Author: Solomon Elusoji

 Parents of kidnapped students of Greenfield University in Kaduna state have appealed to the Federal and Kaduna state government to assist them in rescuing their children.Their appeal comes barely 24 hours after bodies of three out of the abducted students were recovered by security agencies on Friday.At a meeting held in Kaduna, the parents said they feared that their children might be killed if they don’t meet up with N800 million ransom demand from the kidnappers.“He returned to the school on Tuesday, only for me to hear on Wednesday that my son has been kidnapped,” mother of one of the…

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Chelsea’s German striker Timo Werner (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring the opening goal of the English Premier League football match between West Ham United and Chelsea at The London Stadium, in east London on April 24, 2021.Andy Rain / POOL / AFP Chelsea beat West Ham 1-0 on Saturday to strengthen their claim for a place in next season’s Champions League. More to follow . . . Source

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Police in Kaduna on April 24, 2021 said they have arrested two men with human skulls. The Kaduna state police command has arrested two suspected ritualists who were caught in possession of some human skulls by operatives of the command.Police spokesman Mohammed Jalige said in a statement that the two suspects were sighted by residents at the Muslim graveyard at Kudenden area in the outskirts of the state capital, and were suspected to be carrying out a heinous act.On getting the report, police operatives were immediately dispatched to the area where they succeeded in apprehending the suspects.They were identified as Abdulaziz…

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A file photo of weapons retrieved from gunmen. Boko Haram terrorists reportedly attacked Geidam local government area of Yobe State on Friday, Channels Television can report.Geidam is the hometown of the acting Inspector General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba.According to sources, a military jet has been deployed to the town to dislodge the insurgents.Geidam previously came under attack on February 9, barely after newly appointed Chief of Army Staff, Ibrahim Attahiru visited troopsInformation on the number of casualties involved in Friday’s attack is yet unknown. Source

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Empty vials of different vaccines by Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and AstraZeneca against Covid-19 caused by the novel coronavirus are pictured at the vaccination center in Rosenheim, southern Germany, on April 20, 2021, amid the novel coronavirus / COVID-19 pandemic.Christof STACHE / AFP US drugmaker Pfizer on Wednesday confirmed that suspect doses of its coronavirus vaccine that were seized in Mexico and Poland were indeed fake, with doses going for as much as $1,000 a shot, according to US media.At a clinic in Mexico some 80 people received bogus doses of the drug, which appeared to have been physically harmless, though offering no…

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File photo of John Henry owner of Liverpool FC Liverpool owner John Henry has issued a heartfelt apology to the Anfield faithful for what he termed a “disruption”‘ of the now collapsed Super League.A barrage of scathing reactions and remarks from fans, politicians and football authorities have trailed the past week since the announcement of the European Super League.This has left the implosive scheme facing ruins with the so-called “dirty dozen” facing lawsuits and sanctions from their respective domestic leagues.Henry,  after days of silence finally made a video appearance in the early hours of Wednesday morning with a statement of concession“I…

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These images taken on May 25, 2020, from a video courtesy of Darnella Frazier via Facebook, shows Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin during the arrest of George Floyd. Darnella Frazier / Facebook/Darnella Frazier / AFP Sacked police officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter Tuesday in the death of African-American George Floyd in a case that roiled the United States for almost a year, laying bare deep racial divisions.A racially-diverse jury of seven women and five men in the Midwestern city of Minneapolis took less than two days at the end of a three-week trial to find the white…

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A Czech and a European Union flags flies at the Czech embassy in Moscow on April 19, 2021. Dimitar DILKOFF / AFP The Czech Republic on Tuesday threatened to expel all Russian diplomats from Prague, accusing Moscow of orchestrating an “unprecedented terror attack” on Czech territory in 2014.“I am ready for everything. Even to build relationships from scratch. Which means we would send them all home,” Foreign and Interior Minister Jan Hamacek said on Facebook.Czech lawmakers endorsed the move later Tuesday, calling on the government to “reset relationships with the Russian Federation and significantly cut diplomat numbers at the Russian embassy…

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 (FILES) In this file photo taken on December 3, 2018 Real Madrid’s president Florentino Perez poses upon arrival at the 2018 Ballon d’Or award ceremony at the Grand Palais in Paris.FRANCK FIFE / AFP Newly appointed president of the European Super League and current president of Real Madrid, Florentino Perez has defended the controversial breakaway league as a necessity to salvage the dwindling financial resources of clubs.Perez is adamant the league will go ahead as planned whether club giants like Paris Saint-German or Bayern Munich agree to join or not.In an interview on Monday night with El Chiringuito TV, the Real…

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Opposition figure Lyubov Sobol walks away from a court building after being handed a one year community service suspended sentence over charges for trespassing and violenceDimitar DILKOFF / AFP A Russian court on Thursday sentenced an ally of jailed opposition politician Alexei Navalny to one year of community service for trying to enter the home of an alleged security agent he said took part in his poisoning.  Navalny in December said he had tricked an alleged chemical weapons expert with the Federal Security Service (FSB) into admitting that the domestic intelligence agency had sought to kill him last summer…

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A health worker takes a nasal swab sample of a passenger for the Covid-19 coronavirus test after arriving at a railway platform on a long-distance train, in Mumbai on April 14, 2021.Punit PARANJPE / AFP India added a record 200,000 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, official data showed Thursday, as the country’s huge second wave accelerates. The number of new infections in a day has more than doubled since early April, with a cumulative total 14.1 million cases. India also added 1,038 deaths in the past day, taking the total to almost 175,000, the health ministry…

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In this file photo taken on January 08, 2020, the Google logo at the 2020 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada. Google on March 16, 2021, said it will halve the controversial fee it charges developers at its online shop for digital content tailored for Android-powered mobile devices./ AFP US tech giant Google on Wednesday launched a new cloud data hub in Warsaw — its first in Central and Eastern Europe — with an investment of nearly $2.0 billion (1.7 billion euros). Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki hailed the new hub saying it would ensure “better service from…

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(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 27, 2004 President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, listens during a press conference at the end of the Sommet de la Francophonie in Ouagadougou. Issouf SANOGO / AFP The exiled former president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, is to be tried for the murder of the man he ousted in a 1987 coup, Thomas Sankara, lawyers told AFP on Tuesday. The case was sent to the military tribunal in the capital Ouagadougou after the charges against Compaore and the other main alleged perpetrators were confirmed, 34 years after the death of the cult figure,…

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In this file photo taken on October 24, 2020 Real Madrid president Florentino Perez attends the Spanish League football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona. LLUIS GENE / AFP Florentino Perez has been re-elected unopposed as president of Real Madrid for a sixth term, the Spanish champions announced on Tuesday. The 74-year-old was the only name in the running since the window for potential candidates to apply opened at the start of the month. A club statement said: “A single candidate was validated by the electoral committee….and D. Florentino Perez Rodriguez is proclaimed…

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