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Queen Elizabeth is ‘damaging her image for ‘privately funding Prince Andrew’s fight against US sex abuse lawsuit – Royal Expert
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Queen Elizabeth is ‘damaging her image for ‘privately funding Prince Andrew’s fight against US sex abuse lawsuit – Royal Expert

A royal expert has claimed the Queen is 'damaging her image for 'privately funding Prince Andrew's fight against US sex abuse lawsuit. The Duke of York, 61, is being sued in New York by Virginia Giuffre, now 38, who claims he sexually abused her on three separate occasions when she was 17 in London, New York and on billionaire paedophile Jeffrey Epstein's Caribbean island. Andrew, the Queen's second son has 'categorically' denied Ms Giuffre's allegations against him. The royal, who is now back at his 30-room mansion at Royal Lodge in Windsor, had spent three weeks at Balmoral with his mother and his ex-wife Sarah Ferguson, allegedly to avoid having papers notifying him about the bombshell sex case. Her Majesty, 95, also agreed to pay for the duke's legal defence last year sho...
Actress/Nurse, Regina Askia, acquires home in the US
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Actress/Nurse, Regina Askia, acquires home in the US

Actress Regina Askia, is now a property owner in the US. The mum of three shared the good news on her Instagram page some hours ago. She wrote; ''Big news Thursday! This has indeed been a “September to Remember”! Presenting CHATEAU REGINA!!!! A lovely manor for me by me !!!!!! We thank God for all things good. ( Let’s get busy making this manor, fit for a Queen)''
Vera Sidika Reveals Why she has Chosen to give Birth in Kenya and not in UC
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Vera Sidika Reveals Why she has Chosen to give Birth in Kenya and not in UC

Popular Kenyan socialite, Vera Sidika who is 8 months into her pregnancy, has revealed why decided to give birth in Kenya and not in US. The socialite in her Instastory posts, revealed that still has a valid US Visa but choose to stay in Kenya out of fear that she will be lonely once in the US. Sidika said she couldn’t handle the idea of being away from her family and friends during her pregnancy for 4-6 months. According to her, this was the right decision as she has enjoyed her pregnancy journey. She wrote;   “I almost travelled to give birth in USA. Since my 5 years Visa is valid. But this Covid pandemic isn’t fun. Then again, we couldn’t handle the idea of being Away from family and friends during my pregnancy for 4-6 months. While pregnant. You need all the lo...
US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport
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US, UK, Australia warn citizens and Afghans of ‘high terror threat’ at Kabul airport

The US, UK and Australia have warned their citizens and Afghans against going to the Kabul airport, citing a ‘high threat’ of a ‘terrorist’ attack. The warnings came late on Wednesday, August 25 and on Thursday, August 26 even as Western troops hurry to evacuate as many foreign nationals and Afghans as possible before a withdrawal deadline on August 31. “Those at the Abbey Gate, East Gate, or North Gate now should leave immediately,” the US State Department said in an alert, citing “security threats”. The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs said there is an “ongoing and very high threat of terrorist attack” and told people not to travel to the airport. The British foreign office announced: “If you can leave Afghanistan safely by other means, you should do so immediatel...
Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month
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Taliban warns US and UK against extending troops withdrawal deadline beyond this month

The Taliban have warned the US and UK that they will not allow the Afghanistan evacuation mission by Western forces to run beyond an August 31 deadline, threatening there will be consequences if the date is extended. Military Forces are due to leave the country on August 31 under a military withdrawal agreement and, in practice, evacuation efforts will need to cease before then to allow time for military personnel to safely leave There are attempts by the UK and US to airlift people out of the country but the new report has raised the prospect that thousands could be left behind in the war torn country. Several sources from the Taliban have told reporters no formal approach for an extension has been made but should it come, they will not permit Western forces to remain in Kabul be...
US intel expert Matthew Page blasts America after meeting Nigeria’s Lai Mohammed
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US intel expert Matthew Page blasts America after meeting Nigeria’s Lai Mohammed

Matthew Page, the immediate past US intelligence expert on Nigeria has condemned the meeting between American officials and Information Minister, Lai Mohammed. Page blew hot on Saturday after a U.S. Mission in Nigeria post on Twitter. A photo of senior cabinet members with the President Muhammadu Buhari appointee accompanied it. “We’re pleased that Minister of Information and Culture Lai Mohammed met with @ECA_AS Matthew Lussenhop & @ECAatState colleagues to discuss potential bilateral cultural heritage property collaboration and ongoing education and exchange programs”, the tweet reads. In his reaction, Page, an associate fellow at Chatham House, expressed disgust that the officials met Mohammed. He reminded America that the parley took place despite the Al...
If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba
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If you Don’t have a Job in the UK or US, you are either Proud or Lazy – Actor Williams Uchemba

Actor Williams Uchemba has stated that those without jobs in the UK or US are either proud or lazy. According to the actor, uneducated people who work as cleaners or factory workers earn as much as £1,400 pounds (N980k) after tax in the UK, and he also claimed some bankers in Nigeria don't earn that much. Admitting that other bills might take most of the money back, Uchemba however stated that such people should be grateful that they have food and a roof over their heads. He concluded by stating that a system that works will always provide employment for its citizens.
Actor Mike Adeyemi asks people to Pray for him as he visits the hospital
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Actor Mike Adeyemi asks people to Pray for him as he visits the hospital

Nollywood actor, Mike Adeyemi, who is based in the US, shared a message on his Instagram page this morning asking his followers to pray for him. His location showed he was at the MedicalmCity Hospital in Dallas, Texas. He did not disclose the nature of his ailment. He also shared the same message on his Instastories. Hopefully, he gets well soon.
USWNT files appeal in gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer
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USWNT files appeal in gender discrimination lawsuit against U.S. Soccer

The team is looking to reverse a judge's ruling in the federation's favor that was handed down last year The U.S. women's national team has filed an appeal against a judge's ruling last year in their pay discrimination lawsuit. In May 2020, Judge Gary Klausner ruled that the USWNT could not prove that U.S. Soccer financially discriminated against them due to their gender. On Friday, the USWNT appealed that decision, saying in their filing that the ruling "is legally wrong, and it defies reality." What was said? "If a woman has to work more than a man and be much more successful than him to earn about the same pay, that is decidedly not equal pay and it violates the law. And yet, that is exactly what the women players on the U.S. national team do," USWNT spokeswoman Molly Levinson ...
Official autopsy confirms John McAfee committed suicide in Spanish prison cell where he was found hanging ahead of extradition to US
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Official autopsy confirms John McAfee committed suicide in Spanish prison cell where he was found hanging ahead of extradition to US

An official autopsy has confirmed that tech mogul, John McAfee died by suicide in a Spanish prison cell where he was awaiting extradition to the U.S. according to a new report by El Pais newspaper.   Prison wardens found the body of McAfee hanging in his cell on Wednesday June 23 in what appeared to be a suicide, his lawyer Javier Villalba said last week.   According to reports a suicide note was found in the pocket of McAfee when he died. Authorities in Spain have previously said everything at the scene in his cell indicated that the 75-year-old did kill himself. Meanwhile, his widow, Janice McAfee, has demanded a 'thorough investigation' of his death, saying her husband did not appear suicidal when they last spoke. In her first public remarks since the ...
Nigerian nurse in the US becomes a ‘homeowner’ at 24
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Nigerian nurse in the US becomes a ‘homeowner’ at 24

A Nigerian nurse in the US, Ona Onyia, has purchased her own apartment at the age of 24.   Posting photos of herself in the newly acquired apartment, Ona wrote ''At 24, i have finally made my first big girl purchase everr! I am now a homeowner. God had his whole hand in this one. When you experience stepping out on faith and having God meet you where you are, That feeling is indescribable. #newhomewhodis''
US lawmaker Ilhan Omar defends herself after she’s rebuked by her fellow Democrats for comparing the US & Israel to Hamas and the Taliban
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US lawmaker Ilhan Omar defends herself after she’s rebuked by her fellow Democrats for comparing the US & Israel to Hamas and the Taliban

US congresswoman, Ilhan Omar has come out to defend herself after a rare rebuke from her Democrat colleagues following remarks she made comparing the US and Israel to terrorist groups, Hamas and the Taliban. On Monday, June 7, the Minnesota representative, originally from Somalia tweeted that "we have seen unthinkable atrocities committed by the US, Hamas, Israel, Afghanistan, and the Taliban". "We must have the same level of accountability and justice for all victims of crimes against humanity," she wrote, including a video of her questioning Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a committee hearing in the House of Representatives.     In response, 11 Jewish Democratic lawmakers called on Ilhan Omar to "clarify her words", while Republicans and significantl...
Chihuahua tears off woman’s entire eyelid as she gets lashes done for her birthday
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Chihuahua tears off woman’s entire eyelid as she gets lashes done for her birthday

A woman who went to get her eyelashes done left the salon bleeding after the lash technician's dog bit off her entire eyelid.   Kelsey Salmon, from Atlanta, Georgia, US, planned to get her eyelashes done for her birthday and a long-planned holiday to Hawaii,   Her usual lash technician was fully booked so the 23-year-old found an alternative on Instagram.   She went for her lash appointment but moments after her beauty treatment finished, the technician's chihuahua - which she had been stroking happily earlier - lunged at her in an unprovoked attack.     Horrifying photos show Kelsey's entire eyelid lay discarded still with her brand new extensions still attached.     Other images show her looking at the camera ...
Joe Biden issues warning to Vladmir Putin ahead of US-Russia summit
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Joe Biden issues warning to Vladmir Putin ahead of US-Russia summit

US President, Joe Biden has issued a warning to Russian president Vladimir Putin ahead of a scheduled summit between the pair next week.   Biden who is in the UK, spoke at a hangar of US troops on Wednesday, June 9, stating he was in Europe to defend the very concept of democracy,while also indicating that his first presidential trip abroad will be a feisty one when he meets Putin. Before he meets Putin in Geneva next week, Biden is holding consultations with European leaders at the G7 in Cornwall and the NATO summit in Brussels. "I'm headed to the G7, then to the NATO ministerial and then to meet with Mr. Putin to let him know what I want him to know," Biden said at RAF Mildenhall in Suffolk, England -- home to an American refueling wing.
Yung6ix Cries Out as he’s Robbed again in the US
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Yung6ix Cries Out as he’s Robbed again in the US

Yung Six was robbed again in the US and he took to Instagram to lament. The Nigerian singer, who is now based in the US, was robbed on Sunday, May 16, 2021. This comes barely 6 months after his car was ransacked by robbers who made away with his valuables. Back in October 2020, he took to social media at the time to reveal that his valuables were stolen from his car . He suffered the same fate yesterday. He said he was moving into his new apartment when he was robbed. He added that he had his "whole life" in the car and they were taken. He wrote: "My car got robbed. Had my whole life in that car. My laptop with my new album and mixtape. about $5,000 - $7,000 cash, Black Magic 6k camera, 4 iPhones my ps5 and studio recording equipments while I was moving into my new ap...
Lagos Government Places 14 Countries on COVID-19 Watchlist
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Lagos Government Places 14 Countries on COVID-19 Watchlist

  The Lagos state government has placed 14 countries on its COVID-19 watchlist to curb the spread of the disease in the state. The state commissioner for health, Akin Abayomi made the announcement on Wednesday May 12. Abayomi who explained that travellers coming from other countries into Lagos have been classified into three groups — the red countries, the amber countries, and the green countries, added that the state government is outlining measures that will guide the management of inbound passengers of interest (POIs) from other countries. The red countries are India, Brazil and Turkey where new variants of COVID-19 are causing an increase in infection rate. The amber countries are Canada, US, France, Germany, Netherlands, Togo, Ghana, Cameroun, Angola, South Afr...
Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana
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Insecurity: Why US May Not Heed Buhari’s Call For Assistance — Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, SAN, says the regime of the President. Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) may be giving false impression that the Joe Biden administration will send United States troops to defend Nigerians. The lawyer said rather than give the false impression, the Federal Government of Nigeria should embark on mass recruitment of military and police personnel, equip and motivate them to defend every part of the country. Falana stated this on Thursday in a paper he presented at a public lecture to mark the 80th birthday of an academic, Prof Omotoye Olorode, in Abuja. The paper was titled, ‘Labour And The Quest For Nigeria’s Development: Reflections And Prognosis On The Way Forward’. The PUNCH had earlier reported that Buhari on Tuesday sought foreign h...
Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries
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Insecurity: Buhari Seeks US Assistance, Warns Of Spill Over To Other Countries

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Tuesday stressed the need for the support of the United States and other “important and strategic partners” in combating the security challenges facing Nigeria. He said the support was necessary because the consequences of insecurity in Nigeria would affect all nations. According to a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, the President made the call during a virtual meeting with the US Secretary of State, Mr Anthony Blinken. The statement was titled, ‘Security: President Buhari asks US to relocate headquarters of AFRICOM to Africa, warns of likely spillovers’. Recall that Nobel Laureate, Prof Wole Soyinka, had while lamenting the nation’s security situation on Saturday, called on the Pr...
US Orders Embassy Staff To Leave Chad As Rebels Near Capital
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US Orders Embassy Staff To Leave Chad As Rebels Near Capital

The State Department ordered nonessential U.S. personnel out of Chad on Sunday amid growing concerns about advancing rebel forces in the country. Reuters reported that a State Department spokesperson confirmed the move, pointing to the proximity of rebel groups to the nation's capital. "Due to their growing proximity to N'Djamena and the possibility for violence in the city, non-essential U.S. government employees have been ordered to leave Chad by commercial airline," the spokesperson said. The Hill has reached out to the State Department for further comment. Rebel groups have frequently tried to overthrow Idriss Déby, Chad's self-proclaimed president who has ruled the country for more than three decades after launching a successful coup himself. Déby is supported by Fra...
Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate
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Former US VP Mike Pence has heart surgery to get pacemaker implanted after experiencing slow heart rate

Former Vice President of the US, Mike Pence underwent surgery to have a pacemaker implanted on him on Wednesday, April 14, after experiencing "symptoms associated with a slow heart rate" over the last two weeks. Pence, 61, underwent the procedure at a Virginia hospital, Indiana, yesterday and is now recovering, his office released in a statement onThursday April 15. "The routine surgery was successful, and he is expected to fully recover and return to normal activity in the coming days," the statement read. Pence added: "I am grateful for the swift professionalism and care of the outstanding doctors, nurses and staff at Inova Heart and Vascular Institute, including Dr. Brett Atwater and Dr. Behnam Tehrani." "I also appreciate the consultation of my longtime Indiana physicia...
911 Attack: Biden Announces The Withdrawal Of U.S Troops From Afghanistan
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911 Attack: Biden Announces The Withdrawal Of U.S Troops From Afghanistan

President Joe Biden on Wednesday formally announced his decision to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan before September 11, the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon that led the US into its longest war. "We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result," Biden said. "I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats," he added. "I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth." In a sign he views his remarks as a historic bookend to the prolonged conflict, he delivered them from precisely the same spot in the White Hou...
‘Godzilla vs Kong’ brings in record $60M in US and Canada to become No1 in box office in covid-19 era; hits $358M globally
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‘Godzilla vs Kong’ brings in record $60M in US and Canada to become No1 in box office in covid-19 era; hits $358M globally

“Godzilla vs Kong” is officially now the biggest box office hit in the US and Canada since COVID-19 shut down cinemas a year ago after hauling a record of more $60 million, $1.5 million more than what sci-fi thriller “Tenet” brought in last year. “Godzilla vs Kong” started its record run with a March 31 opening weekend as more than 3,000 screens across North America showed the giant reptile from Japan butting heads with the gorilla from Skull Island. The movie was produced by Warner Bros. Warner Bros also produced the fourth and fifth top earning films of the pandemic era. In its second weekend, the film is still number one despite tumbling 58 percent to $13.4 million from 3,084 theaters for a domestic total of $69.5 million and worldwide haul of nearly $360 millio...
Man Opens Stomach Of Monster Alligator To Find Tags Of 5 Missing Dogs In US
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Man Opens Stomach Of Monster Alligator To Find Tags Of 5 Missing Dogs In US

When a hunter took a slain alligator to be turned into sausages, he had no idea he would solve a two-decade mystery. Hunter Ned McNeely took the 12ft-long beast into Cordray's, a South Carolina wild game meat plant, and asked them to process the meat into sausages and use the hollow skin as a trophy. When they got to work, they discovered several interesting items in the killer creature's stomach – including the undigested tags of five dog collars. Shop owner Claudia Cordray said: “It definitely ate them (the dogs). It was an old animal, 50 to 70 years old.” Incredibly, one of the phone numbers was still visible on the tags, and after calling it, they were given some shocking news. Writing on their Facebook page, Cordray's said: “Two of the tags were legible and one phon...
US Places Isa Pantami On Terror Sponsor Watchlist
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US Places Isa Pantami On Terror Sponsor Watchlist

There is disquiet in the land at the weekend follow­ing an allegation that the Minister of Com­munications and Digital Economy, Alhaji Isa Ali Ibrahim, also known as Sheikh Pantami, has fall­en on the watch list of the America’s Intelligence Service. Ibrahim, also the Dep­uty Secretary General of the Supreme Sharia Council in Nigeria and a former student of Salafist ideologies, was trained in Saudi Arabia and the Mid­dle East with other top Is­lamic jihadists. Before his appointment as a minister, Ibrahim was a known Islamic preacher and held what was termed ‘dangerous views’ against the American govern­ment with allegiance to Al-Qaeda. According to a report, the minister was said to be a very close confidant of the late Mohammed Yusuf, the killed leader of Boko Haram with w...
Why US Can’t Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Former US Ambassador To Nigeria, John Campbell
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Why US Can’t Help Nigeria Fight Insecurity – Former US Ambassador To Nigeria, John Campbell

John Campbell says it is unlikely for Nigeria to get technical and financial support from the US in its war against terror until the country addresses alleged human rights abuses by security forces. Campbell, a former US ambassador to Nigeria, made the comment on Friday at the maiden edition of Grow Nigeria Conversation themed: ‘Reversing the Flourishing Economy of Kidnapping and Banditry: Immediate & long-term solutions’. Amnesty International and other organisations had indicted the military of abuses under Nigerian and international laws in the course of its operations. President Muhammadu Buhari had said Nigeria would be looking forward to the support of a Joe Biden-led United States in the war against terrorism. Campbell, however, said US laws strictly prohibit the...
Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine
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Former Chelsea Striker, Alexandre Pato Becomes one of the First Footballers to get the First Covid Vaccine

Former Chelsea and AC Milan, Alexandre Pato has revealed he's received the first Coronavirus vaccine in the US. The 31-year-old Brazilian footballer who plays for Orlando City, Florida, in the MLS, shared photos of himself and his wife Rebeca Abravanel receiving the first dose on Monday, April 5. The caption read: 'Today me and my wife got the first vaccine shot, it's great to see that better days are coming! 'If you live in Florida and are 18+ (16+ for Pfizer vaccine) you can now register online to get the COVID-19 vaccine'' 'Go get yours and let's get through this together.'' he wrote Pato scored 63 goals in 150 appearances for AC Milan between 2007 and 2013. He also scored one goal in two appearances for Chelsea in 2016 and earned 27 caps for Brazil, in which ...
Trending message to Nigerians from a Nigerian living in the US sparks conversation
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Trending message to Nigerians from a Nigerian living in the US sparks conversation

  A message to Nigerians, reportedly from a Nigerian living in the United States of America, is trending on Twitter and has started a conversation. In the message, an anonymous US-based Nigerian asked Nigerians to stop cursing their country, then went on to give reasons why Nigeria is better than the US. The message reads: "This is a message from a Nigerian living in the US, it's worth sharing! "DON'T EVER CURSE YOUR COUNTRY "1. If you don't know how you are blessed, you will think your father's farm is worse than your friend father's farm. "2. $1 is ?500 and so what? "3. Let me elucidate from my little experience. Can anyone in the US use $1 for breakfast? No! "4. But in Nigeria, ?500 will give you breakfa...
Inside US Supersonic Presidential Jet That Could Fly Twice Speed Of Sound
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Inside US Supersonic Presidential Jet That Could Fly Twice Speed Of Sound

New renderings show the cabin interior of the supersonic presidential jet designed by Exosonic that could fly at nearly twice the speed of sound and cut travel time in half. Last year, it was revealed that the Pentagon had commissioned a prototype of a jet that could carry a variety of senior members of the executive branch - from cabinet officials to the First Lady. The Air Force awarded a 24-month, $1million contract to Exosonic after it was impressed by the start-up aerospace company's concept for a jet that could fly at Mach 1.8 speeds 'supersonically overland and overwater with a muted sonic boom,' according to the firm's website. The presidential plane is a 31-passenger version of the company's concept for a 70-passenger commercial jet and could theoretically reach speed...
PDP, Others Criticises FG As US Alleges Massive Graft In Buhari’s Regime
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PDP, Others Criticises FG As US Alleges Massive Graft In Buhari’s Regime

The US stated this in the ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices,’ released on Tuesday, but made available to The PUNCH on Wednesday. In their separate reactions on Wednesday, the opposition Peoples Democratic Party and a former President of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights, Malachy Ugwumadu, berated the regime of Muhammadu Buhari. Expressing concern about corruption in Nigeria, the US, in the report, stated that it was widespread and pervasive at all levels of government, including the judiciary and security services. Against the backdrop of President Muhammadu Buhari regime’s anti-graft stance, the US Department of State, which authored the report, said there were numerous allegations of government corruption last year. It cited the arrest and in...
Married Woman Reveals She Pays $80/Hour To Hug A Professional Cuddler In US
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Married Woman Reveals She Pays $80/Hour To Hug A Professional Cuddler In US

A married woman has revealed that she spends $80 an hour to visit a professional cuddler. Saskia Larsen, from New York, says her husband doesn't mind that she meets up with another man just to spoon, and is '99 per cent sure' he doesn't get jealous. The actress uses a service called Cuddlist and hires people while she is away from home to pursue her acting career.   Speaking to Instagram page, Love Don't Judge, Saskia explained: 'Many people would think that it's odd that I access cuddling services because I'm married. 'But screw it, I don't really care what anybody else thinks. I love affection and I love how it makes my body feel.' Speaking about her husband she added: 'I'm 99 per cent sure he does not get jealous of cuddling because I check in with him...
EndSARS: No Evidence That Soldiers Killed Anyone At Lekki Toll Gate – US
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EndSARS: No Evidence That Soldiers Killed Anyone At Lekki Toll Gate – US

Amid overwhelming reports and claims by various bodies and media organisations, including Amnesty International and the U.S.-based Cable News Network, the United States government says it does not believe soldiers shot at protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate. The U.S. view is contained in its newly-released ‘2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices: Nigeria.’ It said, “On October 20, members of the security forces enforced curfew by firing shots into the air to disperse protesters, who had gathered at the Lekki Toll Gate in Lagos to protest abusive practices by the Nigerian Police Force’s Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). “Accurate information on fatalities resulting from the shooting was not available at year’s end. Amnesty International reported 10 persons died during th...
We Don’t Issue New Type Of Work Visa, Don’t Become A Victim – US
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We Don’t Issue New Type Of Work Visa, Don’t Become A Victim – US

The United States embassy in Nigeria, Thursday, advised Nigerians to discountenance a press release claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55. In a statement obtained on its twitter handle, the embassy warned Nigerians to be very careful, and avoid being victims of scammers. “Fraud Alert! “Scammers and fraudsters are circulating a fake “press release” claiming to offer a new type of work visa to Nigerian citizens aged 40-55. It’s the same old scam, but in fresh packaging – don’t become a victim! If you have questions about whether visa information is legitimate, please refer only to official sources: https://travel.state.gov, https://ng.usembassy.gov/visas, and https://ustraveldocs.com/ng.”
US House of Representatives Passes Equality Act,Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
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US House of Representatives Passes Equality Act,Prohibiting Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The US House of Representatives on Thursday, February 25, passed the Equality Act, a landmark LGBTQ rights bill that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity. Lawmakers passed the legislation on a 224-206 vote. It was largely along party-line with three Republicans throwing their support behind the bill with all Democrats. The bill is one of President Joe Biden's top legislative priorities, one he wants to pass in his first 100 days in office. During his campaign, he said passage of the Equality Act would be a priority in his first 100 days in office. “Today’s vote is a major milestone for equality bringing us closer to ensuring that every person is treated equally under the law,” Human Rights Campaign President Alphonso David said ...
139-Year-Old House Transported On Truck To A New Location In US
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139-Year-Old House Transported On Truck To A New Location In US

A San Francisco broker paid $400,000 to uproot his entire two-story Victorian house and move it to a new plot six blocks away in downtown San Francisco. Tim Brown, who bought the six-bedroom home dubbed the Englander house for $2.6million in 2013, has been laying plans for the move for nearly eight years, After 139 years at 807 Franklin Street in San Francisco, the two-story Victorian house has a new address. The house was built in 1882, was moved to a new location to make room for a condominium development. According to the consultant overseeing the project, the move cost approximately $400,000 and involved removing street lights, parking meters, and utility lines. Interior of the home. People look on as workers prepare to move a 139...
Davido Visits his Old Apartment in the US
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Davido Visits his Old Apartment in the US

Davido who is currently in the US visited the apartment he lived in with his cousins, Sina and B red 12 years ago. Posting a photo of himself at the apartment, Davido wrote; ''Damn I went to my old apartments where I used to live 12 years ago with Sina and B red!!! As hard as it is to believe .. we had no money .. no support just us and a dream !! 12 years later ! We millions in ! Road to a billion!!! We thank God !! Never stop believing !!
Davido’s ‘IF’ Sells 500,000 Copies In The US, Certified Gold
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Davido’s ‘IF’ Sells 500,000 Copies In The US, Certified Gold

'IF' is Davido's second single to get a Gold certification in the US. On January 16, 2020, Nigerian superstar, Davido's 2017 smash hit single, 'IF' got certified Gold in the US, by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). In the US, the Gold certification is used to commemorate a body of work or single for moving 500,000 or an equivalent of it, due to the streaming era. The news got broken by Davido's manager, Asa Asika, co-founder of The Plug. This will be Davido's second single to be certified Gold in the US after another 2017 single, 'Fall.'
US, UK Won’t Accept Buratai, Ex-service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Ex-NIIA DG
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US, UK Won’t Accept Buratai, Ex-service Chiefs As Ambassadors – Ex-NIIA DG

Former Director General of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, Prof Bola Akinterinwa, has said the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has the right to nominate all the service chiefs who were changed last week as non-career ambassadors. Akinterinwa, however, said there was no assurance that countries like the United States and the United Kingdom who had accused the service chiefs of crimes against humanity would accept the former service chiefs as diplomats. He spoke on a PUNCH Online interview on Thursday. Earlier, the Presidency on Thursday said the names of the ex-military commanders were sent to the Senate for confirmation. The nominees are: Gen Abayomi G. Olonisakin (rtd), Lt Gen Tukur Y. Buratai (rtd), Vice Admiral Ibok-Ete Ibas (rtd), Air...
Maina’s Son, Faisal Jumps Bail, Fled To US, EFCC Tells Court
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Maina’s Son, Faisal Jumps Bail, Fled To US, EFCC Tells Court

Faisal Maina, son of Abdulrasheed Maina, former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reformed Task Team (PRTT), has fled to the United States of America (USA), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has said. The EFCC’s counsel, Mohammed Abubakar, on Thursday told Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja. Abubakar said from the information at the disposal of the anti-graft agency, Faisal fled to the USA through the Republic of Niger. Earlier at the sitting, Justice Abang, in a committal proceeding ruling, ordered Faisal’s surety, who is a member of the House of Representatives, Sani Dan-Galadima. representing Kaura-Namoda Federal Constituency of Zamfara, to forfeit a property used as a bail bond. According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Faisal was granted...
Yoruba, Hausa Teachers Needed In The US
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Yoruba, Hausa Teachers Needed In The US

The US Embassy and Consulate in Nigeria has announced that the services of Yoruba and Hausa teachers are needed in the United States. According to the Public Affairs Section of the US Mission Nigeria which made the announcement on its website, applications from qualified Nigerians wishing to teach Hausa or Yoruba languages and cultures to American students in US universities and colleges opened February 1 and will end on June 1. The applications are being requested under the mission’s Foreign Language Teaching Assistant Programme (FLTA). The FLTA programme, the mission explains, is designed to offer young foreign teachers an opportunity to teach Yoruba language and culture to American students in universities and colleges. The programme also gives an opportunity for partici...
Dangote Asks Court To Gag Ex-Girlfriend, Autumn Spikes In US
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Dangote Asks Court To Gag Ex-Girlfriend, Autumn Spikes In US

Billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, has asked a U.S court to clamp a preliminary gag order on his ex-girlfriend, Autumn Spikes, who recently took to the social media to expose their secret affair of nearly 10 years. Ms Spikes had, on January 1, via her Instagram handle, allarounda1, posted a viral video showing herself and Mr Dangote with part of the buttocks of the African richest man exposed. Mr Dangote, who recently sued Ms Spikes for allegedly trying to extort $5million from him, hopes to obtain the “gag order” to stop her from carrying out an alleged threat to expose his private and family life on social media and media talk shows. He filed the “petition for entry of the preliminary injunction”, through his U.S.-based lawyers on January 25, five days after he filed th...
US Donates Equipment Worth $325,000 To Nigerian Police Force
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US Donates Equipment Worth $325,000 To Nigerian Police Force

The United states has donated equipment valued at over $325,000 to the Nigerian Police Force. The donation was made by the office of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) of the United States Embassy, to help the country in it’s fight against terrorism. The United States Diplomatic Mission to Nigeria, in a statement issued in Abuja by its Public Affairs Section, said the equipment help in areas affected by the Boko Haram insurgency. “INL Director James Jewett presented the equipment to the Commissioner of Police Akeera Yunuss Mohammed, who represented the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu at the function. The equipment will be transferred to the Mobile Patrol Division of the Nigeria Police Force officers assigned to Borno State. “For the 500 office...
EU, US Call on Russia to Immediately Release Alexei Navalny and Protesters
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EU, US Call on Russia to Immediately Release Alexei Navalny and Protesters

Foreign Ministers of the European Union are meeting in Brussels Monday to debate the response of the 27-nation bloc to Russia's arrest of opposition leader and Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny and the police crackdown on pro-Navalny demonstrators, as pressure grows to impose sanctions on the Kremlin. Arriving for the meeting, EU foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the most recent "wave of detention is something that worries us a lot, as well as the detention of Mr. Navalny." German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that "everyone in Russia has the right to express their opinion and to demonstrate" under the Russian constitution. "The principles of the rule of law must apply there, too," Maas added, "Russia has always committed itself to that." Speaking to France-Inter rad...
A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor
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A Town In US Elects Goat And Dog As Mayor

In 2018, the town made national headlines when it elected Lincoln the goat as its first-ever pet mayor. Town Manager Joe Gunter said Monday that the idea for pet mayors was put forward as a way to raise funds for the new playground. The animals would be the centerpiece for various fundraisers and events. Lincoln raised about $10,000, Gunter said, while the current Mayor, Murfee, a Cavalier King Charles spaniel, owned by Linda Barker, has raised $20,000. The town contributed another $20,000. “When I was talked into putting Murfee up to run, I thought, easy-peasy, we’ll get some T-shirts, we’ll go to the Spring Fling, we’ll sell some shirts and raise some money,” said Barker. “And then COVID struck and it was like ... there go all the easy plans.” Barker then began making face m...
Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration
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Nigerians In The US Design Aso Ebi For Joe Biden Inauguration

Nigerians living in the United States have designed an Aso ebi for the January 20 inauguration of Joe Biden and Harris Kamala as President and Vice President respectively. “Aso Ebi” is a uniform dress that is traditionally worn in Nigeria during social engagements. It is made from different attires such as Ankara, Lace, Guinea among others. This is not the first time Nigerians will be celebrating with Americans, it happened during the Obama administration. Joe’s victory was certified by the Congress after supporters of outgoing President Donald Trump invaded the US Capitol in a bid to prevent the affirmation.
Seyi Makinde Flouts Quarantine Act, Attends Event A Day After Returning From US
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Seyi Makinde Flouts Quarantine Act, Attends Event A Day After Returning From US

Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has again breached COVID-19 safety protocols by attending a public event a day after he returned from the United States of America. Makinde was out of Nigeria for about 10 days vacation in the U.S. He returned to the state on Tuesday, January 10, 2021. Just a day after his arrival, the governor was in attendance at the “annual interfaith service” to mark the beginning of 2021, flouting the quarantine act. Makinde was supposed to self-isolate for 14 days as stipulated by the act. Makinde’s spokesman Taiwo Adisa, however, justified his principal’s action. Adisa admitted that travellers used to quarantine for 14 days “but in his own (Makinde’s) case, he conducted COVID-19 test before travelling. He had another one done on him in America and...
US Electoral System Does Not Meet Democratic Standards – Russia
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US Electoral System Does Not Meet Democratic Standards – Russia

Russia said Thursday that an “ archaic” US electoral system that does not meet democratic standards and the politicisation of the media were to blame for American divisions and unrest in Washington . Foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said the storming of the US Capitol by supporters of Donald Trump was “ an internal US affair” but that blame rested with the US system . “ The electoral system in the United States is archaic, it does not meed modern democratic standards , creating opportunities for numerous violations , and the American media have become an instrument of political struggle, ” Zakharova told Russian news agencies . “ This is largely the reason for the split in society now observed in the United States .”
US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state
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US condemns killing of 43 farmers in Borno state

The United States has condemned the killing of 43 rice farmers in Jere Local Government Area of Borno State, by Boko Haram insurgents over the weekend.   The US embassy in a statement released on Monday November 30, stated that abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as they fight to defeat terrorism and work to bring the perpetrators to justice.   It read;    “The United States condemns in the strongest terms the November 28 violent attack in Borno, Nigeria. The United States offers our deepest condolences to the families and friends of those killed or kidnapped. “These abhorrent attacks are a stark reminder of why the United States stands with the Nigerian government and people as...
US Will Do Everything To Counter ISIS And Its Affiliates Everywhere – Pompeo
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US Will Do Everything To Counter ISIS And Its Affiliates Everywhere – Pompeo

United States Secretary of State , Mike Pompeo , on Wednesday , says the US government will use all tools at its disposal in the fight against terrorist elements in Nigeria and West Africa . Pompeo made this known after the virtual meeting of the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS co -hosted by Nigeria on Tuesday . According to him , “ great progress ” was made at the meeting with the Federal Government of Nigeria . The US Secretary of State tweeted , “ Great progress was made at yesterday’ s virtual Global @Coalition to Defeat ISIS meeting on West Africa. We will use all tools at our disposal to counter ISIS and its affiliates anywhere in the world . My thanks to Nigeria for co -hosting the event. ” At the meeting , the US and the 82 -member global coalition it leads expressed ...
I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare
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I Will Become President Like Joe Biden In 2023 – Pastor Tunde Bakare

Pastor Tunde Bakare, the General Overseer of the Citadel Global Church, has expressed hope of becoming Nigeria’s President. Bakare said just as Joe Biden emerged as the United States, US, President-Elect, he would also become president. The clergyman, who has never hidden his aspiration to become president, disclosed this in an interview with journalists, on Tuesday in Lagos State. Speaking with a group of journalists in Lagos, Bakare said in clear terms that he will succeed President Muhammadu Buhari come 2023. According to Bakare: “There is something called destiny. I am not one to hide under the umbrella of one finger and make ambition look like vision, I do not camouflage. “It is not a matter of life and death, but you can write it down. As the Lord lives, and as I a...

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