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FIFA Suspend Senegal star Pape Gueye from football as part of probe into midfielder’s transfer from Watford to Marseille
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FIFA Suspend Senegal star Pape Gueye from football as part of probe into midfielder’s transfer from Watford to Marseille

FIFA have reportedly suspended Marseille midfielder Pape Gueye as part of their investigation into his move to the Ligue 1 club from Watford in 2020. The suspension means that Gueye, who is currently at the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, cannot take part in any competition until further notice. The 22-year-old came off the bench for Senegal's 1-0 win over Zimbabwe on Monday but was not in the squad for their 0-0 draw against Guinea on Friday. 'There were problems between Watford and Marseille on a transfer [and] FIFA has suspended him,' Senegal manager Aliou Cisse said. Gueye joined the Hornets in the summer of 2020 on a free transfer from the French side Le Havre, but was sold to Marseille just 17 hours later. Despite his incredibly short stint as Watford player, the...
Man Utd not about Ronaldo, Fernandes – Rangnick pinpoints what he wants to achieve
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Man Utd not about Ronaldo, Fernandes – Rangnick pinpoints what he wants to achieve

Manchester United interim manager, Ralf Rangnick has pinpointed what he wants to achieve at Old Trafford, while insisting that the club is not about Cristiano Ronaldo and Bruno Fernandes’ partnership. Rangnick said he wants to have every player play in his best possible position in Man United’s squad and not just Ronaldo and Fernandes. Ronaldo has scored 14 goals in all competitions for Man United so far this season, while Fernandes, one of the club’s key players last season, has suffered a dip in form, prompting questions on whether the pair can play together in Rangnick’s team. Fernandes was suspended for Man United’s Premier League 3-1 victory over Burnley on Thursday and Rangnick said he was pleased with the way his players adapted. “Against Burnley, we had to play withou...
Ikoyi Club suspends Alakija over alleged assault, abuse
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Ikoyi Club suspends Alakija over alleged assault, abuse

The renowned Ikoyi Club in Lagos has suspended Modupe Alakija, the husband of Folorunsho Alakija, over alleged assault. Folorunsho is a Nigerian billionaire businesswoman who is extolled as Africa’s richest woman. Modupe, who is a lawyer, is the son of Adeyemo Alakija, the famed Nigerian legal practitioner. In a circular signed by Bamidele Ibironke, the secretary of Ikoyi Club, Modupe was accused of physically assaulting and abusing one of its members. The notice said the suspension would run from December 2021 to November 2022. “The above-named member of the club is hereby placed on a one-year suspension for physically assaulting and abusing a fellow member,” it read. “Conduct injurious to the interest of the club, thereby violating Rule 9(C) of the club’s rule boo...
FA Cup replays scrapped for third and fourth rounds to ease fixture congestion amid Covid outbreak
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FA Cup replays scrapped for third and fourth rounds to ease fixture congestion amid Covid outbreak

The previous decision to allow games to be repeated has been reversed for at least the next two rounds The FA Cup's third and fourth rounds will once more do without replays, the Football Association confirmed on Monday. After replays were suspended throughout the 2020-21 season, they returned for this season's edition. But as the number of games postponed due to the latest Covid-19 outbreak continue to pile up, the FA has moved to ease the fixture backlog for affected clubs.  
Benue Petitions Police and DSS Over Rape of School Girls
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Benue Petitions Police and DSS Over Rape of School Girls

Benue State government has petitioned the Nigeria Police and Department of State Security Service (DSS) over an alleged rape of some female students in a federal government-owned institution in the state. Female students of Federal Science and Technical College (FSTC), Otukpo, in Benue State were reported to have been raped by a staff member of the school. The staff was accused of raping a 16-year-old female SSS 3 student and there are rumours other female students being subjected to same. While it was alleged that the suspected rapist has been suspended, human right activist, Julie Ooja told Daily Trust that she tried to take the case up but the school authority claimed it was being handled administratively. Ooja said; “Our hands were tied; we couldn’t do much because the mi...
Chris Cuomo loses severance pay and book deal after being fired by CNN
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Chris Cuomo loses severance pay and book deal after being fired by CNN

Chris Cuomo has lost his book deal and severance pay after he was fired by CNN for his involvement with his brother Andrew Cuomo’s sexual misconduct scandal. According to the Daily Beast, the publishing company HarperCollins has just announced that they will no longer be publishing Cuomo’s upcoming book Deep Denial, which was slated to release in the fall of 2022. A spokesperson simply said, “We do not intend to publish the book.” CNN released a statement on Saturday morning announcing Cuomo’s termination, citing his involvement in Andrew Cuomo’s defense against his sexual misconduct charges. “Chris Cuomo was suspended earlier this week pending further evaluation of new information that came to light about his involvement with his brother’s defense.” “We retained a respected ...
Chris Cuomo Announces he’s Stepping away from SiriusXM Radio Show in wake of CNN firing
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Chris Cuomo Announces he’s Stepping away from SiriusXM Radio Show in wake of CNN firing

Chris Cuomo has announced that he is ending his SiriusXM radio show two days after being fired by CNN as a prime-time host over claims he committed sexual misconduct against a woman. Cuomo made the announcement in a tweet on Monday night, December 6. “The way my time ended at CNN was hard,” Cuomo wrote. “While I have thick skin, I also have a family, for whom the past week has been extraordinarily difficult. So, right now, I have to take a step back and focus on what comes next.” “That means I will no longer be doing my SiriusXM radio show.” “I am extremely grateful for the support I have received from SiriusXM throughout my time there. I also want to express my sincere appreciation for my loyal listeners,” Cuomo said. I will miss our conversations a great deal - but I l...
Strike: We’ll take action within 48 hours – ASUU
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Strike: We’ll take action within 48 hours – ASUU

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said that it will take action if the Federal Government’s fails to meet its demand in the next 48 hours. Lecturers in the country had threatened to embark on another strike following the non-implementation of the Memorandum of Action the federal government signed with the union, upon which last year’s strike action was suspended. After the union’s National Executive Council meeting at the University of Abuja on November 13 and 14, ASUU President, Professor Emmanuel Osodeke, lamented that despite meeting with the Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige on October 14, 2021, on issues including funding for revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowances, University Transparency Accountability Solution, pro...
NFL stars Antonio Brown, Mike Edwards and John Franklin III suspended for lying about their COVID-19 vaccination status
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NFL stars Antonio Brown, Mike Edwards and John Franklin III suspended for lying about their COVID-19 vaccination status

The NFL has suspended Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown alongside safety Mike Edwards and former Bucs defensive back John Franklin III after an investigation into allegations that the three "misrepresented their vaccine status under the NFL-NFLPA COVID-19 Protocols." "Tampa Bay's Antonio Brown and Mike Edwards have each been suspended without pay for the next three games," the NFL's announcement says. "Free agent John Franklin III, if signed by a club, is also ineligible to play in the next three games. All three players have accepted the discipline and waived their right of appeal. The suspensions are effective immediately." Last month, Antonio Brown was accused by a former live-in chef of obtaining a fake vaccination card in an apparent attempt to duck the NFL's vaccine p...
‘I’t’s Embarrassing but I Understand it” – Chris Cuomo breaks his Silence after being Suspended by CNN Indefinitely
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‘I’t’s Embarrassing but I Understand it” – Chris Cuomo breaks his Silence after being Suspended by CNN Indefinitely

Embattled CNN primetime host, Chris Cuomo has broken his silence after he was suspended indefinitely by the media company for providing support to his brother and former New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo amid sexual assault allegations. Chris had admitted on air that he helped his brother as he battled the allegations, made by 12 women. Andrew, 63, resigned as governor of New York in August. According to Chris, he is 'embarrassed' after being suspended by the network. Speaking publicly about his suspension for the first time on his SiriusXM radio show  'Let's Get After It, on Wednesday December 1, Cuomo said that he understands why people believe he violated journalism ethics. 'Quick note about the obvious,' Cuomo told his listeners at the top of the program. 'I've been s...
CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely for role in his brother’s defense
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CNN suspends Chris Cuomo indefinitely for role in his brother’s defense

CNN has suspended anchor Chris Cuomo indefinitely after new documents revealed the extent to which he aided his brother, former New York Governor, Andrew Cuomo, amid allegations of sexual harassment. The cable network said it was not previously privy to documents released by New York Attorney General Letitia James including text messages between Chris Cuomo and Melissa DeRosa, a top aide to his brother where he gave advise on how his brother could tackle the allegations and also tried digging up dirt on his brother's accusers to discredit them. "When Chris admitted to us that he had offered advice to his brother's staff, he broke our rules and we acknowledged that publicly," a CNN spokesperson said on Tuesday night, November 30.  "But we also appreciated the unique position he w...
Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID
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Rwanda becomes first Sub-Saharan African country to ban flights to southern Africa over Omicron COVID

Rwanda has become the first country in Sub-Saharan Africa to impose a ban on inbound and outbound flights to southern African countries in the wake of the new Covid-19 variant, Omicron. The new variant was first reported in South Africa last week, with cases subsequently detected in several countries, and many governments have moved swiftly to reimpose flight restrictions. In a press statement, the country's prime minister, Dr. Édouard Ngirente, said that after an extraordinary Cabinet meeting, it was resolved that "direct flights between Rwanda and southern Africa are temporarily suspended". The countries affected by the ban are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Monday th...
FG lifts ban on Emirates airline
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FG lifts ban on Emirates airline

The Federal government says it has lifted restrictions on Emirates Airlines. The airline was suspended in Nigeria by the Federal government ten months ago following disagreements over the COVID-19 travel requirements on Nigerian passengers. Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who announced the lifting of the ban, said the airline had removed some of its traveling conditions for Nigeria. “Today, we received communications from Emirates removing some of the conditions for travelling for which we had concerns,” he said. Having done that, it is necessary to lift the ban on Emirates. This subsequent lifting of the ban is a product of lengthy negotiations between us and them.”he said
LeBron James suspended without pay for roles in bloody NBA game after giving shocking elbow to Isaiah Stewart
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LeBron James suspended without pay for roles in bloody NBA game after giving shocking elbow to Isaiah Stewart

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James has been suspended one game without pay ($284.004) and Detroit Pistons centre, Isaiah Stewart, suspended two games without pay ($45,201) following a bloody fracas on Sunday, the league announced in a statement. This is the first suspension of LeBron's NBA career, and Sunday night's ejection was also just the second of his career. James will miss the upcoming matchup against the New York Knicks, which will ironically mean that he will be on the floor when the Lakers face off against the Pistons again at Staples Center on Sunday, Nov. 28. The altercation that led to James' suspension occurred in the third quarter when Stewart and James were fighting for positioning to grab a rebound. Stewart was pushing into James, who clearly swung his arm...
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema found guilty in sex tape blackmail case
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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema found guilty in sex tape blackmail case

France and Real Madrid forward, Karim Benzema has been handed a one-year suspended jail sentence and €75,000 fine after being found guilty in a sex tape blackmail case. Benzema was found guilty of being involved in an attempt in 2015 to blackmail France teammate Mathieu Valbuena, with a sex tape. The allegations against Benzema, which date to 2015, led to him being cast out of the French squad for five years before being brought back into the fold in May in time to play in Euro 2020. The 33-year-old's lawyers have confirmed he will appeal against the verdict. The court decision is unlikely to affect Benzema's immediate sporting future. The forward is regarded as one of the favorites to win the Ballon d'Or award later this month following an impressive season with Madrid. ...
Monday, November 22, 2021, is not a Work-free Day- Anambra State govt tells residents
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Monday, November 22, 2021, is not a Work-free Day- Anambra State govt tells residents

The Anambra State Government has reminded individuals and organizations in the state that Monday, November 22, 2021, is not a work-free day in the state. A statement released by the state commissioner of Information and Public Enlightenment, Don Adinuba, stated that the reminder has become imperative in view of the tendency of some people to observe in the last few months every Monday as a work-free day, in compliance with the directive by some non-state actors in an effort to press the Federal Government to free the leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, who is standing trial for some charges in Abuja brought by the federal administration. ''The IPOB leadership has suspended the directive requiring people to stay at home every Monday which it said would ...
You’ll hear from us – Gunmen threaten Obi Cubana for associating with Abba Kyari
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You’ll hear from us – Gunmen threaten Obi Cubana for associating with Abba Kyari

Nightlife King, Obi Cubana has been threatened by gunmen for associating with suspended police officer, Abba Kyari. The gunmen who also gave the Southeast Governors 21 days ultimatum to ensure the release of Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, told Obi Cubana that he will be hearing from them over Kyari attending his mother's burial in Anambra state months ago. The gunmen who identified themselves as The Angry Vipers, said; “To the kings and chiefs in our land, you have decided to reduce yourselves to less than used sanitary pads. You are now being toiled about by uncircumcised Fulanis due to your idiocy and bribery. We, the Angry Vipers, are giving you 21 days to leave our land unless Mazi Nnamdi Kanu is released. “For Obi Cubana...
Man ‘cuts off both his legs under train’ to claim £2.4 million insurance payout
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Man ‘cuts off both his legs under train’ to claim £2.4 million insurance payout

A man has been handed a suspended jail sentence and a heavy fine, after he deliberately chopped off his own legs to claim a £2.4 million insurance payout.   The defendant named only as Sandor Cs. due to strict local privacy laws, was found guilty of purposely lying down in front of a train so he could pocket the cash in 2014.   The shocking incident meant both his legs were amputated from the knee down and he has been using prosthetic limbs and remained wheelchair-bound ever since. The 54-year-old resident of the Hungarian village of Nyircsaszari is claimed to have climbed onto the tracks so a train would run over both of his legs.   Cs. claimed that he took out the policies after receiving financial advice telling him returns are better on insurance polici...
INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result
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INEC suspends declaration of Anambra Governorship election result

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has suspended the collation of results for the Anambra State governorship election and also suspended the declaration of the result of the election. INEC’s Chief Returning Officer for the election, Professor Florence Obi, announced this early on Monday, November 8, at the commission’s head office in Awka. People had waited until about 12:15am on Nov. 8 for the declaration of a winner but things took a turn as Professor Obi made the announcement. Professor Florence Obi, who is also the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, said: "We have collated results from 20 out of 21 local government areas." Rather than declaring the winner of the election after announcing the total votes scored by the par...
Met Police constable charged with rape after sex attack in the City of London
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Met Police constable charged with rape after sex attack in the City of London

A serving Metropolitan Police officer has been charged with rape. PC Adam Zaman, 28, who is based on the East Area Command Unit, was charged by the City of London Police on Wednesday October 27. He has been remanded in custody after appearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court. The charge relates to an incident which is alleged to have occurred in the City of London on the evening of Sunday, October 24 when Pc Zaman was off duty, the Met said. The force's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and Pc Zaman has been suspended. Detective Chief Superintendent Paul Trevers, policing commander for the East Area Command Unit, said: 'I recognise that the public will be concerned to hear that a serving police officer has been charged with such a serious offence. ...
Prosecutors in Karim Benzema’s sex-tape blackmail trial call for the Real Madrid striker to be handed 10-month suspended sentence and €75,000 fine on Friday
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Prosecutors in Karim Benzema’s sex-tape blackmail trial call for the Real Madrid striker to be handed 10-month suspended sentence and €75,000 fine on Friday

Prosecutors in Karim Benzema's trial over an alleged attempt to blackmail former France team-mate Mathieu Valbuena with his sex tape have called for the Real Madrid player to be handed a 10-month suspended sentence and a €75,000 (£63,194) fine. A verdict is expected to be delivered on Friday, October 22. On day two of Benzema's trial on Thursday, he was described as 'cavalier' after failing to show up. The legal team acting on behalf of the Real Madrid striker told the court in Versailles on day one that professional obligations made it 'impossible' for him to attend. Benzema had played in the Champions League in Ukraine the night before the first day of the trial and is now training for Sunday's El Clasico clash with Barcelona in LaLiga - one of the biggest games in worl...
England ordered to play behind closed doors following Euro 2020 final incidents at Wembley
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England ordered to play behind closed doors following Euro 2020 final incidents at Wembley

The Three Lions have been punished by UEFA for fan behaviour this summer England have been ordered to play without fans for their next two home matches, the second of which is suspended for a probationary period of two years. The punishment stems from this past summer's Euro 2020 final, which saw ticketless England fans clash with police and stewards as they forced their way into the stadium. With the decision by UEFA, there will be no fans at England's opening game of their 2022-23 Nations League campaign, while the FA has also been fined €100,000 (£85k/$116k) as part of the punishment  
Emmanuel Kojo, first black actor in Beauty And The Beast show in UK removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language
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Emmanuel Kojo, first black actor in Beauty And The Beast show in UK removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language

Emmanuel Kojo, the first black actor in Beauty And The Beast in UK  has reportedly been removed from cast over allegations of inappropriate language. The 29-year-old had been playing the lead role of the Beast in the musical until last Saturday when he was suspended. According to Daily Mail, he was removed from the touring production at Liverpool's Empire Theatre following allegations of inappropriate language and suspended while a full investigation is carried out.  Alyn Hawke has taken over the role. Last night, Disney said: 'We are aware of a complaint, which we take very seriously, and a thorough investigation is underway. 'The employee in question has been suspended until the matter is resolved.' His casting in Beauty And Th...
Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting
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Netflix trans employee who criticized Dave Chapelle suspended for crashing executive meeting

Netflix has suspended a trans employee who criticized Dave Chappelle’s comedy special The Closer. In the stand-up set, which was released on October 5th, Chappelle doubles down on his jokes about LGBTQ groups. After the special was released, Netflix software engineer Terra Field who identifies as queer and trans wrote that Chapelle “attacks the trans community, and the very validity of transness”. Field tweeted; After the tweet went viral, Field and two other employees were suspended for attending the “QBR”, Netflix’s quarterly business review, a two-day affair that convenes the top 500 employees at the company. Netflix did not suspend Field over recent tweets decrying what she called anti-trans jokes in the Chappelle special, individuals familiar with Netflix said, but...
Suspended Enugu traditional ruler, wife hospitalized after release from police
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Suspended Enugu traditional ruler, wife hospitalized after release from police

The suspended traditional ruler of Ihekwuenu-Aku Autonomous community in Igbo Etiti LGA of Enugu State, Igwe Christopher Okwor has been admitted at the Emergency Care Unit (ICU) of an undisclosed hospital. Also admitted at the hospital is the wife of the traditional ruler, Mrs Martina Okwor. One of the Igwe’s daughters, Miss Kenechukwu Okwor, told journalists in Enugu on Monday, that this was coming barely 24 hours after her parents were released from the Force CID in Abuja, who invaded their Nsukka residence on Oct. 7. Kenechukwu alleged that her father’s health had deteriorated because the police operatives denied him access to his medication and family doctor. She said that preliminary investigation by medical personnel showed that the Igwe complained of chest pain and had c...
Update: Enugu monarch hospitalized, wife shows bruises he sustained after their house was allegedly invaded by police officers
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Update: Enugu monarch hospitalized, wife shows bruises he sustained after their house was allegedly invaded by police officers

Suspended traditional ruler of Ihekwuene-Aku autonomous community in Enugu state, HRH Igwe Christopher Okwor whose house was allegedly invaded by police officers days ago, has reportedly been hospitalized. Also admitted at the hospital is the traditional ruler's wife, Lolo Martina Okwor who had on Friday October 8, cried out over the inhumane treatment allegedly meted on them by the operatives that broke into their home on Thursday night, before they were whisked away to police anti-kidnapping unit in Enugu. Recall that Martina told NTA that her husband was denied medical attention by the police operatives even when it was obvious he sustained serious injuries from the alleged beating and torture they were subjected to. She had also told journalists that her husband's head was hit on...
Blessing Okagbare charged by the IAAF for failing 2 drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations
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Blessing Okagbare charged by the IAAF for failing 2 drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations

Nigeria's most successful female athlete, Blessing Okagbare has been charged by the integrity unit of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) for failing two drug tests and refusing to cooperate with investigations into her alleged doping. Okagbare's dilemma with the IAAF started when she was suspended from the games by the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) after a Growth Hormone was found in her system during an out-of-competition test in June 2021, just before the semifinals of the women's 100m at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in August 2021. On Thursday, October 7, the AIU announced that in addition to testing positive for a Growth Hormone, another prohibited substance, recombinant erythropoietin (EPO) was found after another test in July. The two failed dru...
Enugu govt suspends Amechi Awkunanaw traditional ruler
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Enugu govt suspends Amechi Awkunanaw traditional ruler

The Enugu State government has withdrawn the Certificate of Recognition of Igwe Anthony Ogbodo Okorie as the Traditional Ruler of Amechi Awkunanaw Autonomous Community in Enugu South Local Government Area of the state, over the unfortunate breakdown of law and order in the community. In a statement by the Commissioner for Chieftaincy Matters, Dr. Charles O. C. Egumgbe, the state government condemned the persistent crisis pervading Amechi Awkunanaw Community, and expressed dismay that “attempts at bringing peace to the community have been stone-walled”. Dr. Egumgbe told suspended Igwe Okorie that law and order have indisputably broken down in his community leading to injuries to persons and property, stressing that “the situation if not checked may exacerbate the present security chal...
Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match
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Brazilian Footballer Arrested after kicking referee in head during a match

A footballer has been arrested for kicking a referee on the head and appearing to render him unconscious during a match in Brazil. William Ribeiro, who plays for state-league club Sao Paulo RS, committed the attack while playing against Guarani on Monday, October 4. His team had just fallen a goal behind in the game when he violently kicked official Rodrigo Crivellaro, who was quickly rushed to hospital after being knocked out unconscious. It remains unclear why Ribeiro lost his cool on the night, with both sets of players forced to restrain him as he kicked a helpless Crivellaro. An ambulance quickly drove onto the field and took the referee to hospital in Venancio Aires, near Porto Alegre in southern Brazil. Reports emerged later that evening confirming he was ...
Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash
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Brentford vs Chelsea: Tuchel gives update on Thiago Silva ahead of EPL clash

Chelsea boss, Thomas Tuchel, has confirmed that Thiago Silva will not be able to play against Brentford on October 16 upon his return from international duty with Brazil national team. Chelsea will tackle Brentford in an away Premier League clash after the international break, but Silva won’t feature in that derby clash after heading to South America for Brazil’s World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela, Colombia and Uruguay. The last game of that triple-header, Brazil’s home clash with Uruguay in Manaus, is not scheduled to kick-off until 01:30 am BST on Friday. Providing an update on Silva, Tuchel was quoted by Chelsea’s official website as saying: “He will go and then he will play for Brazil and then he will come back on the matchday versus Brentford. “This is the life of in...
US agency Investigates Okagbare Anti-doping Case
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US agency Investigates Okagbare Anti-doping Case

 A major United States law enforcement agency is pursuing the anti-doping case involving provisionally suspended Nigerian sprinter Blessing Okagbare, Saturday PUNCH reports. The investigations according to RJRGLEANER Group fall under the controversial Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act, passed by the United State Government in December 2020. This development comes just over a month after Okagbare was barred from contesting the 100m semi-finals at the Tokyo Olympics having been provisionally suspended by the Athletics Integrity Unit on July 31. She was suspended for using the banned drug Human Growth Hormone. Under the World Anti-Doping Agency rules, the use of HGH, an anabolic steroid, carries a maximum four-year ban for first time offenders. It grants extraterritorial juris...
Britney Spears shares nude photos from Vacation after Conservatorship win
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Britney Spears shares nude photos from Vacation after Conservatorship win

American singer, Britney Spears is seemingly celebrating her conservatorship win with nude photos from her vacation with fiancé Sam Asghari. The couple had skipped town before Wednesday’s court ruling that suspended the singer’s estranged father, Jamie Spears, from her conservatorship. Britney shared several photos of her posing in front of a bathtub wearing nothing, except for strategically placed flower emojis. This include images of her on a secluded beach, rocking bright red bikini bottoms and covering her breasts with her hands. She wrote; “Playing in the Pacific never hurt anybody !!!!” 27-year-old Asghari also shared photos from their getaway, treating fans to video clips of a boat ride through crystal blue waters along with a plane ride. “Time to celebrate @bri...
Jamie Spears suspended as conservator in a huge victory for Britney Spears
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Jamie Spears suspended as conservator in a huge victory for Britney Spears

Britney Spears' won a huge victory Wednesday, Sept 29, as her dad was officially removed as conservator of her $60 million estate after 13 years. During the latest court hearing in the long-running dispute, the judge in Los Angeles said it was in Spears' "best interests" to remove her father from the legal agreement, adding that the "current situation is untenable" and "reflects a toxic environment". A hearing on whether to terminate the conservatorship entirely has also been set for later in the year. In the meantime, a new conservator of Britney's estate has been appointed on a temporary basis. His name is John Zabel, a CPA handpicked by Rosengart. The decision is a huge victory for the star, who spoke out against her father during dramatic court hearings in June and July...
FG Suspends Passports of over 2,000 travelers for violating COVID protocol
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FG Suspends Passports of over 2,000 travelers for violating COVID protocol

The Federal government says it has suspended the passports of more than 2,000 in-bound travellers for violating the COVID protocol. Mukhtar Mohammed, national incident manager of the presidential steering committee (PSC), disclosed this at a media briefing in Abuja on Monday, September 27. “Our efforts, in terms of restrictions, have shown that compliance with these measures is actually very low. However, our efforts on compliance at point of entry has been shown to be quite appreciable. Since the anticipation of the third wave, we have strengthened our surveillance system in the airports, seaports, as well as land borders. We have identified certain countries that are very high risk, and provided some level of restriction for passengers arriving from these countries. We have i...
Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike
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Ogun court workers reach agreement with state government, suspends strike

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN), Ogun State Chapter, says it has suspended its over one month strike. Ogun JUSUN Chairman, Tajudeen Edun, confirmed this to DAILY POST on Thursday. Edun said the strike was suspended following an agreement reached with the state government. He said the government has agreed to restore the deductions from their basic salaries, asking workers to resume fully on Monday. “Yes, we have suspended the strike. There is an agreement between us and the government. We have mandated our members of staff to resume fully on Monday. “We agreed on some areas that there are issues between us. We were asking that reductions from our basic salary be restored, and they have restored it,” Edun said. Court workers in Ogun State had embarked on the s...
CAF reduces Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo’s ban to six months
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CAF reduces Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo’s ban to six months

Enyimba captain, Austin Oladapo, has seen his one-year ban cut down into half by the Appeals Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Oladapo was handed the punishment for testing positive to prednisolone after a test was conducted in May. The initial ban meant the midfielder would stay away from all football-related activities until July 2022. But following an appeal, he has now been cleared to return on January 5. Oladapo had insisted that any trace of the substances found in his sample, would have been from Covid-19 medications he was taking at the time. Arising from its hearing, a statement from the CAF Appeals Committee reads, “The Board has decided to reduce the sanction of player Oladapo Augustine from one year to six (6) months. There...
Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin
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Cristiano Ronaldo Scammed £250k by Travel agent after Trusting her with Credit Card Pin

A travel agent has been accused of cheating Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo out of nearly £250,000. The 53-year-old, named in Portugal as Maria Silva, also scammed the football star’s super-agent Jorge Mendes out of more than £14,000 and former Man Utd winger Nani out of more than £1,500. Her wrongdoing culminated in her getting a four-year suspended prison sentence at a court in Porto, Portuguese daily Jornal de Noticias reported on Sunday. The newspaper revealed dad-of-four Cristiano, 36, was spared having to attend her trial after she made a full confession. The four-times Ballon D’or winner gave a statement to police after flying to Porto by private jet and meeting up with his lawyer Carlos Osorio de Castro. Jornal de Noticias exposed  the scandal about g...
Petroleum marketers suspend strike in Enugu, resume operations
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Petroleum marketers suspend strike in Enugu, resume operations

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has suspended its strike and directed its members at the Enugu depot to resume the supply of petroleum products. “As a result of the intervention of higher authorities in the unwarranted and unprovoked invasion of our secretariat at Enugu depot, the National Executive Committee (NEC) of IPMAN has called off the strike action. “Normal services and operations will immediately resume in the affected states of Enugu, Ebonyi and Anambra to allow for fruitful discussions, the National President of IPMAN, Sanusi Fari, said in a statement issued on Saturday. The national leadership of IPMAN had on Thursday directed the withdrawal of services at the Enugu loading depot of the NNPC with effect from Friday. The NEC attribu...
Nice vs Marseille: Abandoned Ligue 1 game Rescheduled for October 27
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Nice vs Marseille: Abandoned Ligue 1 game Rescheduled for October 27

The match between Nice and Marseille which was abandoned last month due to crowd trouble will be replayed on October 27, France's Ligue 1 said on Monday. It is set to be played at a neutral location and Ligue 1 said the venue will be determined at a later date. Nice were handed a two-point penalty, one of which is suspended, following fan violence during the game which was abandoned with 15 minutes left after home fans threw projectiles and invaded the pitch. French Professional League (LFP) had ordered the club to play their next home game behind closed doors, pending the results of the probe. The point deduction meant Nice had dropped to fifth place - one point behind Marseille in the standings, with six points from three games, but both teams won this weeke...
Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies
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Actress Bimbo Oshin’s husband, Dudu Heritage slumps, dies

Nigerian socialite and music promoter, Ola Ibironke popularly known as Dudu Heritage, is dead. The captain of the prestigious Ibadan Golf Club, who is married to veteran actress, Bimbo Oshin, reportedly died on Sunday night, September 12. It was gathered that he slumped at the golf club around 8:30pm while out with his friends.  Efforts to resuscitate him proved abortive. He was rushed to the hospital where he was later confirmed dead. Ibadan Golf Club confirmed his death in a statement on Monday, September 12. "We are shocked by the sudden demise of our Captain, Mr. OLA IBIRONKE. The Course is hereby closed and all club activities are suspended until further notice while the Flag will be hoisted at half mast .Our prayers are with his family and members of this great Cl...
South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn
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South-East students may miss WAEC exam because of IPOB’s sit-at-home order – Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders warn

The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders has warned that students taking WAEC in the South-East may miss their exams because of the sit-at-home order. The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) ordered the people in the region to sit at home every Monday to protest the detention of its leader, Nnamdi Kanu. The sit-at-home order was later suspended but only in words. People in the South East report that they cannot step out of their homes on Monday as those who dared, allegedly met dire consequences. There have been reports of vehicles and properties allegedly getting destroyed because the owners did not obey the order, even after its suspension. The Coalition of South-East Youth Leaders, (COSEYL) said the actions by IPOB are detrimental to the well-being of innocent civilians. ...
Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match
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Argentina players board plane after threat of arrest in Brazil leads to suspended match

The two South American giants played just five minutes before the game ended under bizarre circumstances Brazil and Argentina's World Cup qualifier was thrown into chaos on Sunday when health authorities attempted to detain several members of the visiting team, causing the game to be suspended. Emiliano Martinez, Cristian Romero and Giovani Lo Celso were cleared to play the World Cup qualifier despite being accused of falsifying travel information upon their entry to Brazil, with mandatory quarantine and deportation advised by the Brazilian government for the trio and reserve Emiliano Buendia. The match had barely passed five minutes when scores of officers stormed the pitch, to the incredulity of both teams. But five hours after leaving the stadium under the threat of detainmen...
Ivory Coast TV host, Yves de M’Bella sentenced to prison for “promoting rape” during live broadcas
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Ivory Coast TV host, Yves de M’Bella sentenced to prison for “promoting rape” during live broadcas

Top Ivory Coast television presenter, Yves de M'Bella, has received a 12-month suspended sentence for promoting rape during a live broadcast. During the controversial live show on Monday, August 30 , M'Bella had invited a man described as an ex-rapist to demonstrate on a mannequin how he had assaulted women. The segment of the programme, broadcast at primetime on a private TV channel, NCI was supposed to be about condemning sexual assault But M'Bella appeared to laugh and joke as he helped Traoré lay the mannequin on the floor. Afterwards the guest was invited to give women advice on how to avoid being raped. An online petition demanding that M'Bella be punished had got nearly 50,000 signatures by Wednesday evening, September 1. Following the widespread criticism of the li...
Britney Spears accuses her father of trying to extort her
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Britney Spears accuses her father of trying to extort her

Britney Spears says her father is trying to extort her by asking for a payoff before he quits his role as her conservator. In new legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Britney pointed out that her father has already admitted it's in her best interests for him to step down as her conservator, but she adds that he is trying to hold her up for more money from her as a condition to leave. Britney's legal team claims Jamie is asking for around $2 million before he will step down as her conservator. Some of the money will go to pay his lawyers and her former business manager Tri Star. In the documents, Britney's lawyer, Matt Rosengart, warned: "The status quo is no longer tolerable, and Britney Spears will not be extorted." Britney says Jamie should just resign now instead of drawing o...
Everyone involved was wrong – Serie A President on Victor Osimhen’s red card
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Everyone involved was wrong – Serie A President on Victor Osimhen’s red card

President of the Italian Serie A, Gabriele Gravina, has reacted to the red card issued to Nigeria’s Victor Osimhen during Napoli’s 2-0 win over Venexia last weekend. The President said that everyone involved in the incident: Osimhen, Venezia midfielder Daan Heymans and referee Gianluca Aureliano were all wrong. Italian referee, Aureliano had on match day one flashed Osimhen a straight red card midway through the first half of the clash at the newly-promoted side. Some pundits suggested that Osimhen should have been awarded a penalty as Heymans tugged his shirt during a corner kick tussle. Referee reported Osimhen case as a violent conduct and the Nigeria international was slammed with a two-match suspension. But Gravina is convinced that all the three parties involved were...
Court Restores Secondus as PDP National Chairman
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Court Restores Secondus as PDP National Chairman

Uche Secondus was on Thursday Augusy 26, restored as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) by a Kebbi state high court. The judgement was obtained after three applicants, Yahaya Usman, Abubakar Muhammad, and Bashar Suleman filed an ex parte application dated August 25, 2021 at the Kebbi State High Court for an order for stay of execution of the suspension order issued by the Rivers State High Court on Monday August 23. The presiding judge, Nusirat Umar ordered that the execution of a previous order barring Secondus from parading himself as national chairman be suspended, pending when the suit is heard and concluded. Umar gave an order of interim injunction “staying the purported suspension of the first respondent pending the de...
Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy Charged with rape
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Manchester City star, Benjamin Mendy Charged with rape

Manchester City, footballer Benjamin Mendy was today charged with four counts of rape and one of sexual assault against three people. The 27-year-old  left-back has immediately been suspended by the club pending an investigation. Mendy, who also plays for the French national team, has been remanded in police custody and is due to appear at Chester Magistrates' Court tomorrow. The five charges against the star relate to three people aged over 16 and are alleged to have taken place between October last year and this month. Mendy, who was born in Longjumeau in the Paris suburbs, has played for Manchester City since 2017 when he joined from Monaco for a reported £52million. A Cheshire Constabulary spokesman said: 'The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Cheshire Constab...
Over 430,000 Nigerians Complete Voters card registration in 1 month
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Over 430,000 Nigerians Complete Voters card registration in 1 month

A total of 430,363 Nigerians have completed their registration for permanent voter card (PVC) after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) launched its online portal on June 28, 2021 for Nigerians to commence the registration process ahead of the 2023 general elections. The online registeration started ahead of a full physical registration exercise which commenced on July 26. The agency announced in a statement  on Monday, August 23, 2021 that over 2.2 million have already pre-registered online since June. 174,775 (7.9%) of the online applicants have completed in-person registration ongoing at State and LGA offices while the remaining 255,588 fully registered new voters applied directly at the physical offline locations. The agency added that Anambra State has the...
Police Service Commission sets up fresh panel to probe Abba Kyari
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Police Service Commission sets up fresh panel to probe Abba Kyari

A new in-house panel has been set up by the Police Service Commission to study the documents presented by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which indicted suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari in an international fraudulent scheme reportedly carried out by Instagram celebrity, Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi and his gang. Though Kyari was earlier probed by a Police investigative panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, and headed by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police, a new panel set up by the Police Service Commission to probe him is being headed by Barr. Tijani Mohammed, Director, Department of Police Discipline in the commission. The panel was inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secreta...

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