by on November 9, 2020
Alex Trebek, the long-time host of American television quiz show Jeopardy, has died at the age of 80. Mr Trebek announced he had been diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer in March 2019. The Jeopardy! Twitter account said on Sunday he had "passed away peacefully at home" surrounded by family and friends. ...
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by on October 11, 2020
The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has dissolved the infamous subunit of the force, the Special Anti-robbery Squad (SARS). Adamu made the announcement of the dissolution on Sunday, October 11, 2020, days after widespread protests demanding scrapping of the unit over allegations of brutality and human rights violations. “The Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Nigerian Police, otherwise known as SARS, is hereby dissolved across all formations, the 36 state police command and the...
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by on September 20, 2020
The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the People’s Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State. INEC’s Returning Officer, Prof. Akpofure Rim-Rukeh, announced the total result of the election. He said APC polled 223,619 votes, while PDP got 307,955 votes. ...
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by on September 18, 2020
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, an iconic champion of women's rights, has died of cancer at the age of 87, the court has said. Ginsburg died on Friday of metastatic pancreatic cancer at her home in Washington, DC, surrounded by her family, the statement said. Earlier this year, Ginsburg said she was undergoing chemotherapy for a recurrence of cancer. She was a prominent feminist who became a figurehead for liberals in the US. ...
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by on September 13, 2020
A Slovenian woman has been found guilty of deliberately sawing off her own hand as part of an insurance scam.   A court in the capital Ljubljana found that Julija Adlesic, 22, had taken out five insurance policies in the year before her injury. She had claimed it happened as she cut branches. ...
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by on September 7, 2020
According the Online Publisher, Sahara Reporters, the Current Minister of Education in Nigeria, Adamu Adamu has been flown to aboard for medical treatment. He was taken to a hospital in Germany for undisclosed illness. This is the third time he has been flown to Germany during the Coronavirus pandemic in Nigeria. Online Publisher, Sahara Reporters reported that he may have a kidney disease, that’s why he is undergoing treatment in Germany. In August, SaharaRepoters revealed how Mamman Da...
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by on August 26, 2020
The Forbes Magazine just announced the First Person ever to reach 200 billion US Dollars net worth. The world’s richest man is now also the world’s first $200 billionaire. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos broke the wealth barrier on Wednesday as shares of his online shopping behemoth continued to surge on skyrocketing demand for online shopping.   ...
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by on August 15, 2020
Robert Trump, 72, the younger brother of President Donald Trump, died Saturday at a New York hospital, Donald Trump announced in a statement. "It is with heavy heart I share that my wonderful brother, Robert, peacefully passed away tonight. He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again. His memory will live on in my heart forever. Robert, I love you. Rest in peace," the President said. Donald Trump made a last-minute decision to go to ...
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by on August 11, 2020
Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden has named Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate - the first black woman and Asian American in the role. Once a rival for the top job, the California senator of Indian-Jamaican heritage had long been considered the front-runner for the number two slot. The former California attorney general has been urging police reform amid nationwide anti-racism protests. Mr Biden will face President Donald Trump in the election on 3 November. ...
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by on August 9, 2020
Daily coronavirus deaths in the US surged to a three-month high of over 2,000 on Thursday and the number of cases passed 19 million globally, pushing many nations to further ratchet up restrictions in the battle against the pandemic. The world’s hardest-hit country, the United States, has seen a major coronavirus resurgence since the end of June, adding 2,060 deaths in 24 hours alone Thursday, a tracker by Johns Hopkins University showed. But other corners of the globe were also marking gr...
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by on August 7, 2020
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has seen his personal wealth rise to $100bn (£76bn) after the launch of a new short-form video feature. On Wednesday, Facebook announced the US rollout of Instagram Reels, its rival to controversial Chinese app TikTok. Facebook shares rose by more than 6% on Thursday. Mr Zuckerberg holds a 13% stake in the company. He joins Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft’s Bill Gates in the exclusive so-called 'Centibillionaire Club'. Technology bosses have been in...
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by on July 30, 2020
Former Republican Presidential Candidate Herman Cain has died from coronavirus, according to a post on his website. The businessman and right-wing media personality was 74 years old. "Herman Cain – our boss, our friend, like a father to so many of us — has passed away," Dan Calabrese, the editor for Cain's website, wrote in a post on Thursday morning. Cain was hospitalized with COVID-19 on June 29. Calabrese wrote that Cain knew "that this was going to be a rough fight" when he was first...
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by on July 29, 2020
An Egyptian court Wednesday jailed the sixth woman in a week over TikTok videos, deeming the clips in which she dances and lip-syncs to popular songs to be “inciting debauchery”, a judicial source said.   The sentencing of Manar Samy to three years imprisonment is the latest in a string of such rulings against popular female social media users in Egypt over content posted to the image-sharing apps TikTok and Instagram. ...
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by on July 24, 2020
Former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara has dumped the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), for the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The Chairman of the APC Caretaker/Convention Planning Committee and Governor of Kebbi State, Mai Malla Buni, made this disclosure after the duo met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. ...
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by on July 19, 2020
Nigeria's Foreign Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama revealed via his Twitter handle that he felt slight throat itch and recent test confirmed he had contracted the virus. “(I) did my fourth Covid-19 test yesterday at the first sign of a throat irritation and unfortunately this time it came back positive. That is life! (You) win some, lose some. (I’m) heading for isolation in a health facility and praying for the best.” With this, Onyeama is the first of Buhari’s ministers to test positive for CO...
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by on July 15, 2020
Nick Cannon — the actor, TV show host and musician — has been fired from his long-running comedy improv show Wild 'N Out. It comes after he made anti-Semitic comments on his podcast and YouTube show, Cannon's Class.   Wild 'N Out's parent company, ViacomCBS, released a statement saying, "We are deeply troubled that Nick has failed to acknowledge or apologize for perpetuating anti-Semitism, and we are terminating our relationship with him."   ...
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by on July 10, 2020
Nollywood Actress, Regina Daniels and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko hosted a baby naming ceremony of their newborn. Actress Regina Daniels recently welcomed a new baby boy with her 59 years old husband, Ned Nwoko at their home in Delta State, Nigeria. The baby naming ceremony was attended by family members, well-wishers, and friends. ...
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by on July 8, 2020
Tottenham defender Eric Dier has been handed a four-match ban from the Football Association after confronting a supporter following his club's FA Cup loss against Norwich City in March. Dier leapt into the stands and was involved in a heated argument with a Spurs fan as stadium security guards attempted to break up the fracas. ...
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by on July 6, 2020
Prof. James Adichie, the father of Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, renowned novelist-cum-feminist, has passed on after battling a brief illness in Anambra State, a family source disclosed to newsmen yesterday. According to the source, the professor of statistics breathed his last on Wednesday night at the Chira Memorial Hospital situated within Awkuzu Oyi local government, Awka, where he was admitted to at the age of 88. He celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1, 2020. The Emeritus Professor of...
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by on July 2, 2020
Dubai Police on Thursday handed over a suspected internet scamster and an Instagram influencer, Raymond Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, in the US. Hushpuppi who has been accused of scamming people via the internet was arrested 10th of June in Dubai. ...
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by on June 25, 2020
A former governor of Oyo State, Senator Abiola Ajimobi is dead. He died at age 70. Before the latest information filtered in, his alleged death was rumored about one and half weeks ago which was later dispelled by his media aide, Mr Bolaji Tunji and one of his children. Ajimobi, who was born on December 16, 1949, was on life support machine since last Friday at First Cardiology Hospital in Ikoyi, Lagos. Ajimobi who had COVID-19 related ailment was rushed thereafter he reportedly fell int...
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by on June 13, 2020
Atlanta's Police Chief has resigned after the fatal shooting of an African-American who had fallen asleep in his car at a drive-through restaurant. Rayshard Brooks, 27, was shot by a police officer during a struggle on Friday, authorities say. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Erika Shields handed in her resignation on Saturday. ...
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by on June 9, 2020
The United States Senate on Tuesday confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown to be the next Air Force chief of staff, making him the first African American leader of a military service as the Pentagon and the country grapple with a raft of racial issues. The confirmation also makes Brown the second African American officer to sit on the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Chairman Gen. Colin Powell. The 98-to-0 vote was a blowout approval for the four-star general. Vice President Mike Pence presided over t...
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by on June 3, 2020
A Federal High Court in Lagos, Nigeria on Tuesday, granted a motion by a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from the Kuje Prison custody. ...
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by on May 30, 2020
Popular Actress Regina Daniels is pregnant and has released some of her baby bump pictures, according to photos shared by her husband, Prince Ned Nwoko on Instagram. Although for sometime, there has been indications that she is pregnant but it has not been confirmed until now. The photos were shared on Instagram with a caption that reads “It’s now official, I’m excited that my baby @regina.daniels is expecting a baby.” ...
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by on May 26, 2020
Four police officers have been fired following the death of an unarmed black man who was taken into custody in Minneapolis, officials said Tuesday. The death of the man identified by a family attorney as George Floyd has drawn outrage after video showed an officer kneeling on Floyd's neck as he cried out that he couldn't breathe. Floyd had been arrested Monday outside a deli on suspicion of forgery. He died later at a hospital. ...
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by on May 25, 2020
SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil daily coronavirus deaths were higher than fatalities in the United States for the first time over the last 24 hours, according to the country's Health Ministry. Brazil registered 807 deaths over the last 24 hours, whereas 620 died in the United States.   ...
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by on May 20, 2020
The body of Former WWE Superstar, Shad Gaspard was found on a California beach early Wednesday morning, three days after he went missing during a swim. A passerby spotted a body that had washed ashore on Venice Beach, and notified police. "The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard," police said. His family members have been notified. ...
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by on May 20, 2020
LAGOS (Reuters) - Doctors in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos will go on strike from Wednesday evening because of what they describe as police harassment of health workers trying to move through the city to treat patients during a coronavirus curfew. The Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) doctors' union said it had become unsafe for its members to "continue to provide healthcare under the present confused arrangement". It cited an example in which it said an ambulance carrying a patient ...
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by on May 15, 2020
Florida police are searching for two NFL players after they allegedly robbed people at a house party. Deandre Baker of the New York Giants and Quinton Dunbar of the Seattle Seahawks are said to have robbed other guests at gunpoint. About $12,000 (£9,850) in cash and watches worth up to $25,000 were taken. Neither man has been arrested yet. A police spokeswoman said authorities were in touch with the NFL and a lawyer for one player. ...
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by on May 12, 2020
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate withdrawal of six police escorts attached to Chairman, Five Star Group, Emeka Okonkwo AKA ‘E-Money’, over alleged abuse of privilege. Police spokesman, Bala Elkana confirmed the withdrawal of the escorts to newsmen but said he was not aware of the details. “It is true that his escorts have been withdrawn and an investigation ongoing. I do not have much information on it,” said Elkana. ...
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by on May 6, 2020
A hair salon owner in Texas was ordered to spend a week in jail after she continued to operate her business despite restrictions put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Shelley Luther was booked in the Dallas County jail on Tuesday afternoon following a video hearing, during which she was found in contempt of court. The hearing occurred as Gov. Greg Abbott relaxed more restrictions statewide, allowing barbershops and hair salons to reopen Friday. ...
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by on April 26, 2020
Kanye West is officially a billionaire, according to Forbes. The magazine says the rapper and fashion designer, who has long coveted the status, gave it a glimpse into his personal finances, which led it to value his net worth at $1.3bn (£1.04bn). That includes his stake in the Yeezy trainer line, which Forbes describes as “one of the great retail stories of the century”, worth $1.26bn (£1.0bn). Added to that, Forbes said the statement of assets supplied to them by West’s team lists $17m ...
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by on April 24, 2020
The US virus death toll has surpassed 50,000, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, in what is the world's deadliest Covid-19 outbreak. More than 3,000 deaths came in the last 24 hours, and there are now over 870,000 confirmed cases nationwide. But the US still has a lower mortality rate than most European nations based on current case counts, as the White House task force has emphasised. The grim news comes as parts of the US reopen after weeks of lockdown. ...
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by on April 22, 2020
US President Donald Trump has signed an executive order to temporarily suspend the approval of some green cards. The order, which contains several exemptions, is to last for 60 days and then could be extended, he said. President Trump said the policy was designed to protect American workers' jobs in an economy pummelled by the coronavirus. Critics have accused him of using the pandemic as cover to ram through long-sought hardline immigration policies ahead of November's election. "This wil...
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