Month: May 2020

Dua Lipa, Jason Derulo & More Stars Join OneHuManity’s ‘Dream With Us’ 24-Hour Livestream

Dua Lipa, Jason Derulo, Becky G, Maluma and 150 more stars will join OneHuManity‘s (OHM) Dream With Us 24-hour live stream show Friday (May 29) at 12 p.m. ET. Dream With Us hopes to combine live musical performances, real-time challenges, one-on-one interviews and empowering stories for a full day of festivities presented by OHM Live and Constellation, an inspirational human impact organization co-founded by …

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Mike Tyson Issues Stern Warning To Chris Jericho After Surprise Brawl On AEW Dynamite

Boxing legend Mike Tyson surprised fans by appearing at AEW Dynamite to instigate a brawl with Chris Jericho. Tyson hinted at a potential feud with Jericho. With Mike Tyson training extensively to return to the boxing ring, it appears ‘Iron Mike’ will first test his combat prowess in AEW. Mike Tyson stunned pro wrestling fans …

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Cobhams Asuquo gets top UN appointment

The United Nations Children Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has appointed award-winning Nigerian musician, producer and songwriter, Cobhams Asuquo, as its National Ambassador. Peter Hawkins, UNICEF Nigeria Representative, announced this in a statement on Wednesday. He said that the appointment made the artist UNICEF Nigeria’s first National Ambassador in the last 15 years. Asuquo would help raise …

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Nigerian reality TV show, BBNaija goes virtual for Season 5 auditions

Earlier in May, popular Nigerian reality show, Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) announced the opening for video submissions for the upcoming season of the show. Being the second trial of a virtual audition (one housemate was selected via online auditions last year) the 2020 auditions are planned to span ten days, as against two days required …

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Federal govt releases details of programme to employ 774,000 Nigerians

The federal government has unveiled the details of its plan to employ at 1,000 persons from each of the 774 local government areas in the country. The initiative will start October 1 and each beneficiary will be paid N20,000 monthly to carry out public works, the minister of state for labour and employment, Festus Keyamo, announced on Thursday. …

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Gombe discharges another batch of 153 almajiris after two weeks quarantine

The Gombe State government has discharged another batch of 153 Almajirai children who tested negative to coronavirus after the two weeks mandatory quarantine period at its Amada facility in Akko Local Government Area of the state. The governor, Inuwa Yahaya, who was at the quarantine centre to mark the 2020 children’s day celebration with the …

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Student, 25, hacked to death in Nasarawa

A 25-year-old student of the College of Health Science and Technology, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Yusuf Adi, has reportedly been killed at Ugah, in Lafia, the state capital. A community leader, Musa Saidu, who confirmed the incident said Adi was attacked by one Rabiu Omiya, while he was sleeping. He stated that Operatives of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad came …

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Italy’s Serie A to resume on June 20

Italy’s Serie A can resume on June 20 after a three-month absence in a country hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic, sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora said on Thursday. Italy football federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina assured the minister that there would be a play-off system if the championship were again interrupted. Spadafora said that Italian Cup semi-final …

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George Floyd: Protesters set Minneapolis police station ablaze

A police station in Minneapolis has been set alight during a third night of protests over the death of an unarmed black man in custody. The unrest continued despite the governor of Minnesota ordering the deployment of hundreds of members of the National Guard to restore order. President Donald Trump said “thugs” were “dishonouring the …

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NDDC Shuts Down Operations Over Suspected COVID-19 Outbreak

The management of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has approved the shutting down of the commission for two weeks over the suspected outbreak of Coronavirus. This takes effect from Thursday, 28th May 2020. The commission in a memo signed by one of its official, Silas Anyanwu, on behalf of management said all activities in the …

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COVID-19: We Cannot Continue To Live Like There Is No More Threat – PTF Chairman

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has decried the rather careless manner in which many Nigerians have been handling the COVID-19 advisories, thereby putting themselves at risk and endangering the lives of others.  While addressing reporters in Abuja on Thursday, the PTF Chairman, Boss Mustapha, warned citizens against complacency, even as the government tries …

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John Boyega defends explicit anti-racism posts in wake of George Floyd’s death

John Boyega has been praised for a series of uncompromising social media posts speaking out about racism in the wake of the killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers. Boyega’s initial Tweet, “I really fucking hate racists”, currently has 1.3m likes, but came in for criticism for his hard-hitting tone and use of an expletive. …

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