Canadian citizen sentenced to death in China on drug charges

A Canadian citizen has been sentenced to death in China on charges related to ketamine. Xu Weihong, 45, was convicted of producing the drug in October 2016 by the Intermediate People’s Court of Guangzhou in Guangdong Province. The court said Xu had purchased raw ingredients and tools and produced 120kg of ketamine in a house belonging to a Chinese accomplice. ...

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James ‘Kamala’ Harris, Former WWE Wrestler, Dies at 70

World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) legend James Harris popularly known as Kamala has died after complications from coronavirus. The 70-year-old former powerhouse starred for Vince McMahon’s wrestling company during the late 1980s and early 90s. His autobiography’s co-author, Kenny Casanova, wrote on Facebook: “Just got off the phone. “Unfortunately, the rumors were correct. To make matters worse, it was Corona that ...

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Lagos tanker drivers set to commence strike today

The National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG) has said that the planned strike by Petroleum Tanker Drivers in Lagos would start on Monday as its meeting with Lagos State Government ended in deadlock. The South-West Chairman of NUPENG, Mr Tayo Aboyeji, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday. ...

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Landlord demands N105m accumulated rent from Bayelsa PDP

The owner of the property housing the secretariat of the Bayelsa State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party, Mr Chubby Ben-Walson, has implored the party’s leadership to pay him outstanding rent totalling N105m before vacating the building. He said on Sunday that the PDP had not paid him rent for the past six years, adding that instead of paying, the ...

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#RevolutionNow: Bakare, three other Osun protesters released

The Osun State Coordinator of the #RevolutionNow protest, Olawale Bakare, popularly known as Mandate, who was arrested last Wednesday, has been released. Bakare’s lawyer, Mr Alfred Adegoke, who shared news of his release on Sunday, also said the three others detained for participating in the protest had also been allowed to go home. Bakare and six other protesters were arrested ...

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More Than 97,000 Children Tests Positive For Coronavirus In Just Two Weeks As US Schools Re-open

Ninety-seven thousand US children tested positive for coronavirus in the second half of July – weeks before schools and universities reopen. The figures, taken from the American Academy of Pediatrics from July 16 to 30, come as the country tops five million cases – 338,000 of which are children – and over 162,000 deaths. As some schools re-open for face-to-face ...

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Lady Celebrates 28 Years Of Living With HIV (Photos)

Her name is Doreen Moraa Moracha and she is a Kenyan lady. Over the years, she became famous as she continues to educate people on HIV and how it is not a death sentence. When she was 8, doctors told her parents she might not live till age 12! But over the weekend, August 8 precisely, Doreen turned 28 and ...

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Two Atletico Madrid players test positive for COVID-19 ahead of Champions League clash against RB Leipzig

  Two members of Atletico Madrid’s travelling party for the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon have tested positive for the coronavirus, the club has confirmed. The news comes as Diego Simeone’s side prepare to face RB Leipzig in the Portuguese capital on Thursday with a place in the final four at stake, with the results of those positive tests potentially putting UEFA’s condensed finale to the season ...

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BBNaija: I was more focused on Eric than myself — Lilo

Lilo Aderogba, evicted big brother Naija season 5 housemate who left last week Sunday joined mediaroomhub host, Azuka Ogujiuba on Instagram live. She was asked if she was given an opportunity to go back to the house, what would she do differently, and she mentioned she would never let her emotions get into what she wants to achieve. Also speaking ...

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BBNaija: Eric and Tochi evicted from the house

Eric and Tochi are the two housemates who were evicted from the house today. After taking turns to vote, the two were the nominated housemates with the lowest votes. The two housemates are the latest to join the list of evicted BBNaija Lockdown housemates. Eric Akhigbe is a 24-year-old final year student at the University of Lagos and hails from ...

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‘The time has come to move on’ – Willian confirms Chelsea departure with open letter to fans

Willian has confirmed his departure from Chelsea in an open letter to the club’s fans. The Brazilian winger’s contract with the London side expires at the end of August, though the club offered him an extension and he has also been linked with a move to city rivals Arsenal. The 32-year-old has confirmed he will not stay on at Stamford Bridge and thanked ...

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Prostitutes, internet fraudsters now using Nollywood as a coverup – Veteran Actor Yemi Solade

Veteran actor, Yemi Solade,has said the Nigerian movie industry, known as Nollywood, is presently a cover-up industry for internet fraudsters and prostitutes. The 60-year-old actor made the comment in an interview with NigerianTribune when asked if he was pleased with the state of the Nigerian movie industry presently. He said: “The Nollywood is not there right now. The Nollywood you ...

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You collaborated with Kashamu at some point! Fayose blasts Obasanjo over condolence message

Former Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has criticised former president, Olusegun Obasanjo, over his comment on Buruji Kashamu‘s death. Obasanjo on Saturday condoled with the Ogun State Government over the demise of the businessman. In a statement signed by his spokesperson Kehinde Akinyemi, Mr Obasanjo said while Mr Kashamu’s death was “sad, his life and history left lessons for those ...

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At least 29 killed in monsoon-triggered India landslide (photos)

At least 29 bodies have been recovered after a massive landslide triggered by monsoon rains swept away dozens of tea estate workers in southwestern India, police said Sunday. The landslide in Idukki district, around 250 kilometres (155 miles) from Kerala state’s capital Thiruvananthapuram, occurred Friday but the ongoing search and rescue efforts have been hampered by torrential downpours. “By yesterday ...

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JUST IN: Senator Buruji Kashamu is laid to rest

The remains of Senator Buruju Kashamu, have been buried at his Ijebu-Igbo country home. Ogun Governor Dapo Abiodun was part of the crowd that bidded the politician a tearful farewell. Sympathisers shunned Covid-19 protocols during the burial with many of them struggling to have a good view of the funeral activities. Kashamu died at 62 on Saturday of Covid-19 complications.

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Nigeria Records 453 New COVID-19 Cases, Tptal Now 46,140

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria rose by 453 on Saturday, pushing the country’s total confirmed cases to 46,140. Six more deaths were recorded for the day, lifting the death toll from 936 to 942. The new cases are spread across 19 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. Data from the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control showed that the FCT led ...

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