Container-laden vehicle falls in Lagos, claims one life

Dr. Olufemi Oke-Osanyintolu, the Director-General of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, said an accident involving a 40ft container-laden articulated vehicle had claimed one life, while two people sustained injuries. The accident occurred in Ogudu area of the state. Oke-Osanyintolu made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos on Saturday. According to him, on arrival at the scene at Ogudu Under Bridge inward Ojota, it was observed that there was a lone vehicle – a Mack truck loaded with 2x20ft containers. He said: “Further…

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Sancho makes more history with 25th Bundesliga goal for Dortmund

Jadon Sancho has made more history at Borussia Dortmund by recording a 25th Bundesliga goal before reaching his 20th birthday. The England international was on target once more in his latest outing against Union Berlin. There were just 13 minutes on the clock when Sancho opened the scoring for Lucien Favre’s title hopefuls. That effort was a 12th of the season for the highly-rated winger in the German top-flight. It also took him to a notable landmark – one achieved while still in his teens. No player in Bundesliga history…

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EPL: Fernandes’ United ends in draw as Liverpool open up 22 points lead

Bruno Fernandes’ Manchester United debut ended in a goalless Premier League draw against Wolves at Old Trafford. The Portugal midfielder, signed from Sporting Lisbon for £47m on Thursday, had a steady game, showing his potential by testing Wolves goalkeeper and compatriot Rui Patricio on numerous occasions. Fernandes should have done better when he laced a first-time shot at Patricio in the first half, while at the other end Adama Traore flashed a shot narrowly wide, reports the BBC. Fernandes’ free-kick towards the top corner was comfortable for Patricio, who almost…

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JUST IN: Benue strange disease death toll hits five, 100 others in critical condition

From: Cephas Iorhemen, Makurdi   The death toll in the strange sickness ravaging parts of Oju and Obi local government areas of Benue State has hit five with more than 100 others down with the sickness. Caretaker Chairperson of Oju Local Government Council, Mrs. Alicia Eru, who disclosed this while giving an update of the disease to journalists, also hinted that 24 of the victims have tested positive for hepatitis B. “The people that are down with the ailment in the village are more than 100; six victims are lying…

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Kaduna confirms another Lassa fever case

Kaduna State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Amina Mohammed Baloni has confirmed a new case of Lassa fever in the State‎. In a statement on Saturday, she said the new victim of the fever in the state is one 34-year-old male from Kajuru Local Government Area. Dr Baloni also said the state had recorded a total of 23 cases so far, 15 test results have come back negative while six cases were pending. ‎“This brings the number of confirmed cases to two in Kaduna State, as the first victim has died…

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Billionaires bombard US presidential campaign with hundreds of millions in cash

Two billionaire Democratic presidential hopefuls, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, collectively spent about $389 million last year on their campaigns, more than the rest of the remaining Democratic field combined, according to disclosures filed on Friday.Bloomberg launched his campaign in November and spent more than $188 million in two months, a sum sourced entirely from his personal wealth.Steyer, who was also considered a late addition to the field of candidates when he launched his campaign in July, spent $201 million in 2019 which largely came from $202.5 million of his…

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Billionaires bombard US presidential campaign with hundreds of millions in cash

Two billionaire Democratic presidential hopefuls, Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer, collectively spent about $389 million last year on their campaigns, more than the rest of the remaining Democratic field combined, according to disclosures filed on Friday.Bloomberg launched his campaign in November and spent more than $188 million in two months, a sum sourced entirely from his personal wealth.Steyer, who was also considered a late addition to the field of candidates when he launched his campaign in July, spent $201 million in 2019 which largely came from $202.5 million of his…

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Gunmen kidnap NBA Vice Chairperson in Taraba

Vice Chairperson of Nigerian Bar Association in Taraba State, Zainab Kishimi, has been kidnapped.Kishimi, who is also a senior member of the International Federation of Female Lawyers, was seized around 8:00pm on Friday from her residence behind Central Bank in Jalingo, the state capital; according to a close family friend, reports Sahara Reporters.He said: “Zainab Kishimi, Vice Chairperson of the Nigerian Bar Association, Jalingo Branch, was abducted from her house at about 8:00pm last night.“It is sad and terrible that a principal state counsel with the Ministry of Justice could…

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US blocks Green Cards for Nigerians, 5 other nationals

Ndubuisi Ugah, with agency reports President Donald Trump’s administration Friday announced its anticipated travel restriction on Nigeria and its citizens, alongside nationals of five other countries, blocking them from migrating to the United States to live.The administration’s policy also blocks immigration from Eritrea, Myanmar and Kyrgyzstan in an expansion of its controversial policy blocking travel from seven other nations announced when President Donald Trump took office.According to reporting by the ‘Washington Street Journal’, in the new policy, the citizens of these countries will not be able to apply for any…

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