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On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.

UFC president confirms trilogy bout between Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier

On Wednesday, Dana White, President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), went on Twitter to announce that a third fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier was not only official, but that tickets were going to go on sale this week.
According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
Nollywood actress and producer, Ruth Kadiri, has called out the organisers of Eko Star Film & TV awards for sidelining her at the just concluded award ceremony honouring women in Nollywood.

Nollywood actress accuses awards organisers of sidelining her

Nollywood actress and producer, Ruth Kadiri, has called out the organisers of Eko Star Film & TV awards for sidelining her at the just concluded award ceremony honouring women in Nollywood.
Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now.

MC Galaxy dumps music for food business

Former singer, Innocent Udeme Udofot, more popularly known as MC Galaxy is living his dreams. After years of churning out hit singles the ‘Sekem’ dance originator seems to have dumped music for good, having not released any song for a while now. Instead he has concentrated on fulfilling his dream of owning an indigenous eatery with specialty in local cuisines.
American talk show host and actress, Claudia Jordan, has apologised after she mistakenly tweeted that popular rapper, DMX, has died.

American actress apologises for mistakenly tweeting that DMX died

DMX reportedly suffered a drug overdose that triggered a heart attack last week Friday and is in the ICU at White Plains Hospital in New York. He also has COVID-19 to deal with.

Akwa Ibom: Heavy shooting as military storms area in search of police killers

Following the recent spate of attacks on security operatives in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom, a joint military operation Tuesday commenced to flush out criminal elements.
Popular British actress, Thandie Newton, says she’s reverting to the original spelling of her Zimbabwean name, Thandiwe.

Hollywood star reverts to original spelling of her Zimbabwean name

Newton disclosed this in a recent interview with British Vogue, saying that she was finally ready to take back her name after it was misspelled in the credits of her first film, ‘Flirting’ in 1991.
Interim Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has charged officers of the service to strengthen security-watch over custodial centres across the country.

NCoS chief orders probe of attack on Owerri centre

The Acting Controller-General, Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), John Mrabure, has ordered a comprehensive investigation into Monday’s attack on the Owerri Custodial Centre by gunmen.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Shiekh el-Zakzaky: Government has no case against me

The leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), Sheikh Ibraheem EL-Zakzaky, and his wife, Zeenat, who have been standing trial on a criminal case, on Wednesday, insisted that there was no case against them.
The Ikot Akpan community in Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been deserted by natives fleeing for fear of being caught in the crossfire of reprisals after a soldier was killed by some gunmen.

Soldier killed, community deserted as ESN hoists flag in Akwa Ibom

The Ikot Akpan community in Edien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State has been deserted by natives fleeing for fear of being caught in the crossfire of reprisals after a soldier was killed by some gunmen
Amaju Melvin Pinnick, the President of the Nigeria Football Federation, has restated his backing for embattled head coach of the Super Eagles Gernot Rohr despite increasing calls for the immediate dismissal of the German.

Gernot Rohr: We won’t underrate Lesotho

Nigeria’s Super Eagles have late on Monday concluded their final training session ahead of the last fixture of the group stages qualifying series for the 2022 TOTAL African Cup of Nations (AFCON) tournament against the Crocodiles of Lesotho at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Surulere, Lagos State.
This was contained in a statement signed by Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant (SSA), Mallam Garba Shehu.

Presidency: No assassination of critics under President Buhari

The Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, on Friday said the Commander-in-Chief was passionate about the unity of Nigeria as well as tackling the myriads of security challenges in the country.
Carol Maraj, the mother of Trinidadian-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the man accused of killing the singer’s father in a hit-and-run crash last month.

Nicki Minaj’s mum wants $150 million from driver accused of killing star’s dad

Carol Maraj, the mother of Trinidadian-born rapper, Nicki Minaj, has filed a $150 million lawsuit against the man accused of killing the singer’s father in a hit-and-run crash last month.

Air crash averted as Aero plane suffers birds strike in Kano

Tragedy was averted in the Nigerian aviation industry on Sunday when an Aero Contractor flight bound for Lagos was struck by birds.
The police command in Ekiti on Friday confirmed the killing of a police officer as gunmen allegedly abducted a Chinese expatriate in Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

Kidnappers take over Ago-Auchi road, abduct three, shoot soldier

Drivers and commuters have continued to face a harrowing experience at the hands of daredevil kidnappers on the Ago-Auchi Road.
On Friday, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled that Richard Freeman, the former chief doctor for British Cycling, be struck off the medical register permanently.

UK strikes sports doctor from medical register for doping athletes

On Friday, a Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service ruled that Richard Freeman, the former chief doctor for British Cycling, be struck off the medical register permanently.

PDP denies taking decision on 2023 presidency

Newsmen reported that the Governor Bala Mohammed-led Peoples Democratic Party Committee on the Review of the 2019 General Elections, had recommended that the party should throw open the contest for its 2023 Presidential ticket.
The Federal Government has dismissed the reported formation of a Biafra Customary Government by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.

Minister: Asari Dokubo’s Biafra declaration is a joke by an attention-seeker

The Federal Government has dismissed the reported formation of a Biafra Customary Government by an ex-Niger Delta militant, Mujahid Asari-Dokubo, as a “theatre of the absurd by a joker seeking attention’’.
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Femi Fani-Kayode’s third wife defends him, says former wife constantly threatens to kill four...

Regina-Hanson Amonoo, the third wife of former Aviation Minister, Femi Fani-Kayode, has defended her husband over allegations of abuse levelled against him by his estranged wife, Precious Chikwendu.
US singer and actress Jennifer Lopez (R) and husband baseball player Alex Rodriguez arrive for the 91st Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, California.

Jennifer Lopez’s 2-year engagement to Alex Rodriguez hits the rock

American actress Jennnifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, better known as A-Rod, have reportedly ended their relationship after about two years following their engagement.
Silekunola M. Naomi Ogunwusi, wife of Adeyeye Ogunwusi, the Ooni of Ife, has narrated how societal pressure made her journey to motherhood difficult.

Queen Naomi: Ooni gave much support during my period of infertility

Speaking during a monitored television interview, the Queen said: “I would say from the public, there was a little bit of pressure. But because my husband didn’t actually care about what gender, it could be a girl, a boy, or even twins he didn’t care.”

James Ibori’s kinsmen rise in his defence over forfeited corruption assets

The Oghara Development Union, (ODU) Lagos Branch, has called on the Federal Government to insist that every single penny that has been forfeited by Chief James Onanefe Ibori’s associates in the London trial, be returned to Nigeria.

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The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved.

Yoruba Nation: Our struggle can’t materialise without women’s support – Ooni

The Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, yesterday, highlighted the importance of women in Yoruba’s strive for freedom, stating that the new twist to the agitation for self-determination is that women are now involved.
The criticism being aimed at Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane this season has been “unfair”, says Iker Casillas, with the Blancos considered to have “a very good coach” doing a “great job”.

Real Madrid boss refuses to hit back at critics as team chase double

Zinedine Zidane has Real Madrid chasing down a Liga and Champions League double, but is wary of biting back at his critics as his side "haven't won anything yet".

Kaduna-owned tertiary institutions threaten strike

Tertiary institutions under the auspices of Joint Unions of Tertiary Institutions of Kaduna State (JUTIKS), have threatened to go on strike over issues that had lingered for over 12 years.
Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.

​Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can furious with referees over Man City handball penalty

Borussia Dortmund star Emre Can does not believe he should have given away a penalty against Manchester City.
FILE PHOTO: An Ethiopian woman who fled war in Tigray region carries a jerrycan of water as she walks at the Um-Rakoba camp on the Sudan-Ethiopia border in Al-Qadarif state, Sudan November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/File Photo

Health official alleges ‘sexual slavery’ in Tigray; women blame soldiers

The young mother was trying to get home with food for her two children when she says soldiers pulled her off a minibus in Ethiopia’s Tigray region, claiming it was overloaded.

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Kano State Governor Abdullahi Umaru Ganduje

Governor Ganduje to unveil Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars player

Kano State Governor, Umar Ganduje, is expected to unveil Super Eagles captain Ahmed Musa as Kano Pillars latest signing.
China has put one northern city in lockdown and launched citywide coronavirus testing in another, after two local infections involving workers at a port and trade zone respectively, authorities have said.

China lifts 770 million rural people out of poverty

More than 770 million of China’s rural population living below the current poverty line have been raised from poverty, accounting for more than 70 per cent of the global total over the same period according to the World Bank’s international poverty standard, says a white paper recently released by the State Council Information Office of China.

PFN: We’re ready to support law enforcement agencies

The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria has expressed readiness to collaborate with the police and other security agencies in the land in a bid to address the growing insecurity.
The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.

Official: Kaduna vaccinates 6,250 dogs against rabies

The Kaduna State Government has successfully vaccinated 6,250 dogs to curb the manace of rabies across the state.
Borno Governor, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, has commended the Nigerian military over recent gains recorded against Boko Haram’s fighters in Gwoza and the road leading to the northern part of the State.

Borno governor: President Buhari not losing hope on finding remaining Chibok schoolgirls

Borno State governor, Prof. Babagana Zulum, has assured parents of the remaining 112 Chibok schoolgirls still in the captivity of Boko Haram terrorists, that President Muhammadu Buhari was not losing hope until the girls regain their freedom.