Day: September 10, 2020

Ronald Bell Of Kool And The Gang Dies At 68

(FILES) In this file photo taken on March 01, 2018, Ronald Bell, founding member from the funk band Kool and the Gang, answers questions during an interview in New York. – Bell died on September 9, 2020. He was 68 years old. The performer died at his home in the US Virgin Islands, the group’s […]

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Card Readers Destroyed As Fire Guts Ondo INEC Head Office

Several card readers were damaged as fire gutted the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in Akure, Thursday.  Men of the Fire Service are on the ground to put out the inferno which started about 8 pm and gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, the electoral body tweeted, Thursday. “The National […]

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Tourist Fined $1,200 For Taking Sand From Beach

Cala Goloritzé, Sardinia | Getty Images A French tourist has been ordered to pay a fine of €1,000 ($1,200) after attempting to fly out the Italian island of Sardinia with more than four pounds of the beach sand. The island’s sand is protected with tourists liable for jail time if they’re caught trying to take […]

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Experts admit spike in suicide attempts, cases due to COVID-19

*Identify untreated clinical depression as single largest contribution to phenomenon Medical experts have alerted to a sharp rise in suicide attempts and cases due to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. They identified untreated clinical depression as the single largest contribution to suicides in Nigeria as well as being male. The psychiatrist under the umbrella of […]

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Fire guts INEC office in Ondo, destroys smart card readers

Barely a month to the Ondo governorship election, the head office of the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC in Akure, Ondo state has been gutted by fire The Guardian gathered that the inferno which gutted the container housing Smart Card Readers, started at 7.30 pm However, the cause of the inferno was unknown as of […]

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Continental Reinsurance acquires 100 per cent stake Botswana subsidiary

Continental Reinsurance Plc has announced a change in the ownership structure of Continental Reinsurance Ltd (Botswana). After its recent acquisition of a minority 40% stake in the company, through its holding company, CRe African Investments Limited (“CRAFIL”), from Botswana Insurance Com inpany Ltd (BIC), Continental Reinsurance now holds 100% of the issued ordinary share capital […]

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Man who broke into Eminem’s Detroit mansion told the rapper ‘he was there to kill him’ – Court hears

A man arrested in April for breaking into rapper, Eminem‘s mansion outside Detroit in the US, stood over the rapper’s bed and threatened to kill him, a court has heard. Matthew David Hughes, 27, snuck past Eminem’s security around 4 a.m. and entered the home by throwing a stone through the kitchen window. Eminem, who […]

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Jussie Smollett speaks about alleged 2019 homophobic attack for the first time

Openly gay Hollywood actor best known for his role in hit Tv series, Empire, Jussie Smollett, has come out to speak for the first time about the controversy surrounding his alleged 2019 attack in a rare interview. The former Empire actor, 38, appeared in an Instagram Live conversation late Wednesday night with author and activist […]

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Photos from the traditional wedding of Living in Bondage actor, Jidekene Achufusi

Award-winning actor, Jidekene Achufusi, best known for his portrayal of Nnamdi Okeke in Living in Bondage, is now a married man. Jidekene tied the knot traditionally with his wife, Chisom in Enugu state. Congratulations to them! See more photos from their wedding below

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77 escape death as building collapses in Lagos (photos)

Seventy-seven occupants of a 20-room building narrowly escaped death after the building they occupy collapsed in Ajegunle, a Lagos slum today September 10. The storey building located at 26, Afolabi Alasia Street, Gaskiya Road in Ijora Badia, was said to have been physically defective as it had visible cracks and showed signs of deterioration long before it […]

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Customs intercept Dubai-bound passenger with 2,886 ATM cards concealed in noodles carton in Lagos

A Dubai-bound passenger with 2,886 Automated Teller Machine (ATM) card carefully concealed in a noodles has been intercepted by operatives of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) at Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA) command and handed over to the Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC). The Kano passenger identified as Ishaq Abubakar with Passport Number A08333717, was intercepted on […]

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Police arrest suspected notorious kidnapper, Ibrahim in Katsina, rescue three victims

The police in Katsina State, on Thursday, confirmed the arrest of a notorious member of bandits and kidnap for ransom syndicate, Abubakar Ibrahim, 19, at Rugu forest. SP Gambo Isah, the police spokesman, who disclosed this in a statement in Katsina, said that the syndicate, have been terrorizing people in Batsari, Safana, Damnusa and Kurfi […]

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Arsenal announce new role for Mikel Arteta

Arsenal have announced that Mikel Arteta’s job title has changed from head coach to first-team manager. This was confirmed in a club statement posted on the official website on Thursday night. “Right from the day he walked through the door, he was doing much more than being our head coach. “So we’re going to be […]

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Arteta finally decide to sell Emi Martinez to EPL rivals, Leno to start against Fulham

Arsenal manager, Mikel Arteta, has made the decision to let Emiliano Martinez leave, with the goalkeeper having already agreed personal terms with Aston Villa, according to the UK Independent. Martinez came into the Gunners’ starting XI last season, after injury ended Bernd Leno’s campaign early. The Argentine proved his worth with a string of impressive […]

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Ryan Giggs reveals age Cristiano Ronaldo will retire from football

Wales head coach, Ryan Giggs, has revealed the age Portugal captain, Cristiano Ronaldo, will retire from football. Ronaldo on Tuesday scored his 101st international goal for Portugal in their 2-0 victory over Sweden at the age of 35. The Juventus forward is now just eight strikes shy of matching the record for most international goals […]

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Lampard reacts to Mount being ‘unhappy’ about Havertz’s arrival

Chelsea manager, Frank Lampard, has rubbished speculations claiming Mason Mount is unhappy with the £72million signing of Kai Havertz. Havertz moved to Stamford Bridge last week on a five-year deal. The 21-year-old enjoyed another fine with Bayer Leverkusen last season with 18 goals and nine assists. His arrival at Chelsea is likely to limit Mount’s […]

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I bought meat-pie and saw macaroni inside – Nigerian lady laments

A Nigerian lady has shared photos of what she found inside the ‘meat’ pie she bought. Taking to Facebook on Thursday September 10, Apara Joy Oge narrated how she bought meat pie, but on getting home, she discovered Macaroni inside instead of meat. “This is the highest level of corruption ever. After a hectic day […]

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Imo North bye-election: APC aspirant, Uwajumogu accuses Uzodinma of destroying party

The Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodinma has been accused of destroying the ruling All Progressives Congress in the state by failing to offer aspirants of the party a level playing ground in the just-concluded APC primaries for the October 31 Okigwe zone bye-election. Chidinma Uwajumogu, a sister to the late Benjamin Uwajumogu and an […]

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Edo/Ondo Elections: INEC boss, Yakubu reveals those who will not be allowed to vote

The Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, has said that voters for Edo and Ondo governorship elections who failed to wear their face masks will be prevented from voting. Yakubu disclosed this at the Presidential Task Force (PTF) briefing on COVID-19 on Thursday in Abuja. According to him, it is a measure […]

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Speaker allegedly prevents PDP lawmakers from entering Ondo Assembly

Drama ensued at the Ondo State House of Assembly on Thursday, when two opposition lawmakers who were part of those who kicked against the move to impeach the Deputy Governor of the state, Agboola Ajayi, were allegedly denied entry into the assembly complex. The incident was captured in a video recording which has gone viral […]

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