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BREAKING: Diego Maradona dies at 60 following heart attack

Argentine football legend Diego Maradona has passed away at the age of 60 after suffering a heart attack.  The Gimnasia coach had been hospitalised at the start of November, days after celebrating the landmark birthday, after complaining of low spirits and fatigue.  Tests at the La Plata clinic revealed a blood clot on the brain, …

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Lewandowski, Messi, Ronaldo & Salah all included as FIFA The Best nominees revealed

A whole host of familiar names are up for this year’s individual prize, which will be awarded to the player who receives the most public votes The final shortlist for the 2020 FIFA The Best Men’s Player of the Year award has been revealed, with Robert Lewandowski, Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Mohamed Salah all …

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Justin Bieber complains about his Grammy nominations

Justin Bieber is grateful for his 2021 Grammy nominations but the singer thinks he was nominated in the wrong category. The Canadian singer, 26, received four Grammy nominations on Tuesday including Best Pop Solo Performance for “Yummy,” Best Pop Duo/Group Performance for “Intentions,” Best Pop Vocal Album for Changes, and Best Country Duo/Group Performance for …

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Anthony Mackie to star in and produce ‘The Ogun’

Actor Anthony Mackie is all set to star in the upcoming action-adventure The Ogun, which he will also produce. The film revolves around Mackie’s character Xavier Rhodes, who takes his teenage daughter to Nigeria to find a cure for the rare genetic condition that he passed on to her, reports Variety. When his daughter is …

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Former FIRS Chairman Returns to EFCC over N9.2bn Allegedly Linked to his Account.

Babatunde Fowler, former Chairman of the Federal Internal Revenue Service, FIRS, on Monday returned to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, for further questioning. Fowler was said to have reported at the Lagos State office of the EFCC over FIRS’s involvement in alleged financial misappropriation during his tenure. The sum of N9.2bn from Lagos …

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Ex-President Obasanjo heads to Ethiopia ‘for Mediation’

Nigeria’s ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo on Monday jetted to Ethiopia to mediate in the conflict between the government and the northern Tigray region, his spokesman said. “He is on his way to Addis Ababa for talks,” Kehinde Akinyemi told AFP on the visit of the former Nigerian leader to the Ethiopian capital. “He is going there …

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2023: David Umahi Plans to Defect to APC.

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted there have been no discussions on the zoning of candidates in the 2023 general elections. PDP’s National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, stated this while speaking on Arise TV on Monday. Ologbondiyan was reacting to reports that the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, was planning to defect to …

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Nigeria Requires Genuine Restructuring, says Olanipekun

A renowned lawyer, Chief Wole Olanipekun, has said that the EndSARS protest was an indication that the nation needs a genuine restructuring. The Lagos-based legal luminary expressed regret that two police stations were burnt down in his Ikere-Ekiti country home during the crisis, thereby putting policing system in jeopardy due to tactical withdrawal of the …

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Police Raid Black Spots in Lagos, Arrest 720 Suspected Criminals

The command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, in a statement issued in Lagos, said that 720 suspects were arrested, with various weapons and substances suspected to be Indian hemp and cocaine. “In its bid to solidify the security architecture of the state, the Lagos Command re-launched its anti crime strategies to curb crimes and …

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Nnamdi Kanu knocks Buhari as Peru President Resigns after Death of Protesters

The leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu has called out the Nigerian government after the resignation of Peru president, Manuel Merino following street protests. Merino resigned after the death of two protesters among the tens of thousands who were protesting against the government in Lima, the capital city. Police had fired tear gas …

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Hong Kong: China says opposition walkout is open challenge

  China’s government has condemned the mass resignation of most of Hong Kong’s opposition as a “farce” and an “open challenge” to its authority. On Wednesday, 15 opposition members announced their resignation in solidarity with four fellow lawmakers who had been dismissed. Beijing said the four were deemed a threat to national security. But many see it as …

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About 753 members of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana have Presented a letter to the Federal Government requesting for Evacuation from the Former Gold Coast.

About 753 members of the Nigerian Union of Traders Association in Ghana have presented a letter to the Federal Government requesting for evacuation from the former Gold Coast. The Save-Our-Soul letter was presented to the Chairman, Nigerians in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa in Abuja by the union President, Ken Ukoaha, and some members. This is …

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