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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