CAF postpones 2021 AFCON by a year due to COVID-19

Next year’s Africa Cup of Nations in Cameroon has been postponed until 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Confederation of African Football announced Tuesday in a video conference. CAF president Ahmad Ahmad said African football’s governing body took the decision as “health was the main priority”. Other regional football competitions slated to be played this summer have also been ...

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JUST IN: Governor Akeredolu tests positive for COVID-19

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has disclosed that he has tested positive to COVID-19 pandemic. The governor revealed the result of his COVID-19 status on his verified Twitter handle on Tuesday afternoon, adding that he is asymptomatic and have been self-isolating. He tweeted “Today I tested positive for #COVID19. “All is well. I’m asymptomatic and have been self isolating. ...

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Couple draw guns on protesters passing their mansion in US (photos)

A US couple brandishing an assault rifle and a handgun confronted protesters outside their Missouri mansion in a viral video that was retweeted by President Donald Trump, sparking divided reactions. In the video, Mark McCloskey wears a pink polo shirt and pleated khakis, with his wife Patricia, is in a striped T-shirt and cropped pants. Both are standing barefoot in ...

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Suspected kidnappers kill doctor, son after collecting N7.5m (photo)

Police on Monday paraded two men suspected to have been involved in the kidnap and murder of a doctor, Audu Benedict, his son, Iranum, and a family friend after collecting N7.5 million ransom in Benue State. The suspects, Tehile Tsavbee and Gwa Tekula Henry, were paraded alongside 25 other suspects for offences ranging from kidnapping, robbery and illegal possession of ...

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Baby girl is born with no arms or legs in Inda (photos)

A baby girl born without all four limbs due to a rare genetic disorder has left doctors and family members baffled in India. A woman, who local media report is 28 years old, gave birth to the child in the Sakla village of Sironj Tehsil in the Vidisha district yesterday. According to reports, the baby was born with an autosomal ...

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Mother and daughter macheted in Ibadan (photos)

Again, a mother and daughter have been attacked in their home in Moniya, Akinyele Local Government Area of Ibadan. The mother – Mrs Adeola Bamidele, 46, and her daughter Dolapo Bamidele, 23 – were said to have been attached at about 1:00 am on Sunday. Mrs. Bamidele was said to have made efforts to rescue her daughter when she was ...

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French court sentences former PM Fillion, wife to jail

 A French court has sentenced former French prime minister, François Fillon and his Welsh wife, Penelope, to jail for embezzling public funds. Francois was found guilty of creating a fake job for his wife, using taxpayer money. The 66- year-old was accused of creating a position that paid his wife over €1 million ($1.13 million) in public funds, a charge ...

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Mompha deletes all Instagram posts following Hushpuppi’s arrest

Social media celebrity, Ismaila Mustapha, better known as Mompha docked by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC fraud and money laundering has deleted all contents on his Instagram page. This is the second time Mompha also known as ‘sky man’ and ‘citizen of the sky’, who had used Instagram to display an ostentatious lifestyle will be going blank on ...

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We work so hard 24/7 and play so hard: Funke Akindele replies accuser

Ace Nollywood actress and film producer, Funke Akindele has responded to allegations made by a former staff member that she overworks them, leaving no time for rest. A screenwriter, Cassandra Owolabi, had accused the popular actress of physically, emotionally and financially abusing her staff. She alleged that Funke strictly supervises them and this led her to depression. ”…For instance, we ...

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Record label boss Kashy arrested for alleged internet fraud

Operatives of EFCC, Lagos Zonal Office, have arrested one Babatunde Oyerinde Abidoun, a.k.a. Kashy, for his alleged involvement in cybercrimes. Abiodun, who is the owner of CashNation Ent. Ltd., a music record label with singer Barry Jhay as one of its signees, was arrested recently at his residence in Lekki Conservative Estate, Lagos. His arrest followed intelligence gathered overtime about ...

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National Assembly stops planned hike in electricity tariffs

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday convinced the Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) to defer the planned hike in electricity tariff till the first quarter of 2021. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan made this known in a statement on behalf of the leadership in Abuja. The statement by Mr Ola Awoniyi, Special Adviser (Media) to Lawan said the lawmakers ...

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India bans TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps

The Indian government has banned TikTok, the hugely popular social media app, as part of sweeping anti-China measures after a violent confrontation between Indian and Chinese troops. TikTok is one of more than 50 Chinese-made apps that have been banned by the Ministry of Information over concerns that they “pose a threat to sovereignty and security” of India. While the ...

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Director of Shrek 2 dies after long battle with cancer, aged 60

Director of Shrek 2, Kelly Asbury is dead. The animated film director, animation artist, and occasional voice actor was 60-years-old when he passed away on Friday. Kelly’s spokesperson Nancy Newhouse Porter of Newhouse Porter Hubbard confirmed the news, revealing he passed away at his home in Encino, California. Nancy told Deadline: “He was one of the most admired and beloved ...

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Ondo State Deputy Governor disowns campaign posters

Ondo State Deputy Governor, Agboola Ajayi, has dissociated himself from posters carrying his photograph, campaigning for governorship under the platform of the Social Democratic Party. His posters in SDP had flooded the social media lately. Ajayi, who recently joined the Peoples Democratic Party, said he remained loyal to the party and did not have any link with any other party. ...

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Convoy of Nigeria’s Chief Of Army Staff, General Buratai, kills man in Katsina

The convoy of Nigeria’s Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Yusuf Buratai, on Monday killed a bike rider in Katsina State. SaharaReporters gathered that the victim, who was sharing wedding invitations at the time of the accident, died on the spot.   It was gathered that the accident occurred around Mani House Junction within the Katsina metropolis. A source ...

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Federal Government slashes fees for conduct of marriages

The Federal Government has slashed the fees chargeable for services related to conduct of statutory marriage in the country. It said the review of the fees, which come under the Marriage Act CAP M6 LFN 2004, would commence from Wednesday, 1st July. The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, made the disclosure in a public notice by the Permanent Secretary ...

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Dele Momodu throws it back to when Sir Shina Peters and Encomium publisher, Kunle Bakare played the role of Bestman at his wedding

It didn’t just start today. Dele Momodu strictly rolls with personalities. At his wedding, he made then reigning king of music, Sir Shina Peters his best man and ofcus a man on top of his game in media, his excellency, Kunle Bakare his best man too. Throwing it all back this evening, Momodu wrote; ”Amazing throwback: Bestman SIR SHINA PETERS, ...

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