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Banditry Left Us With 500 Widows, 1,600 Orphans –Katsina Traditional Leader

Activities of armed bandits in Batsari Local Government Area of Katsina State have killed many men and women, forcing no fewer than 500 women to become widows and over 1,600 children to become orphans, district head of Batsari, Alhaji Muhammad Mu’azu, has said. According to PUNCH, Mu’azu said about four million cows, which are mainly bulls, were rustled by bandits in the area. He said, “The losses are unquantifiable. I cannot actually quantify the losses in terms of monetary value. I will only say the monetary losses are in millions of naira. For instance, how much can bring back those who were killed by the bandits? You cannot quantify the loss of a single human being in terms of naira and kobo. “Yet, we have lost over 300 people to the bandits. The bandits killed our innocent, able-bodied men and women. Specifically, the bandits have killed at least 300 men. Because of the deaths, we now have no fewer than 500 widows and 1,600 orphans. “Also, the model school where the internally d…

Dubai Firm Bars Nigerians From Applying For Job After Arrest Of Hushpuppi, Others

A Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based company, Shirley Recruitment Consultants, has released details for recruitment of merchandisers and stated that Nigerians were exempted from applying. This comes days after Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi and other Nigerians were arrested for Internet fraud in Dubai and extradited to the United States. Apart from being blacklisted from applying for jobs in some Dubai firms, Nigerians have also been barred from applying for tourist visa to the Arabian tourist hub.  In a letter, the UAE authorities made it known that Nigerian passport holders were not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the country in the meantime. “Dear applicant, Thank you for contacting us. Unfortunately, your visa application has been rejected as Nigerian passport holders are not permitted to obtain a tourism visa to the UAE in the meantime,” part of the letter read. Hushpuppi is accused by the Federal Bereau of Investigation in the US of scamming several indi…

Trump Boat Parade Breaks Guinness World Record with Over 3,000 Vessels

”A boat parade honoring President Donald Trump over the Fourth of July weekend in South Carolina may have broken the world record, with thousands of vessels taking part. The “Trump Boat Parade” was held at Lake Murray on Sunday. Organizers originally thought around 1,500 boats would take part in the event, which was a display of support for the president. More than 2,700 people said they would be attending the event on its Facebook page, with nearly 5,000 more expressing a possible interest. You Might Like “This event will be the largest Parade in the history of Lake Murray, SC and quite possibly anywhere in the world,” a description on the events page read.Ads by “Join us and thousands of other proud Americans from 7 states as of now as we show support of Donald Trump and for what he is doing for our great country.” The organizers have now claimed that as many as 3,400 boats took part in the 20-mile parade. “According to the 3rd party company whose expertise is count…

Fire engulfs US warship in San Diego

A large fire engulfed the USS Bonhomme Richard in San Diego’s naval base on Sunday, injuring at least one fire fighter and several sailors according to initial reports. The fire appeared to be confined to inside the ship’s upper decks and smoke billowed from much of the vessel as several small boats attempts to spray water to slow down the fire. The Bonhomme Richard was launched in 1997 and is Wasp class landing helicopter dock (LHD) or amphibious assault ship, a type of ship built from the early 1980s to 2005. There are eight similar American ships, including the Kearsarge and Iwo Jima. It is capable of moving an entire US Marine Corps expeditionary unit and ships like this have routinely been deployed to the Persian Gulf and other areas. The Bonhomme Richard completed a mission in the Persian Gulf in 2005 and was again in the Gulf in 2007. She also deployed for operations in Iraq in 2003. The ship is named after an earlier ship that fought in the US Revolutionary War and was comman…

José Mourinho wins but derby leaves fog of confusion over north London

fter all the optimistic talk, the north-London derby was a sobering reminder for Arsenal of just how much still needs to be done, just how pervasive are the problems Mikel Arteta inherited. And while thevictory lifted Tottenham above Arsenal, and for all this in some respects resembled a classic José Mourinho mugging, it was a result that did little to clear the doubts about the manager and his approach.
Spurs won because their defence were less chaotic than Arsenal’s but the picture, really, was of two attacks seeking an identity. At least it was possible to discern a Tottenham attack, which wasn’t the case against Evertonor Bournemouth. But the worry is that Mourinho is a manager who believes in organising his defence and essentially allowing his forwards to improvise. He prefers to mentally condition his players to make the right decisions, rather than precisely structuring attacks as Jürgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola do. Neither goal stemmed from any invention on Tottenham’s part. To…

COVID-19: South Africa Re-Imposes Curfew As Infections Spike

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday re-imposed a night curfew and suspended alcohol sales as coronavirus infections spiked and the health system risked being overwhelmed. “As we head towards the peak of infections, it is vital that we do not burden our clinics and hospitals with alcohol-related injuries that could have been avoided,” Ramaphosa said in a televised address to the nation. Details later…

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Sudan bans FGM as it breaks with hardline Islamist policies

Sudan is to ban female genital mutilation (FGM), cancel prohibitions against religious conversion from Islam and permit non-Muslims to consume alcohol in a decisive break with almost four decades of hardline Islamist policies, its justice minister has said.
The transitional government which took over after the Sudanese autocrat Omar al-Bashir was toppled last year has faced stiff opposition from conservatives who thrived under the former regime but the prime minister, Abdalla Hamdok, appears to have accelerated the pace of reforms following calls from pro-democracy groups for faster change. Last week the finance, foreign, energy and health ministers were replaced as part of a reshuffle and Sudan’s police chief and his deputy, both seen by pro-democracy groups as close to Bashir’s regime, were also fired. Hamdok, who leads the administration of technocrats under an awkward, 39-month power-sharing agreement between the military and civilian groups, said the reshuffle was intended to “ad…

Kelechi Iheanacho on a battle for champions league qualification

"The race is on." Kelechi Iheanacho coolly throws down the gauntlet with Manchester United for a top-four finish. "Anyone can get into the top four, anyone can get into the top six."
In an exclusive interview with Sky Sports, the Leicester forward expressed his admiration for United's current form - which has seen the Foxes' eight-point lead slashed to one since the restart.
"Bruno [Fernandes] is a top player. They've got Marcus Rashford and Paul Pogba back in the team now. They're flying. But that's not what we need to worry about. We just need to focus on our games."
Before lockdown, the Foxes were cruising to a third-place finish - guaranteeing Champions League football next season. But with just one win from five games since the restart, coupled with Chelsea and Manchester United finding their groove, the race for Europe looks set to go to the wire. A spate of injuries to key players James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Ricardo haven&#…

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