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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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by on April 18, 2020
Abba Kyari, chief of staff to Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari and an ardent supporter of state intervention in the economy, has died. He was 67. “The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari,” presidential spokesman Garba Shehu said Friday on Twitter. Kyari had been hospitalized in the commercial capital, Lagos, after testing positive for the coronavirus upon his return from a trip to Germany on March 15. Buhari, 77, tested ...
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by on April 11, 2020
The United States now has now overtaken Italy to have the highest death toll from coronavirus in the world. The latest data, compiled by Johns Hopkins University, shows more than 20,000 people in the US have now died. The grim milestone comes shortly after the US became the first nation to record more than 2,000 virus deaths in a single day. The governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday the state's death toll appeared to be stabilising. Announcing a 24-hour figure of 783 new dea...
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by on April 2, 2020
The rapper Tekashi69 walked out of a federal prison on Thursday, four months short of his two-year term, thanks to a nationwide effort to stem coronavirus outbreak risks at jails and prisons, which health advocates fear might become a tinder box for infections. Tekashi69 (born Daniel Hernandez), 23, will finish the remainder of his sentence in home confinement, his lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said. Last year, Mr. Hernandez — also known as 6ix9ine — pleaded guilty to a series of gang robberies a...
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by on March 19, 2020
Coronavirus has killed more people in Italy than in any other country, after deaths there rose by 427 in a day. The number of deaths now stands at 3,405, which is more than in China where the virus originated last year. There have been 3,245 reported deaths in China, but there have been questions over the reliability of its data. A lockdown imposed on 12 March in Italy has been extended beyond the original 25 March end date. Nearly all Italians have been told to stay at home. ...
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by on March 12, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo has been quarantined as a result of Rugani's positive coronavirus test ... just a few days after the players were spotted huddling together for a pic. International soccer star Daniele Rugani -- who plays alongside Cristiano Ronaldo for Juventus -- has tested positive for coronavirus ... the team announced Wednesday. The team says the 25-year-old Italian is currently asymptomatic ... but he's been quarantined along with all the people he has had contact within recent week...
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by on March 11, 2020
The National Basketball Association will suspend its season after a player tested positive for coronavirus, upending the league’s attempts to maintain business as usual during the outbreak.   A player on the Utah Jazz received the diagnosis on a preliminary basis, the NBA said in a statement Wednesday. The test result came shortly before the Jazz were to play the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the game was scrapped. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule o...
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by on March 11, 2020
Josie Harris, an ex-girlfriend of Floyd Mayweather who had three children with the former champion boxer, has been found dead at her suburban Los Angeles home, authorities said Wednesday. Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva told KABC-TV that 40-year-old Josie Lynn Harris was the mother of three of Mayweather’s children. She was found dead in a vehicle in the driveway of her apparent home in Valencia north of Los Angeles on Tuesday evening. Sheriff’s deputies were investigating the...
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by on March 11, 2020
President Donald Trump said Wednesday he was "marshaling the full power of the federal government" to confront a growing public health crisis, including a month-long halt in travel from Europe to the United States. Trump said he was overseeing "the most aggressive and comprehensive effort to confront a foreign virus in modern history." Trump was speaking during a rare Oval Office address to the nation after facing harsh criticism for his response to the pandemic. Wednesday evening's spee...
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by on March 9, 2020
The Kano State government has removed the Emir of Kano, Muhammadu Sanusi II, from office. The Secretary to the State Government, Usman Alhaji, announced this on Monday at the State Executive Council meeting which held at the Government House in Kano. Alhaji explained that the state government took the decision to remove the traditional ruler over allegations of consistently refusing to abide by instructions given to him. According to him, the removal was in line with the recommendation of ...
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by on March 1, 2020
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his girlfriend Carrie Symonds are expecting their first child together and are engaged to be married, the couple announced on Saturday. "The prime minister and Miss Symonds are very pleased to announce their engagement and that they are expecting a baby in the early summer," the couple said in a statement. The 55-year-old Johnson took office in July and led his Conservative Party to a decisive election victory in December. ...
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by on February 25, 2020
With a profit after tax (PAT) of N209 billion in its recently released financial results for the year ended December 31, 2019, up from the N193 billion recorded the previous year, Zenith Bank has become the first Nigerian Bank to cross the N200 billion mark. AriseTV Analyst, Mr. Chika Mbonu, stressed this while analysing the company’s performance on the ‘Global Business Report,’ yesterday. Mbonu, who is a former bank chief executive and presently Managing Director, KSBC Advisory Partners L...
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by on February 25, 2020
Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak who was ousted by the military in 2011 has died in Cairo, Egypt at the age of 91. Mubarak spent three decades in office before a popular uprising swept Egypt. He was found guilty of complicity in the killing of protesters during the revolution. That conviction was overturned and was freed in March 2017. His death was confirmed by Egyptian state news on Tuesday. Earlier in the day, the Al-Watan website reported that he died at a military hospital. Mub...
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by on February 25, 2020
A former spokesman for People’s Democratic Party (PDP) Olisa Metuh has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment. The judge, Justice Okon Abang, had earlier found him guilty of all the seven-count charge filed against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The trial judge Justice Okon Abang acknowledged Dasuki’s role in the criminal breach of trust and corruption in office which Metuh committed. He said the former PDP spokesman lacked any documentary evidence to show ...
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by on February 16, 2020
The Most Valuable Player award for the NBA All-Star Game has been permanently named for Kobe Bryant, the basketball legend who died last month in a helicopter crash, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced on Saturday. “Kobe Bryant is synonymous with NBA All-Star and embodies the spirit of this global celebration of our game,” Silver said. “He always relished the opportunity to compete with the best of the best and perform at the highest level for millions of fans around the world.” ...
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by on February 8, 2020
A U.S. citizen diagnosed with the novel coronavirus has died in China in what appears to be the first death of an American from the virus that has sickened tens of thousands of people in China and killed more than 700, a U.S. Embassy spokesperson said. "We can confirm a 60-year-old U.S. citizen diagnosed with coronavirus died at Jinyintan Hospital in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 6," a spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Beijing said. "We offer our sincerest condolences to the family on their los...
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by on January 29, 2020
Cristiano Ronaldo is first person to top 200 million followers on Instagram Cristiano Ronaldo has reached 200 million. The soccer star became the first person in the world to reach 200 million followers on Instagram and announced the milestone with a photo montage on Wednesday. ...
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by on January 15, 2020
Sen. Hope Uzodinma of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has been sworn in as the substantive governor of Imo after the Supreme Court declared him winner of the March 9, 2019 governorship election. Uzodinma was sworn in on by the Imo Chief Judge, Justice Pascal Nnadi, with his team of over 30 judges from the state judiciary at exactly 7.25 pm after his Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku who took his oath of office by 7:15 p.m. ...
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