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Former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, dies at 83
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Former Senate President, Joseph Wayas, dies at 83

Second republic Senate President in Nigeria, Senator Joseph Wayas, has died in a London Hospital. He was 80 years old. Wayas was the Senate President between 1979 and 1983. Born in Basang, Obudu, Cross River State on 21 May 1941, Wayas attended the Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha. He went to the United Kingdom where he studied at the Higher Tottenham Technical College, London, the West Bronwich College of Commerce, Science and Technology, Birmingham and Aston University, Birmingham. He returned to Nigeria after his studies and worked as a manager or controller from 1960-1969 for several companies in Nigeria and the United Kingdom. Until his death, he was a member of the Society of International Affairs at the Lincoln University, United States. Late Wayas joined the...
Japan and the US would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan – Former Japan PM, Shinzo Abe
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Japan and the US would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan – Former Japan PM, Shinzo Abe

Japan and the United States would not stand by if China attacked Taiwan, and the Chinese government needs to understand this, former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said. Tensions between China and Taiwan have risen as Chinese president, Xi Jinping seeks to assert his country's sovereignty claims against the democratically ruled island. Taiwan's government says it wants peace, but will defend itself if needed and the US has been supplying Taiwan with weapons for the last four decades. Speaking virtually to a forum organised by Taiwanese think tank the Institute for National Policy Research, Abe on Wednesday, December 1, said the Senkaku islands - which China calls the Diaoyu Islands are a mere 100 km (62 miles) or so away from Taiwan and will be a threat to Japan if captu...
US finally excludes Nigeria from ‘Religious Violators’ list
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US finally excludes Nigeria from ‘Religious Violators’ list

The United States has excluded Nigeria from its list of religious violators. In a statement by the US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Wednesday, November 17, the US blacklisted Russia, China, and eight other countries as countries that limit freedom of people to practise their religion. The communique listed the nations as “Countries of Particular Concern for having engaged in or tolerated ‘systematic, ongoing, and egregious violations of religious freedom.” Blinken’s statement which was titled, ‘Religious Freedom Designations’, also disclosed that Algeria, Comoros, Cuba, and Nicaragua have all been placed on a Special Watch List for governments that have engaged in or tolerated “severe violations of religious freedom.” The US Secretary of State, in his statement, said, “...
Mexico star Rodriguez reveals death threats made to wife after World Cup qualifying defeat to USMNT
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Mexico star Rodriguez reveals death threats made to wife after World Cup qualifying defeat to USMNT

The experienced full-back has responded to those that made contact with his family following a disappointing reversal against arch-rivals Mexico star Luis ‘Chaka’ Rodriguez has revealed that members of his family were subjected to sick threats online following a World Cup qualifying defeat to the United States. El Tri suffered a 2-0 reversal at the hands of their arch-rivals to see a serious dent put in their bid to reach Qatar 2022. Emotions ran high on the back of that outing in Cincinnati, with some disgruntled supporters taking aim at families of those that failed to deliver on the field.    
USMNT coach Berhalter questions lack of Mexico respect ahead of World Cup qualifier
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USMNT coach Berhalter questions lack of Mexico respect ahead of World Cup qualifier

The CONCACAF rivals will clash on Friday night following two exciting summer duels United States men's national team head coach Gregg Berhalter has questioned the level of respect from Mexico as the sides approach their World Cup qualifying clash on Friday night. Berhalter said he's heard that El Tri believes the USMNT still wants to be like them despite wins in the Nations League and Gold Cup finals over the summer. He hopes his players can earn more admiration from their peers with a standout performance in their upcoming game.
Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt
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Anambra guber election outcome reflects the will of the people – US govt

The United States government has reacted to the just-concluded Anambra governorship election, saying it is a reflection of the will of the people.   Charles Chukwuma Soludo of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), won in 19 of the 21 LGAs in the state, and on Wednesday, November 10, was declared winner of the election The US mission, in a statement on Thursday, November 11, said it looks forward to more improvements in Nigeria’s electoral process. “The United States government congratulates the citizens of Anambra State for the peaceful conduct of the gubernatorial election on November 6, the outcome of which reflects the will of the people,” the statement reads.   “We note the tremendous challenges faced by INEC and security force personnel on the ground ...
Davido goes on date with a Mystery Lady
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Davido goes on date with a Mystery Lady

Nigerian singer Davido who is currently in the United States, went on a date with a mystery woman. While Davido shared videos from their date on Instagram, the mystery woman shared hers on Snapchat.   It is also alleged that the singer has been buying the woman gifts. The mystery woman is also said to be friends with Davido's cousin, Nikkos.
Wife, Brothers Of Late Owner Of Collapsed Ikoyi Building, Osibona Fight Over Bank Details, Exotic Cars, Other Assets
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Wife, Brothers Of Late Owner Of Collapsed Ikoyi Building, Osibona Fight Over Bank Details, Exotic Cars, Other Assets

An exclusive report by SaharaReporters has shown that the relations of Femi Osibona, owner of the 21-storey building that collapsed in the Ikoyi area of Lagos State, are currently in a messy fight over the personal property of the deceased. Sources close to the family told SaharaReporters that the wife, who had just flown in from the United States, tried gaining access to her husband's apartment along Mosley Road, Ikoyi but she was denied access by some of Osibona’s brothers. SaharaReporters learnt that Mrs Osibona who had four children for the late Femi is presently in a fight-to-finish with the brothers who are laying claim to the deceased’s array of exotic cars, bank account details and other assets. The family allegedly denied the wife access to the deceased’s apartment becaus...
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7-year-old Girl Raises N1.7M To Get Lunch For Less-privileged Classmates

7-year-old Emauni Jeanise Manley has been applauded for raising over $4,300 (N1.7 million) in cash to buy lunch for her mates. She carried out the act as a second-grader in Charles County, Maryland in the United States of America. The young girl told NBC that she noticed some of her classmates were having only cheese sandwiches in their lunch. Jeanise teamed up with her mom, Rosalynd Manley after discovering that some her classmates were not able to afford lunch. She consulted with her mother, who is also a teacher in her school and they were able to raise funds on Facebook towards helping deprived kids in her school who couldn’t afford to pay for their lunch. Their initiative received support from hundreds of people who donated money towards their project. Exceeding expe...
Tuface and Annie Idibia spotted at a party in Abuja last nigh
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Tuface and Annie Idibia spotted at a party in Abuja last nigh

Singer Tuface and his wife, Annie Idibia were spotted at a party in Abuja last night. Recall that the singer’s first baby mama, Pero Adeniyi arrived same Abuja from the United States days ago, before being declared by her friends as they hung out in the capital city. Pero has also opened up for the first time after her friends' comment and Annie's post where she called out her husband for sleeping under same roof with her (Pero) while visiting the kids they share. Watch the video below....................................
The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan
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The Taliban says U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian assistance to Afghanistan

The U.S. has agreed to provide humanitarian aid to a desperately poor Afghanistan on the brink of an economic disaster, while refusing to give political recognition to the country's new Taliban rulers, the Taliban said in a statement. The statement came at the end of the first direct talks between the former foes since the chaotic withdrawal of U.S. troops at the end of August. The U.S. statement was less definitive, saying only that the two sides "discussed the United States' provision of robust humanitarian assistance, directly to the Afghan people." The Taliban said the talks held in Doha, Qatar, "went well," with Washington freeing up humanitarian aid to Afghanistan after agreeing not to link such assistance to formal recognition of the Taliban. The United States made it cl...
USMNT hopeful Joe Scally scores first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Monchengladbach
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USMNT hopeful Joe Scally scores first Bundesliga goal for Borussia Monchengladbach

The 18-year-old wrapped up victory on the road against Wolfsburg with an assured finish in injury time Borussia Monchengladbach's United States youth international Joe Scally opened his Bundesliga account on Saturday with a late strike to put his side clear against Wolfsburg. Scally, 18, has made a brilliant start to the 2021-22 season, his second in Germany. He now looks to have established himself as a fixture in the Gladbach line-up, and big things are expected of the teenage full-back.  
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...
Fashion mogul, Peter Nygard will be extradited to US over charges of sex trafficking and racketeering
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Fashion mogul, Peter Nygard will be extradited to US over charges of sex trafficking and racketeering

  Fashion mogul, Peter Nygard on Friday agreed to be extradited from Canada to the United States where he faces nine charges of raping dozens of women and girls, racketeering and sex trafficking. The 80-year-old Finnish-Canadian millionaire, who has been held in prison since his arrest in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, last December, made a brief court appearance via video link. Scott Farlinger, a lawyer representing the Canadian government in the case, explained that Nygard, who'd been denied bail on the grounds he might tamper with witnesses or his accusers, had opted not to fight the extradition. Manitoba Court of Queen's Bench Chief Justice Glenn Joyal said Nygard can't be extradited for at least 30 days. However, the disgraced fashion design...
US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations
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US Women’s Soccer League Postpones Matches after Abuse Allegations

The top professional women’s soccer league in the United States, under fire for its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct against a head coach, announced on Friday that it was postponing its weekend matches. “This week, and much of this season, has been incredibly traumatic for our players and staff, and I take full responsibility for the role I have played,” National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) commissioner Lisa Baird said. “I am so sorry for the pain so many are feeling,” Baird said in a statement. “Recognizing that trauma, we have decided not to take the field this weekend to give everyone some space to reflect.” The postponement came after the North Carolina Courage fired head coach Paul Riley on Thursday for what the team called “very serious allegations of mi...
North Carolina Courage sack head coach Riley amid sexual harassment allegations
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North Carolina Courage sack head coach Riley amid sexual harassment allegations

The National Women's Soccer League outfit have replaced the English manager with his assistant Sean Nahas until the end of the season   The North Carolina Courage have fired head coach Paul Riley amid allegations of sexual harassment. Riley inherited the managerial reigns at WakeMed Soccer Park back in 2017, having previously built up 11 years of experience coaching women's soccer in the United States. However, a number of the 58-year-old's former players have now come forward to accuse him of sexual coercion, and the NC Courage have responded by terminating his contract with immediate effect.
Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara
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Two Nigerians impersonating US Soldiers Jailed for Love scam in Kwara

Justice Mohamed Sani of the Federal High Court sitting in Ilorin, Kwara State, has sentenced two men, Sunday Akinrodolu and Tobi George, who were posing as military officers in the United States of America, to various jail terms for offences bordering on love scam and Internet fraud. Akinrodolu and George were jailed alongside one Victor Oluwajobi after being arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. A statement released by the spokesperson of the antigraft agency, Wilson Uwujaren, said the convicts were among the 34 suspected Internet fraudsters arrested in different locations in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State, on March 8, 2021. While Akinrodolu and George were posing to be US military officers to lure unsuspecting victims into online relationships, Oluwajobi was charg...
Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday
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Buhari to leave Nigeria for US on Sunday

President Muhammadu Buhari will leave Abuja for New York, United States, on Sunday, to take part in the 76th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA76). This was contained in a statement issued by Buhari’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina. Adesina noted that the session opened on Tuesday, September 14. The statement said that the theme for this year’s UNGA is, “Building Resilience Through Hope – To Recover from COVID-19, Rebuild Sustainably, Respond to the Needs of the Planet, Respect the Rights of People and Revitalize the United Nations.” Buhari will address the Assembly during the General Debates on Friday, September 24. He is expected to speak on the theme of the conference and other global issues. It said, “In the course of the Assemb...
US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul
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US military chiefs apologize after finding out drone strike meant to kill ISIS-K terrorists killed 10 civilians including children in Kabul

The United States military has come out to apologize after finding out that it's drone strike on a vehicle in August  killed 10 civilians including children who were not associated with ISIS-K terrorists. In the final week of the US' chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan, ISIS K launched suicide bomb attacks in Kabul killing 11 US soldiers and over 90 Afghans. The US two days later claimed it had retaliated against ISIS-K using a drone strike against a vehicle that was loading bombs heading to the Kabul airport. The US military claimed it had killed at least one ISIS terrorist. But on Wednesday, September 15, an investigation by the NewYork times found out that the drone strike didn't kill any terrorist but rather two men who worked for a California based humanitarian agency...
Music producer, Samklef shows off his first house in United States
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Music producer, Samklef shows off his first house in United States

Music producer, Samklef has excitedly showed off his first house in the United States. Sharing a video of his home tour on Instagram, Samklef said he has been working in silence and also stated that he is no longer fighting with those he had issues with. Watch the video below.................
Pulisic to miss three Chelsea games with ankle injury, Tuchel confirms
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Pulisic to miss three Chelsea games with ankle injury, Tuchel confirms

The United States international will be out for 10 days after sustaining an injury in a World Cup qualifying match against Honduras Christian Pulisic will miss Chelsea's next three matches because of an ankle injury, Thomas Tuchel says. The 22-year-old winger suffered the injury during United States' 4-1 win against Honduras in World Cup qualifying. Pulisic has already missed Chelsea's last two Premier League matches after contracting Covid-19 but is set to be out even longer, while N'Golo Kante is also unavailable.      
Caitlyn Jenner says she is pro-choice but supports Texas new abortion law
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Caitlyn Jenner says she is pro-choice but supports Texas new abortion law

Caitlyn Jenner has said that though she is all for "a woman's right to choose", she also supports Texas' new, restrictive abortion law and the state's right to adopt it. Texas passed a law that bans abortion after six weeks. Reproductive rights activists have slammed the law, saying it is an attempt to get around Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that mandates abortion rights in the United States. The law was signed by Texas Governor Greg Abbott and went into effect last Wednesday. It's one of the strictest abortion measures in the U.S., applying to cases of rape and incest and only making an exception for medical emergencies. The new law makes it illegal for an abortion to be conducted once a fetal heartbeat has been detected, and allows citizens to bring legal actions against d...
Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US
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Runtown’s ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech buys her first house in US

Runtown's ex-girlfriend, Adut Akech has shared her excitement of buying her first house in the United States. Akech who noted that she is quiet about personal things, stated that buying the house is a big achievement and proud moment for her not to share with the world. The 21-year-old model disclosed that she now owns 5 houses with her recent acquisition in Los Angeles, California. She further averred that she is proud of herself for staying focused and working hard to get to where she is. Akech wrote; I DID IT, I BOUGHT MY FIRST HOUSE in America!!!!! I’m usually quiet about personal things like this, I just be moving in silence but this one is TOO big of an achievement and proud moment for me to not share with the world. I cannot believe that at...
US-based Nigerians Fret As Raging Floods Submerge States, Kill Over 50
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US-based Nigerians Fret As Raging Floods Submerge States, Kill Over 50

Following the deadly hurricane Ida that swept through major cities in the United States, torrential flooding has devastated lives and property in the affected states. Reports noted that Ida, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the US Gulf Coast, disconnecting more than 600,00 people from running water, knocked out power to over 1.3 million homes in the northeast state of Louisiana, one of the worst-hit states. Some Nigerians caught in the web of the incident are trying to get over it days after. The remnants of Hurricane Ida moved away from the Southeastern states, and with deadly precision barrelled battered some other states such as New Jersey and New York with tornadoes, record rain and flooding, and power outages that left the areas deluged and under states of eme...
DSS prevented American lawyer from seeing Nnamdi Kanu in detention – Counsel alleges
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DSS prevented American lawyer from seeing Nnamdi Kanu in detention – Counsel alleges

The Department of State Services, DSS, has been accused of preventing Nnamdi Kanu from having access to his lawyers. Kanu’s lead counsel, Ifeanyi Ejiofor, said the DSS prevented him and IPOB’s Attorney in the United States, Bruce Fein, from having access to the detained IPOB leader on Thursday, September 2. In a statement he signed on Friday, September 3, Ejiofor described the  alleged action of the DSS as a violation of the order of an Abuja Federal High Court which allowed Kanu access to his lawyers twice a week. The statement reads: "Yesterday Court ordered visit to Our Client- Onyendu Mazi Nnamdi Kanu was aborted by the officials of the State Security Services on a reason we find extremely ridiculous. "Following the arrival of Mr. Bruce Fein, a foremost American...
Tottenham open talks for £40m McKennie
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Tottenham open talks for £40m McKennie

Juventus open to selling USMNT international Tottenham are in talks to sign Weston McKennie from Juventus, says The Independent. The Serie A side are open to selling the United States international and could be available for close to £40 million ($55m). Spurs director Fabio Paratici signed McKennie for Juve and hopes to reunite with him at the Premier League side.  
Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership
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Afghanistan: Joe Biden reveals agreement with Taliban leadership

President of the United States of America, Joe Biden, has revealed agreement with the Taliban before the withdrawal of US and allies’ troops from Afghanistan. The President also said that they are considering “every opportunity” to get “folks to the airport”. Addressing the press on Friday, the US President repeated that they’ve been in “constant contact with the Taliban leadership” – in Doha and Kabul. Biden said that the Taliban “are letting people through with American passports”. According to him, “We have an agreement that they will let us pass through the checkpoints – that the Taliban control – let Americans through.” Recall that the Taliban in Afghanistan finally took over Kabul after 20 years of armed struggle and will henceforth form 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...
Taliban: World must now accept that Islamists are here to stay – Fani-Kayode
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Taliban: World must now accept that Islamists are here to stay – Fani-Kayode

Femi Fani-Kayode, a former Minister of Aviation, has said that the world must now live with the fact that Islamists are here to stay. The former minister was reacting to the defeat of US troops by the Taliban in Afghanistan, who now rule the country. Recall Afghanistan was plunged into turmoil after Taliban took over the country, invaded the Kabul, the nation’s capital and occupied the Presidency. This happened after the United States of America pulled out its military after spending about two decades in the war ravaged country. “One of the things we will have to come to terms with no matter how difficult and unpleasant it may be is the fact that the overwhelming majority of people in Afghanistan want and support the Taliban. Had this not been the case they could not have won t...
North Korea issues warning to US and South Korea over ‘hostile acts’ as they begin war Games Training
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North Korea issues warning to US and South Korea over ‘hostile acts’ as they begin war Games Training

  North Korea has denounced South Korea over its joint military exercises with the United States, which are due to begin this week, warning that such actions risked provoking "a serious security crisis." The warning comes as the US and South Korea began their preliminary war training games on Tuesday, August 10, with official computer-simulated drills taking place between August 16 and 26, according to local media. It also comes after Pyongyang stopped responding to a hotline set up between the two Koreas, less than a month after communication was restored following an agreement with Seoul in late July. Usually the two countries will check in with each other over the hotlines twice a day to ensure smooth relations between the two nations, but South Korea's Unification ...
Yoruba Nation: Akintoye, others set for ‘One Million Man March’ at UN headquarters in New York
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Yoruba Nation: Akintoye, others set for ‘One Million Man March’ at UN headquarters in New York

Nigerian Indigenous Nationalities Alliance for Self-Determination (NINAS) has announced a “One Million Man March” to demand a referendum on self-determination and abolition of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria. The march will be held in front of the United Nations Headquarters in New York, United States of America at the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) starting from 14th to 21st September 2021. According to the group, the March will be led by Professor Banji Akintoye, respected Varsity Don, Prof. Yusuf Turaki, Secretary-General of NINAS, Barr. Tony Nnadi, and National Chairman of Ilana Omo Oodua, Professor Wale Adeniran, amongst others. NINAS is the umbrella body of leading regional Self-Determination Groups in the South and Middle Belt of Nigeria with Il...
Pulisic addicted to trophies after easing past final pain with Chelsea and USMNT
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Pulisic addicted to trophies after easing past final pain with Chelsea and USMNT

The United States international has tasted FA Cup final heartache with the Blues, but is also a Champions League and Nations League winner Chelsea star Christian Pulisic admits that winning becomes an "addictive feeling", with the United States international eager to land more silverware with club and country after putting previous final heartache behind him. Two FA Cup final appearances in as many years have delivered nothing but silver medals for the Blues, with Wembley proving to be an unhappy hunting ground. Pulisic can, however, look back fondly on the closing stages of 2020-21 as he helped his club to Champions League glory - becoming the first man from his country to grace that particular European showpiece in the process - before then inspiring the USMNT to a CONCACAF Nation...
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 ...
US men’s 4x100m relay Olympic Medal Drought continues
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US men’s 4x100m relay Olympic Medal Drought continues

The United States 4x100m relay squad suffered another Olympic disappointment on Thursday, failing to reach the final after finishing sixth in their heat. The US quartet of Trayvon Bromell, Fred Kerley, Ronnie Baker and Cravon Gillespie trailed in sixth in a time of 38.10sec, a performance US sprint great Carl Lewis branded a “total embarrassment.” A shaky baton handover between Kerley and Baker and a poor anchor leg from Gillespie condemned the Americans to elimination. Though the USA has suffered multiple disqualifications over the years, Thursday marked the first time an American 4x100m squad has failed to make the Olympic final from a completed heat. The US, who won the 4×100 gold at the world championships in Doha in 2019, have not taken the Olympic title since 2000...
Nigeria had all the ‘ingredients’ to win the 1994 World Cup – Oliseh
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Nigeria had all the ‘ingredients’ to win the 1994 World Cup – Oliseh

The former Borussia Dortmund star insisted Clemens Westerhof’s Super Eagles had everything to have ruled the world Sunday Oliseh has claimed Nigeria had the ‘ingredients’ to win the 1994 Fifa World Cup staged in the United States of America. Clemens Westerhof’s team – considered as the greatest assemble of Super Eagles – scaled Cote d’Ivoire and Algeria hurdles to qualify for the global football showpiece for the first time ever. 27 years later, the former Borussia Dortmund star still feels that specific Nigeria squad had the quality of becoming the first African side to win the World Cup.
McLaughlin Smashes World Record to Win Women’s 400m Hurdles gold
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McLaughlin Smashes World Record to Win Women’s 400m Hurdles gold

Sydney McLaughlin of the United States smashed her own world record as she stormed to victory in the Olympic women’s 400m hurdles final on Wednesday. McLaughlin powered home in 51.46sec, with world champion and 2016 Olympic gold medallist Dalilah Muhammad claiming silver in 51.58. Femke Bol of the Netherlands took bronze in 52.03. The 21-year-old McLaughlin’s blistering time bettered her world record set at the US trials in Oregon in June, when she ran 51.90sec. Muhammad, 31, also ducked inside the old world record, with Bol just outside the 52-second barrier. McLaughlin’s victory came after a superb tactical race which saw 2016 champion Muhammad make a flying start in the lane outside her compatriot and rival. Muhammad led coming off the final hurdle but McLa...
Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US
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Nigeria Receives 4m doses of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine from US

4.08m doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine which was recently approved by the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) for emergency use in Nigeria after examination, has been received by the federal government from the United States. Representatives from UNICEF and USAID officially presented the vaccine which arrived Nigeria on Sunday August 1 via two planes, at a ceremony in Abuja on Monday August 2. Faisal Shuaib, Director of the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA) who addressed the media afterwards, said the Presidential Steering Committee on COVID-19 purchased 60 ultra-cold chain equipment ahead of the delivery and have since allocated one to each of the 36 states. Shuaib revealed that the initial four million doses of Astr...
Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari
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Hushpuppi: Nnamdi Kanu’s disciple, Ekpa reacts as police suspend Abba Kyari

Simon Ekpa, a disciple of embattled Nnamdi Kanu, leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has reacted to the suspension of Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police, by the Nigeria Police Force, NPF. Ekpa said Kyari’s suspension has vindicated his earlier stance that Nigeria is a breeding ground for criminals. Kyari, who is the Head of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), was suspended over his link to internet and cyber crime fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi. The United States’ Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, had linked Kyari to Hushpuppi during their investigation. The FBI had alleged that Hushpuppi bribed Kyari to jail an errant gang member over a fraud deal worth millions of dollars. Following the revelation,...
What Messed Hushpuppi up Was that he didn’t listen and he’s stubborn – Mompha speaks on his former Friend, Huspuppi’s plight
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What Messed Hushpuppi up Was that he didn’t listen and he’s stubborn – Mompha speaks on his former Friend, Huspuppi’s plight

Mompha has reacted to the arrest and trial of Ramon "Hushpuppi" Abbas. Mompha, who used to be good friends with Hushpuppi,  said since Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai and extradited to the United States of America, Nigerians have been reaching out to threaten him that he's next. He added that with the FBI naming DCP Abba Kyari as a co-conspirator with Huspuppi,  Nigerians trooped to his page again to threaten that he's next. However, he said Nigerians do not know how the FBI works. He said that when the EFCC arrested him over allegations of fraud in 2019 and then re-arrested him in 2020, the FBI interviewed him and they had nothing against him. He went on to add that for Hushpuppi,  what "fu**ed him up" was that "he didn't listen and he's stubborn." Mompha add...
Hushpuppi to be Sentenced in October- US Court
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Hushpuppi to be Sentenced in October- US Court

The sentencing of self-confessed internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi, has been slated for October this year. This is according to the United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California. Hushpuppi was arrested in Dubai in July 2020 for a multi-millionaire dollar fraud perpetrated by him and members of his syndicate. This week he pleaded guilty to various offences bordering on internet scam, money laundering, among others. His plea bargain document which was released online this week was signed by Hushpuppi, his lawyer, Loius Shapiro; and Acting United States Attorney, Tracy Wilkison, among others.
Nigeria’s Coalition Of Lawyers Asks Embattled Police Officer, Abba Kyari To Step Down As Head of IGP Monitoring Unit
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Nigeria’s Coalition Of Lawyers Asks Embattled Police Officer, Abba Kyari To Step Down As Head of IGP Monitoring Unit

According to a report by SaharaReporters, the Coalition of Public Interests Lawyers and Advocates (COPA) has demanded the immediate removal of a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, as the head of the Inspector-General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force over his indictment in a United States’ fraud case. The group said the retention of Kyari in the office was no longer tenable considering the damning revelations made against him and his office by self-confessed internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, more commonly called Hushpuppi. The coalition disclosed this in a statement signed by the National Coordinator, Pelumi Olajengbesi, on Friday in Abuja. The statement urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to oversee the investigation into the...
Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s D’Tigress Lose again
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Tokyo Olympics: Nigeria’s D’Tigress Lose again

The hope of Nigeria’s senior women basketball team, D’Tigress, advancing in the ongoing Olympic Games in Tokyo is now slim. The women basketball team, on Friday morning July 30, lost to their French counterparts in their second Preliminary Round Group B fixture. D’Tigress lost 62-87 against France’s senior women's basketball team at the Saitama Super Arena. Recall that D’Tigress lost 81-72 in their first game against the United States on Tuesday. France also lost their first game, 74-70 against the host nation, Japan on Tuesday. D’Tigress will now face Japan in their last game on Monday, August 2.
NAF takes Delivery of Six Super Tucano aircraft
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NAF takes Delivery of Six Super Tucano aircraft

The Nigerian Air Force has taken delivery of the first batch of six A-29 Super Tucano aircraft from the United States. NAF spokesman, Air Commodore Edward Gabkwet  said the aircraft arrived in Kano State on Thursday afternoon. Minister of Defence, Major General Bashir Magashi (Rtd), Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Oladayo Amao were present to receive the aircraft.
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I feel stronger & fitter than before’ – USWNT star Alex Morgan

The Orlando Pride striker is determined to help her country win gold at the Tokyo Games, which are due to begin later this week United States women's national team star Alex Morgan is raring to compete at the Olympics after giving birth to her first child, claiming that she feels "stronger and fitter" than she did before falling pregnant. Morgan has been included in Vlatko Andonovski's 18-player roster for the Tokyo Games, which were originally postponed in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Orlando Pride striker benefitted from the delay as she welcomed her new daughter Charlie into the world a month later, and is now in peak condition ahead of the rearranged women's football tournament, which is due to kick off on July 21.
Davido and his Crew visit Obama DMW’s grave in Epe, Lagos state (video)
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Davido and his Crew visit Obama DMW’s grave in Epe, Lagos state (video)

Music star, Davido has visited Obama DMW's grave in Epe area of Lagos state with other members of his crew. Recall that the Obama who was a member of the singer's crew, died and was buried according to Islamic rites while the singer was in the United States. Davido who arrived the country few days ago, has now visited Obama's grave with other crew members where they observed a one minute silence in respect to the deceased. Watch the video below............
Nwora, Ogwumike, others slam ESPN’s Smith over D’Tigers rant
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Nwora, Ogwumike, others slam ESPN’s Smith over D’Tigers rant

D’Tigers stars Jordan Nwora, Precious Achiuwa, Stan Okoye, Josh Okoye and D’Tigress power forward Chinenye Ogwumike have slammed popular ESPN pundit Stephen A. Smith following his rant on ESPN’s “First Take” after Nigeria upset the United States 90-87 in an exhibition game on Sunday. Team USA, favourites to win gold in the men’s basketball event of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, suffered a shock loss to the Nigerians in Las Vegas, with the West Africans scoring 60 points from the three-point line, which led to scathing criticisms of the world and Olympic champions. In his reaction to the loss, Smith, an African-American, made remarks which the Nigerian stars termed derogatory, disrespectful and unprofessional. “There’s no excuse to lose to Nigeria,” Smith said on ESPN, before tweeting ...
Pulisic has received death threats over social media
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Pulisic has received death threats over social media

The Blues winger has been subjected to online abuse after seeing one of his recent Instagram videos become a viral hit for all the wrong reasons Christian Pulisic has received death threats over a social media video involving a goliath grouper fish, the United States and Chelsea star's father has revealed. Pulisic hit the headlines last week after seeing one of his Instagram uploads go viral while on holiday in Florida. The 22-year-old filmed a stunt on a boat above an endangered fish, and has subsequently been criticised by conservationists and animal rights groups.
Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend
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Sound Sultan: Super Eagles, Amokachi mourn late Nigerian music legend

The Nigerian rapper and songwriter was confirmed dead on Sunday after a hard-fought battle with throat cancer in the United States Nigeria's Super Eagles, former Everton forward Daniel Amokachi, and Leganes defender Kenneth Omeruo have joined the rest of the world in mourning the death of Nigerian music legend Olanrewaju Fasasi, who is known as Sound Sultan. Sound Sultan died at the age of 44 on Sunday after battling with Angioimmunoblastic T-Cell Lymphoma. Sound Sultan, who rose to prominence under Kennis Music in the early 2000s, was an avid supporter of the Nigerian national team and he even charged them to victory in major tournaments with a single titled 'No tension', featuring former goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro.
US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea
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US warns China it will defend Philippines if Filipino soldiers are attacked in South China Sea

The United States has reaffirmed its commitment to defend the Philippines' armed forces from attack in the South China Sea. According to the US Secretary of State, Anthony Blinken, the US will come to Phillipines aid if attacks were launched against it, as it has a 70-year-old mutual defense treaty with the country. Blinken made the comments on Sunday, July 11, in a statement marking the fifth anniversary of a ruling by an independent arbitration tribunal rejecting China's expansive territorial claims over the waterway, in support of the Philippines. The 2016 ruling by the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague dismissed China's claims to the South China Sea outright, while making clear that China was infringing on Philippine sovereignty through activities such as island-...
Singer, Tekno says he has relocated to the U.S; States Why
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Singer, Tekno says he has relocated to the U.S; States Why

Nigerian singer, Tekno has announced that he has moved out of the country and is now based in the United States. According to the 'Enjoy' crooner, he left Nigeria because the country's name was "changed" to UAR. He said he would only return when the name 'goes back' to Nigeria. The tag UAR is a joke that started after the House of Representatives received a proposal from a tax consultant to change Nigeria's name to UAR which suggests United African Republic or United Alkebulan Republic, on June 2. Watch the video below...

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