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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...
JSS 1 student flogged and suspended for indecent hairstyle files N15m lawsuit against Ekiti state government
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JSS 1 student flogged and suspended for indecent hairstyle files N15m lawsuit against Ekiti state government

A JSS 1 student who claims to have been picked out during her school's assembly on May 22 and given 20 lashes over an "indecent hairstyle" on the order of the principal who also suspended her, has filed a lawsuit against Ekiti state government. Gift Agenoisa said to be a student of Immaculate Secondary School, Ado-Ekiti, claimed her suspension infringed on her rights. The student who approached an Ado-Ekiti  High Court through her mother Odunayo Agenoisa, is seeking N15 million in damages for breach of her “fundamental rights” and an immediate reinstatement to school with unfettered access to all services. The school principal, Oluwasanmi F.M, the education commissioner Olabimpe Aderiye, Ekiti State Teaching Service Commission and Ekiti state govern...
British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation
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British sprinter Chijindu Ujah provisionally suspended for doping violation

British sprinter CJ Ujah, who won an Olympic silver medal in the 4x100m relay in Tokyo, has been provisionally suspended for an alleged anti-doping breach, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) announced. If the case is proven, then 27-year-old Ujah and the British team will be stripped of the silver they won behind Italy in Japan. The AIU said a test showed the "presence/use of a prohibited substance (Ostarine and S-23)." A statement from the Athletics Integrity Unit read: "In accordance with the IOC Anti-Doping Rules and the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) has commenced disciplinary proceedings to determine any consequences beyond the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games to be imposed upon four (4) track and field athletes who are asserted to have comm...
Suspension of former deputy Speaker of Kaduna assembly lifted after a year
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Suspension of former deputy Speaker of Kaduna assembly lifted after a year

Suspension of former Deputy Speaker of Kaduna house of assemby and member representing Basawa constituency, Honourable Muktar Isa-Hazo has been lifted after a year. Isa-Hazo, another former Deputy Speaker Nuhu Goroh- Shadalafiya of Kagarko Constituency as well as two other members, Yusuf Dahiru of Makera constituency and Salisu Isa representing Magajin Gari constituency were suspended from all legislative activities of the House on August 11, 2020 on grounds of anti-legislative activities including causing disaffection among members and denigrating the office of the Deputy Speaker. The former Deputy Speaker was recalled after Ahmad Muhammad, a member representing the Zaria Kewaye constituency moved a motion during plenary on Wednesday August 11. Hon. Muhammad who noted that th...
Hushpuppi: 31 Northern Lawyers Volunteer to Defend Abba Kyari against FBI
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Hushpuppi: 31 Northern Lawyers Volunteer to Defend Abba Kyari against FBI

A group of thirty-one lawyers from Northern Nigeria have volunteered to render free legal services to suspended super cop, Abba Kyari, who has been indicted in the Hushpuppi fraud case. A report by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI in the US alleged that Abba Kyari collected about N8 million from Hushpuppi to help effect the arrest and detention of his rival, Chibuzo Kelly Vincent, following a disagreement from a fraud deal they embarked upon. In a statement released on Wednesday, August 11, the spokesperson of the lawyers, Sunusi Bappah Salisu, said all the volunteer lawyers were drawn across all the 19 northern states and religions. Salisu said the lawyers volunteered to render free legal services for the preservation of Kyari’s fundamental rights that might be potenti...
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation
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Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene suspended from Twitter over COVID-19 misinformation

Georgia Republican Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene is once again suspended from Twitter after she said the COVID-19 vaccines were “failing.” The company told the New York Times it was Greene’s fourth strike and she could be permanently banned if she violated Twitter’s coronavirus misinformation policy again. Her current suspension will last a week. The suspension was caused by her tweeting, “The FDA should not approve the covid vaccines” along with other tweets raising concerns about coronavirus spread among vaccinated people and that vaccines “do not reduce the spread of the virus & neither do masks” and “failing.” Before she was suspended, Twitter flagged the tweet with a disclaimer and limited engagement on it because it contained misinformation. Greene received her thir...
Adamawa APC Chairman Caught on tape Wishing Buhari Dead
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Adamawa APC Chairman Caught on tape Wishing Buhari Dead

The Adamawa State Chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) has suspended the Yola South Local Government Caretaker Chairman of the party, Alhaji Suleiman Adamu, for allegedly attacking President Muhammadu Buhari on social media. A press release issued by the Publicity Secretary of the party in the state, Mohammed Abdullahi, states that the APC was disturbed by the audio. In the audio, Adamu allegedly wished that Buhari was killed by coronavirus. Adamu allegedly spoke at a reconciliation meeting chaired by former Adamawa state governor, Jibrilla Bindow. The APC statement, signed by the state Caretaker Publicity Secretary, Hon Mohammed Abdullahi, said the party had noted the audio clip, following which it called an emergency state working committee (SWC) meeting where the cli...
IPOB Suspends August 9 sit-at-home Order
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IPOB Suspends August 9 sit-at-home Order

The Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) says it has suspended the sit-at-home-order across the SouthEast that was earlier scheduled for Monday, August 9. According to The Sun, a statement released by the younger brother of IPOB leader, Kanunta Kanu, said the suspension was due to the ongoing National Examination Council (NECO) Exam for junior secondary schools which recently began. The statement added that having realized the academic deprivation the already marginalized ''Biafra'' students who entered for this year’s NECO would suffer, the leader of the group decided to suspend the sit-at-home order to a later date to allow the students take their exams.   “IPOB has listened to pleas from well-meaning individuals and groups within and outside Biafra land that we consider...
NFF Reverses LMC Decision, Docks Jigawa three points
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NFF Reverses LMC Decision, Docks Jigawa three points

THE Disciplinary Committee of the Nigeria Football Federation has docked Jigawa Golden Stars three points and three goals for fielding an ineligible player in the Nigeria Professional Football League match-day 34 fixture against Rivers United at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna on July 21. The disciplinary committee’s decision reverses the earlier one by the League Management Company on July 28, which cleared Jigawa of any wrongdoing stating that the club did not intentionally feature the suspended player. Rivers United in their appeal to the NFF protested against the fielding Richard Christopher by Jigawa Golden Stars on the grounds of ineligibility, having accumulated five yellow cards during the season. The committee, in its findings said, “It was established that the p...
Court Will Decide If Suspended Police Chief, Abba Kyari Will Be Extradited To US – Attorney-General, Malami
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Court Will Decide If Suspended Police Chief, Abba Kyari Will Be Extradited To US – Attorney-General, Malami

Abubakar Malami (SAN), the Attorney General of the Federation, has said the decision to extradite the disgraced and suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr Abba Kyari to the United States will be decided by the court. He noted that due process would be followed to extradite Kyari following a request by a US court. Malami revealed this on Thursday during an interview with Voice Of American (VOA), noting that though there is a bilateral agreement between Nigeria and the US, there are guidelines to be followed. He said, “Yes, we have bilateral agreement between Nigeria and USA on extraditing anyone who commits any offence in any of the countries, be it Nigeria or United States but there are guidelines and the guidelines are when the country writes a letter to the foreign affairs ...
Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, denies visiting Suspended Cop, Abba Kyari
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Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, denies visiting Suspended Cop, Abba Kyari

The Bono State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima, have denied reports of visiting suspended police officer, Abba Kyari. A video of Zulum and Shettima with Kyari surfaced online on Wednesday, August 4, with claims that both men paid a solidarity visit to the embattled police officer who has been indicted in the Hushpuppi fraud case. A statement released by the spokesperson of Governor Zulum, Isa Gusau, says the governor and his predecessor do not know the residence of embattled DCP Abba Kyari, let alone visiting him. Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised to issue the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman. Isa Gusau, said the ...
Abba Kyari appears before police panel investigating his indictment in Hushpuppi fraud scandal
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Abba Kyari appears before police panel investigating his indictment in Hushpuppi fraud scandal

The suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, on Tuesday, August 3 appeared before the special panel investigating his alleged link with Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi. Recall that the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, alleged that Hushpuppi gave the suspended super cop N8 million as a bribe to facilitate the arrest and detention of his rival, Chibuzor Kelly Vincent, after they fell out over a $1 million fraud deal. The Police Service Commission PSC over the weekend suspended Kyari for his indictment in the fraud scandal. On Monday, August 2, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, replaced Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu. A Special Investigation panel headed by the deputy inspector-general of police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department,...
Edo College abuse video: State Govt suspends principal and housemaster; to prosecute abusers with Child Right Laws
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Edo College abuse video: State Govt suspends principal and housemaster; to prosecute abusers with Child Right Laws

The Edo State Government has suspended the principal and a housemaster of the Edo College, Benin City, over an abuse video which went viral on Monday. In the distubing video, some senior students of the college were seen mercilessly brutalizing and humuliating their classmates, with one of them stripped naked. Secretary to Edo State Government, Osarodion Ogie, in a statement on Tuesday, August 3, said the abusers will be prosecuted with Child Rights Law. "The Edo State Government has watched with disdain the disturbing viral social media video of abuse by students of Edo College, Benin City, the Edo State capital," the statement read. The State Ministry of Education on enquiry discovered that the incident took place at the college premises and involved Senior Secondary Scho...
Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road
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Youths in Rivers State suspend 7 days protest over failed portion of East-west road

Youths of Eleme local government area of Rivers State protesting the bad section of the East-West road on Sunday suspended their protests The protest which lasted seven days had economic activities in the area grounded by the aggrieved youths. The youths were demanding a federal government’s action on the failed portion of the road. The suspension of the protest followed the arrival of the contractors at the site to commence repair works. Addressing journalists at the protest ground, the Eleme local government chairman, Obarilomate Ollor who announced the suspension of the protest, warned that the youths will not hesitate to resume the protest if the federal government fails to live up to expectations. “We had warned that this is supposed to be a warning protest, which has l...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Suspended
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s Blessing Okagbare Suspended

Nigerian sprint queen, Blessing Okagbare Ighoteguonor has been “provisionally” suspended for doping at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics in Japan. The Athletics Integrity Unit, AIU, made this known in a press statement on Saturday. AIU said that Okagbare tested positive for a banned substance – human growth hormone. The anti-doping body said the 32-year-old tested positive for the prohibited substance in an out-of-competition test on July 19 – four days before the Olympics started. The results of that test were only received by the track and field’s anti-doping body late Friday after Okagbare, who won her heat in 11.05seconds, qualified for the semifinals of women’s 100m race at the Tokyo Olympics. Okagbare will no longer compete at the Tokyo Olympics following the suspension...
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CAF bans Enyimba Captain Austin Oladapo for one year over alleged Doping Violation

Enyimba Captain, Austin Oladapo has been handed a one-year ban from football by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) over an alleged doping violation. According to CAF, Oladapo returned positive for Prednisolone/Prednisone when his urine sample was tested after the Confederations Cup tie against Pyramids FC of Egypt on May 16, 2021. The football governing body said the ban commenced on July 4, 2021, the date of notification of the provisional suspension. CAF wrote on its website: “The result of the player Oladapo Augustine urine test in Bottle “A” which was collected in match N °153 between Pyramids FC (Egypt) Vs Enyimba FC (Nigeria), played on May 16, 2021 in the frame of Total CAF Confederation Cup 2020/2021 was considered positive due to the presence of a prohibited su...
Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado
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Kano court prevents lawmakers from investigating Anti-Corruption boss, Rimin-Gado

A Kano State High Court, on Friday, July 23, restrained the House of Assembly from investigating the suspended Executive Secretary of the State’s Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCAC), Malam Muhuyi Rimin-Gado. The PCAC’s Executive Secretary, Rimin-Gado, on July 22, filed a motion exparte which urged the court to restrain Kano State House of Assembly (KSHA) from investigating the activities of his commission, Daily Trust reports. Rimin-Gado, through his counsel, Mr MK Umar, had prayed the court to restrain respondents from taking any further step pending hearing and determination of the Motion on Notice. At the resumed hearing on Friday, July 23, Justice Sanusi Ado-Ma’aji granted Rimin-Gado’s prayers and restrained the respondents from investigating the activi...
Everton Midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson Who was Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sex Offences ‘Moves into Safe house’
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Everton Midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson Who was Arrested on Suspicion of Child Sex Offences ‘Moves into Safe house’

Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson, who was arrested over alleged sex offences has been moved into a 'safe house', it has been claimed. The Icelandic international, who has not been named by British media due to their media laws, was detained by Greater Manchester Police on Friday and is said to strenuously deny the allegations. The football club - which confirmed it had suspended the player - is understood to have arranged the temporary accommodation and is providing 24/7 support, according to reports. Officers are said to have searched his UK home and seized potential evidence earlier this month. A source told the Daily Mail: "I’m told from a reliable source that he is in a safe house that Everton got him and he is being supported 24/7." A leading supermarket chain i...
Update: Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences
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Update: Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences

Everton midfielder, Gylfi Sigurðsson has been revealed as the married footballer being investigated for alleged child sex offences. It was first reported on Monday night, July 20 that an Everton footballer was arrested on suspicion of committing child sex offences and released on bail pending further investigation. The player had his home raided by police and was arrested on Friday. Everton released an official statement on Monday evening confirming they had suspended a footballer and will assist the police with any enquiries. The statement on the club's official site read: "Everton can confirm it has suspended a player pending a police investigation. "The Club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at t...
Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation
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Everton Suspend first-team player over police investigation

  English Premier League club, Everton have suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. Everton made the announcement in a statement on their official website on Tuesday morning. The Toffees, however, did not reveal the player or any details concerning the police case. “Everton can confirm it has suspended a first-team player pending a police investigation. “The club will continue to support the authorities with their inquiries and will not be making any further statement at this time,” the statement read. Everton began their pre-season training earlier this month. The Merseyside club will depart for the United States to face Colombian side Millonarios and either Inter Milan or Arsenal in the Florida Cup later this week. Everton will tackl...
Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation
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Everton suspend first-team player amid police investigation

The Premier League club have confirmed that a member of their squad is the subject of inquiries from authorities Everton have suspended a member of their first-team squad pending a police investigation. No details have been revealed regarding the player in question or the charges involved. The Premier League club are, however, assisting the authorities with their inquiries.
Kano Emirate Suspends village head accused of selling land to Fulani migrants
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Kano Emirate Suspends village head accused of selling land to Fulani migrants

The village head of Butu-Butu in Rimingado local government area, Abdullahi Sa’adu has been suspended by Karaye Emirate in Kano State for allegedly selling a piece of land to Fulani migrants. Spokesperson of the emirate, Haruna Gunduwawa in a statement released on Friday July 16, said the Fulani migrants built a mosque on the land without following due process. Gunduwawa said this has caused conflict with the host community. Recounting how the district head of Rimingado, Auwalu Tukur (Magajin Rafin Karaye) had earlier sent a petition to the Emir of Karaye, Ibrahim Abubakar II, alleging wrongdoing by the village head, the emirate's spokesperson said Mr Sa’adu’s was suspended to pave way for a proper investigation by a committee set up to look into the allegations against him. Hab...
PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill
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PDP Members Stage Walkout as House of Reps Members Pass Electoral Act bill

The controversial Electoral Act(Amendment) Bill has been passed today July 16 by the House of Representatives just as members of the PDP caucus in the House staged a walkout from the chamber during the debate. The House had suspended plenary and consideration of the bill following disagreement among members on the mode of transmitting election results on Thursday, July 15. It invited the Nigeria Communication Commission(NCC) to educate members on the implications and possibility of electronic transmission of results. Shortly after officials of the NCC left the chamber, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila announced the resumption of consideration of the report after digesting the comments of the NCC officials beginning from Clause 52. Clause 52 allows the Independent National Electoral Com...
APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists
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APC Suspends 11 Lai Mohammed’s Loyalists

Eleven members of All Progressives Congress (APC) loyal to Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed have been suspended following the decision of the caretaker committee The 11 members had dragged the party and the state chairman Abdullahi Abubakar to court. The approval of the suspension was contained in a letter by the National Secretary, Caretaker/Extra-ordinary National Convention Planning Committee, Senator James Akpanudoedehe, to Abubakar. The letter read in part: “the Caretaker/Extraordinary National Convention Planning Committee ratifies the decision of the Kwara State Caretaker Committee and upholds suspension of the following Party members: “Joseph Tsado, Bamidele Ogunbayo, Issa Fulani, Imam Abdulkadir, Morufu Olaniyi Yusuf, Saludeen Lukman, Kerebu Fatai, Bola Ajani, Nur...
Military releases 1,009 ex-Boko Haram fighters to Borno government
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Military releases 1,009 ex-Boko Haram fighters to Borno government

The Nigerian military on Wednesday, July 14, reportedly released 1,009 ex-Boko Haram insurgents , who had been in military custody at Giwa Barracks in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital. The former Former terrorist were handed over to the Borno State Government in a secret ceremony that was initially billed to take place at an earlier date but was suspended indefinitely by the military authorities at the wake of the appointment of the new COAS, Punch reports. Sources in the army told the publication that the ex-terrorists were handed over to the Commissioner for Women Affairs and Social Development, Hajiya Zuwaira Gambo, who represented the state government at the event. The officer said, according to Punch, "The army handed 1,009 Boko Haram insurgents to the state governmen...
Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities
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Katsina And Daura Emirates Suspend Sallah Festivities

According to a report by The PUNCH, the Katsina and Daura Emirates councils in Katsina State have suspended public activities for the forthcoming Eid-el-Kabir, citing security reasons. Activities affected are public display by horse riders (Durbar) at the palace of the Emir of Katsina, Dr. Abdulmumin Usman; and that of the Emir of Daura, Faruk Umar. The two emirate councils, however, implored residents in the two councils to use the Sallah period in offering prayers for peace in the state and in the country. In May, the Emir of Daura had suspended activities marking the end of the Ramadan fast in the emirate council, also for security reasons. The royal father rather directed district heads to join the people in their domains to pray for peace in Nigeria. Concerning the late...
Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha
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Update: APC Denies Suspending Rochas Okorocha

The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has denied reports it has suspended former Imo state governor cum Senator, Rochas Okorocha. On Tuesday, July 13, a letter dated July 12, 2021, and signed in the name of Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, national chairman and secretary of the APC caretaker committee, respectively, made the rounds on social media. The letter announced the ''suspension'' of Okorocha from the party over “anti-party activities”. “This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to Okorocha reads. The suspension follows after the recomme...
APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’
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APC Suspends Rochas Okorocha over alleged ‘Gross anti-party activities’

The national working committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress, APC, has suspended the immediate past Governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Constituency at the Senate, Rochas Okorocha over alleged gross anti-party activities. The suspension letter dated July 12 and signed by the Acting National Chairman, Mai Mala Buni and John Akpanudoedehe, Secretary of the Party, stated that one of the alleged anti-party activities include 'flagrant abuse on the person and Office of the President" "This is to communicate to you, the National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Party ratification of your suspension by the Imo State Chapter of our great party for anti-party activities,” the letter addressed to the Senator partly reads. "The s...
Copa America: Jesus banned, Neymar angry
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Copa America: Jesus banned, Neymar angry

  Brazil striker, Neymar, has lambasted the South American football body, CONMEBOL, after it confirmed his team-mate Gabriel Jesus, will be suspended for the Copa America final. This is due to a red card Jesus received during their 1-0 quarter-final win over Chile. CONMEBOL announced on Tuesday it suspended Jesus for two matches. The Manchester City striker did not play in Brazil’s 1-0 semi-final victory against Peru on Monday, with Everton taking his place in the team. “It is very sad to be on the hands of people who make this kind of decisions,” Neymar said of the incident on Instagram. CONMEBOL also fined Jesus $5,000 and Brazil cannot appeal the decision. Jesus said on Instagram he did not agree with the decision. “Two-match ban and no appeal? Congratul...
Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency
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Kano Assembly suspends chairman of state’s anti-graft agency

Chairman of Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado has been suspended by the state house of assembly. Magaji was suspended for rejecting an accountant sent to the commission by the state’s Accountant General. This came after the lawmakers considered a petition from the Office of the Accountant General of the State in the Ministry of Finance, alleging that he refused to accept a Chief Accountant posted to the Commission.
TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, apologizes for actor Jide Kosoko’s threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry (video)
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TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, apologizes for actor Jide Kosoko’s threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry (video)

TAMPAN president, Mr Latin, has tendered an apology for actor Jide Kosoko's threat to frustrate Iyabo Ojo and Nkechi Blessing Sunday out of the movie industry. Recall that last weekend, the leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, held a press conference where it addressed the activities of both actresses, accusing them of using social media to fight some of their colleagues. While addressing the press, Mr Kosoko vowed that the association will work against Nkechi. ''Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this industry.'' he said Many Nigerians found his statement distasteful. Following the backlash, Mr Latin who is the president of the associ...
LASU Student Jailed for 21 years for Raping Fellow Students
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LASU Student Jailed for 21 years for Raping Fellow Students

A student of Lagos State University (LASU), Afeez Ogunbowale has been jailed for 21 years for being involved in armed robbery and rape of two fellow LASU students. Ogunbowale who has been suspended by LASU over the case, reportedly committed the offence alongside others who are at large, on April 18, 2018, at Okokomaiko area of Lagos. Testifying in court on November 4, 2019, the two rape victims revealed that they lost their virginities to the attack. The victims who disclosed they were robbed of their phones, power bank, earpiece, gold chain and N1, 200 by five men but raped by two members of the gang, Ogunbowale and another who is at large, said they were able to identify the convict who is in same faculty with them through Facebook. Though it was alleged that the suspect co...
UAE allegedly suspend direct employment visa for Nigerians over rising crimes
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UAE allegedly suspend direct employment visa for Nigerians over rising crimes

The United Arab Emirates government has allegedly suspended Direct Employment Visa for Nigerians, as a result of the increasing rate of crimes involving Nigerians in the Middle-East country. SaharaReporters reports that the UAE police are currently in search of more Nigerian nationals and conducting raids and arrests to get them jailed. A source said “We all are shouting that our country is bad, and that our government is not rising to our needs, which is true, but our reputation abroad is also fast declining due to our character. “Two weeks ago, some Nigerians killed one another for selfish reasons at Sharjah, and another one just happened here in Abu Dhabi, when some guys went to an Arab man’s house, killed him, his wife and took away a huge amount of money from them. “T...
Nkechi Blessing Flaunts Her New Range Rover Amidst Suspension From Nollywood Industry
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Nkechi Blessing Flaunts Her New Range Rover Amidst Suspension From Nollywood Industry

Nollywood actress, Nkechi Blessing Sunday seems unbothered after being suspended from Nollywood industry as she took to her social media page to flaunt a new Range Rover. Recall that the leadership of TAMPAN had issued a directive barring its directors from hiring her services in the Nollywood industry because of her unruly behavior on social media. Taking to her Instagram page, Nkechi flaunts her new ride as she said that all she wants is just congratulations and nothing else. In her words; “CONGRATULATIONS that is the only Valid CONVERSATION anything else is a DISTRACTION With my Sonshine @king_elijah_success #unstoppable #ogoagbaye” Check out reactions: tontolet: Congratulations my baby am so proud. See me crying 😢😢Thank you God. iyaboojofespris: Congratulations...
Nkechi Blessing Reacts To Veteran Actor, Jide Kosoko’s Statement That TAMPAN Will Work Against Her
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Nkechi Blessing Reacts To Veteran Actor, Jide Kosoko’s Statement That TAMPAN Will Work Against Her

Nigerian actress, Nkechi Sunday Blessing has reacted after Jide Kosoko stated that the leadership of the Theater Arts and Motion Pictures Practitioners Association of Nigeria, TAMPAN, will frustrate her out of the industry and also barred directors from working with her. On Sunday, June 27, the leadership of TAMPAN held a press briefing where they directed movie producers and directors to stop working with Nkechi Blessing Sunday and Iyabo Ojo. The actresses were accused of engaging in social media fights with their other colleagues over the Baba Ijesha alleged rape incident. Kosoko while addressing the press said the association will work against Nkechi. ''Nkechi Blessing has been suspended. She is not our member. I make bold to tell you this, we will work against her in this ...

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