamora, Minister of State for Health, Monday said that the ongoing registration and National Identification Number enrolment may be suspended due to the rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the country. As at yesterday, 100,087 cases have been confirmed by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). 1358 are reported dead since Coronavirus stormed Nigeria on February, 2020. Also, about 80,030 persons have been treated and discharged. On Sunday 10, 2021, NCDC confirmed 1,544 new infections of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country. This however is a wake-up call to all Nigerian that Covid-19 is real. In other to stem the spread, Mamora while playing host on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily programme today, said it would be wise if NIN enrolment and r...
China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up
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China Locks Down a City of 11 Million people to Contain a Coronavirus flare-up

China has locked down a city of 11 million people in its northern province of Hebei, in order to contain the country's worst coronavirus flare-up in months. Residents of Shijiazhuang, a provincial capital close to Beijing, have been barred from leaving the city, as major highways were blocked, train and bus stations closed and flights canceled. The lockdown comes as a total of 117 Covid-19 infections including 67 asymptomatic cases were detected in Shijiazhuang on Wednesday. On Thursday, Shijiazhuang identified another 66 positive cases, according to the Hebei provincial health commission. Since January 2, a total of 304 positive cases have been reported in Hebei,  most of which were in Shijiazhuang, official figures show. At a press conference Thursday night, municipal ...
Shoprite Worker Commits Suicide In Akure After Being Suspended From Work
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Shoprite Worker Commits Suicide In Akure After Being Suspended From Work

A 23-year-old woman and employee of Shoprite in Akure, the Ondo State capital, Jumoke Kehinde, has reportedly committed suicide after being suspended from work. Kehinde was found dead on New Year’s Eve at her apartment along Oda Road in the Kajola area of Akure. She was said to have allegedly taken a substance suspected to be Sniper, a pesticide, after being suspended from work. One of the organisation’s managers, who gave his name as Taiwo, told journalists that the deceased reported late for work and some other staff members on the fateful day. He said, “It is expected that anyone who comes late has to wait outside before being allowed in and suspended. She was seen arranging her table, getting ready for the day’s sales, and looking happy. But she later left the mall arou...
Shoprite Staff allegedly Commits Suicide after Being Suspended
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Shoprite Staff allegedly Commits Suicide after Being Suspended

Jumoke Kehinde, said to be a staff of Shoprite in Akure, Ondo State's capital has committed suicide after allegedly being suspended from work. A source told The Nation that she was found dead on New Year’s eve at her apartment in Kajola area along Oda-road, Akure. The Shoprite staff disclosed that Kehinde was suspended after reporting late for work. The source said;    “It is normal that anyone who comes late should wait outside before they are allowed in and be given a suspension. “She was seen arranging her table getting ready for the day’s sales as she looked happy but later left the mall at about 11 am after receiving the suspension letter. “At about 4 pm, a distress call was received in the office that she was not feeling fine. One of the management staff went...
Bayero University Kano Cancels 2019-2020 Academic Session
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Bayero University Kano Cancels 2019-2020 Academic Session

The Senate of Bayero University Kano (BUK) on Monday January 4, approved the cancelation of 2019-2020 sessions for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs in the institution. The announcement was conveyed in a memo signed by the university registrar Fatima Binta-Mohammed, and released barely two weeks after the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) suspended its nine-month old strike across public universities of the country. Daily Trust reported that before ASUU embarked on a strike in March 2020, BUK had already completed its mid-semester break for first semester of 2019/2020 academic session for undergraduates, while the postgraduate students had just resumed for the session. The school has now announced that the new academic session for undergraduates will begin ...
Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria
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Dr. Anu of Med Contour has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria

Dr Anu Adepoju has been suspended from the medical profession in Nigeria following multiple claims of malpractice and botched surgeries at her clinic, Med Contour. A number of women who went to Med Contour for cosmetic surgery complained about having complications that they still suffer from. One particular patient was rushed to LUTH and eventually died after being operated upon by Dr Anu. Earlier this year, LUTH petitioned the medical panel following the death of the victim of Dr Anu's procedure who died after being transferred to its hospital Also, this year, popular social media personality, Omotola Taiwo Temilade, popularly known as Omohtee, called Dr Anu out following a botched surgery that left her with complications. She has now been suspended from the medical profes...
Governor Ganduje Reinstates Media Aide Suspended For Criticising Buhari
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Governor Ganduje Reinstates Media Aide Suspended For Criticising Buhari

Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje , on Wednesday night , ordered the reinstatement of his Special Adviser on Media , Salihu Yakasai . The PUNCH had reported on October 11 , 2020 that Yakasai lambasted the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd . ) , for not addressing Nigerians amid national outrage as well as days of online and offline protests against the Special Anti- Robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police Force . Yakasai , who tweeted through his handle , @ dawisu , had said the President has no empathy for Nigerians by his inaction . Reacting in a statement , the Kano State Government had described Yakasai ’ s comments as “ unguarded utterances” and suspended him “ with immediate effect ”. But in a tweet on Wednesday , the state government , @ KanostateNg , w...
Man vows never to step foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended
News, Religion

Man vows never to step foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended

A Nigerian accountant, Obinna Nwosu, has vowed never to enter any parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God RCCG,  if Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, is not suspended from the church.   He said this following the shooting of Lekki #EndSARS protesters today October 20. Osinbajo is a pastor of the RCCG.   Obinna wrote ''Until Pastor Yemi Osinbajo is suspended, I am never stepping foot into any Redeem Christian Church of God. He has lost the grace to serve as cover of the life of saints''  
20 secondary school students suspended after allegedly being caught having group s3x
Education

20 secondary school students suspended after allegedly being caught having group s3x

20 Form Four pupils from Loreto High School in Zimbabwe, have been suspended for allegedly engaging in group sex in July.   The students who comprised of both male and female, were allegedly caught pants down in the girls’ dormitories of the Silobela based school, while preparing for the June-July exams.   Midlands Provincial Education Director, Mr Jameson Machimbira who made the announcement said;   “Yes, we received information that some pupils both male and female from Loreto High School had been suspended following reports that they were caught engaging in unconfirmed sexual activities. I received phone calls from some affected parents who wanted the Ministry (Primary and Secondary Education) to intervene citing the timing of the suspensions. So, we s...
Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Till March 2021
Crime

Hushpuppi’s Trial Suspended Till March 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the trial of Ramon Abbas, the Nigerian Instagram celebrity facing wire fraud charges in the U.S., has been moved to 2021. According to the chambers orders of Judge Otis Wright released September 23, the jury trial will continue by 9:00 a.m. on May 4, 2021. Across the globe, the respiratory disease has been contracted by over 35 million people and has killed more than 1 million persons. Apart from the economic challenges the pandemic has posed as a result of lockdown and some restrictions, it has affected judicial processes globally. In June, the 37-year-old Mr Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, who is known for flaunting his opulent lifestyle on social media, was arrested in Dubai by some special operatives including the Emerati police officers and ...
I Have Never Received Bribe All My Life – Magu
Politics

I Have Never Received Bribe All My Life – Magu

Suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu on Wednesday said he has never received bribe all his life. Magu was testifying before the Justice Ayo Salami panel probing allegations of corruption against him. The suspended EFCC boss said anyone who claim he had ever given him bribe should come forward before the panel to testify against him. He was responding to allegations that he allowed a suspect Hima Aboubakar, a Nigerien National to escape from justice. The suspended EFCC boss had opened his defense on Monday to clear corruption allegations against him.
You suspended your life to focus on BBNaija For 2 months –  Reno Omokri slams BBNaija fanatics
News

You suspended your life to focus on BBNaija For 2 months – Reno Omokri slams BBNaija fanatics

Former Presidential spokesperson, Reno Omokri has again lashed out at Big Brother Naija fanatics who he accused of suspending their lives to focus on the reality show. Reeling out achievements of some Nigerian youths since the reality show began, Reno Omokri stated that many have suspended poverty in their lives within the last two months the show began. He tweeted; You are so focused on who gets evicted from the #BBNaija house. If only you were as focused on getting poverty evicted from your life. For 2 months, you suspended your life to focus on BBN. Others used that time to suspend poverty from their life The price of rice has increased by 60% since July, when #BBNaija started. Many youths have made millions buying rice from Kebbi and Jigawa and selling it in Lagos and P...
A Former MFM Pastor we Stopped From Stealing is behind the Malicious Reports Against me – Pastor Olukoya
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A Former MFM Pastor we Stopped From Stealing is behind the Malicious Reports Against me – Pastor Olukoya

The general overseer of Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries (MFM) ,Pastor Daniel Olukoya has raised an alarm of an alleged plot by some people to destroy the global image of his church.  In a statement released by his media aide Collins Edomaruse, Olukoya alleged that a former pastor who was stopped from ''stealing'' a branch of his church in Maryland, United States is behind the attempt “to tarnish his reputation”. It was further alleged that the Pastor "conceived this lie as his defence to a civil Suit the Church brought against him in the County Court in Maryland." The MFM General Overseer countered some of the allegations made against him and further denied claim of his church’s trustees being suspended in the UK.  It read;  “It ...
Suspended Anambra Monarch, Igwe Of Alor Apologizes To Governor Obiano
Politics

Suspended Anambra Monarch, Igwe Of Alor Apologizes To Governor Obiano

Suspended Traditional Ruler Of Alor, Igwe MacAnthony Okonkwo Tenders Unreserved Apology To Governor Willie Obiano And Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council, Pleads For Forgiveness. In a volte face, one of the 12 suspended traditional rulers in Anambra state that travelled to Abuja early this week, with the hope of having an audience with President Muhammadu Buhari, Igwe MacAnthony Okonkwo, the traditional ruler of Alor community in Idemili South Council Area, has tendered an unreserved apology to Anambra State government, and Governor Willie Obiano for his actions. In an interview with Anambra Broadcasting Service (ABS), Igwe Okonkwo regretted his actions and failure to inform the state Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, as the Chief Security Officer of the state before embarking...
We’ll Suspend Governorship Elections in Edo and Ondo if Violence Continues – INEC
Politics

We’ll Suspend Governorship Elections in Edo and Ondo if Violence Continues – INEC

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to suspend the governorship elections in Edo and Ondo if the violence allegedly ongoing in the states continues.  INEC's Spokesperson, Festus Okoye who issued a statement after a meeting on Thursday August 5 said the elections will be suspended if the political actors threaten law and order before or during the polls. Okoye added that the commission is deeply concerned by the “escalating levels of violent actions and incendiary statements” by parties, candidates and their supporters in the two states. The statement read;   “Consequently, parties and candidates must on no account underestimate the resolve of the Commission to enforce the rules and regulations and apply appropri...

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