Benue Elections: PDP Wins All Local Govt And Councillorship Seats

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has triumphed in the just concluded local government elections in Benue State. This comes as the Benue State Independent Electoral Commission (SIEC) declared the candidates of the PDP as winners of all the 23 chairmanships and 276 councillorship seats in the state. Chairman of Benue SIEC, Tersoo Joseph, announced the results of the elections on Sunday at the commission’s Headquarters in Makurdi, the state capital. The PDP and four other political parties fielded candidates in the polls which held on Saturday. Joseph said the election…

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Obaseki Orders Investigations On Uwa’s Rape Case

Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has ordered for an investigation into the murder a 100-level student of the Department of Microbiology, University of Benin (UNIBEN), Vera Uwaila Omozuwa. The 22-year-old student was reported to have been raped inside a church where she went to read at the Ikpoba Hill area of Benin City, the Edo State Capital. The men were reported to have struck her in the head with a fire extinguisher after raping her and left her for dead. She was rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital…

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America Cannot Lecture Africans On Human Right|Racism

• [Written by Tafi Mhaka] Seated in the unenviable squalor of my modest, sparsely furnished living room, deep in the southern end of “shithole” Africa, as American President Donald Trump casually described it in January 2018, I have come to the firm conclusion that America is not qualified to lecture my continent on human rights and democracy. I have watched the video of the tragic, untimely death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota and have remained appalled at the brazen inhumanity demonstrated by the police in a “first world” democracy.…

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George Floyd Family Seek For Independent Autopsy

The family lawyers of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man who died in US police custody, have requested his body for an independent autopsy after the county coroner raised doubts about suffocation as the cause of death. The 46-year-old died on Monday after Derek Chauvin, a white officer in Minneapolis, pinned his neck down to the ground with his knee for nearly nine minutes. His death has sparked protests demanding justice across the United States. The Hennepin County medical examiner said the combined effects of being restrained, potential intoxicants in…

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SERAP Calls For Audit Of Various Loans Undertaken By FGN

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to provide the spending details of all loans obtained by his administration since May 29, 2015. In a letter to the President dated May 30, 2020, the group urged the Nigerian leader to use his leadership position and the opportunity of the fifth year anniversary of his government to grant its request. It called for an independent audit of all loans to resolve the purported allegations of mismanagement and corruption. SERAP also urged the President to publish the…

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Tu Face Idibia Reply To Dj Anyaloko

This is Tu-Face Idibia’s response when DJ Anyaloko asked him why he chose to marry Annie Idibia out of all the women in his life??? Hear him: “You see, Perro Adeniyi who gave birth to my first son graduated from a top UK University as a medical student and is now a doctor. She is very beautiful and intelligent from a very wealthy family and Sandra who gave birth to my other two kids is a dealer in expensive diamond and gold jewelries. She was already a multi-millionaire when I…

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George Floyd: Americans Protest Police Brutality Across Major Cities

Another round of protests is gripping major cities across the United States against police brutality and violence, especially against unarmed Black people.Several states have called in National Guard troops to help quell the protests, some of which have turned violent. Cities nationwide have also implemented curfews, but protesters appear undeterred. Protesters in Minneapolis, Minnesota, have pledged to continue until all four officers involved in the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man, are charged. Floyd died on Monday after a white officer knelt on his neck. Officer Derek Chauvin…

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COVID19: Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque Reopens After Months Of Closure

Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound has reopened to worshippers and visitors after more than two months of closure due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Council of Islamic Waqf, which oversees Muslim sites on the complex, cited the virus’s slowed local spread in lifting entry restrictions on Sunday. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/us-officially-launches-spacex-dragon-capsule/ But the Jordan-appointed council also imposed some precautionary measures to reduce the risk of contagion at Islam’s third-holiest site. Worshippers must wear face masks and bring personal prayer rugs should they wish to pray in the mosque or on the grounds.…

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Regina Daniels Reveals Been Pregnant

“I have never been this happy before”, these were the words of actress, Regina Daniels, now Mrs Ned Nwoko, as she gave fans a first glimpse of her baby bump. Yes! the Nollywood child actress has now revealed that she is about to become a mother. She took to Instagram on Saturday to share videos of her pregnant self, looking all glam in a black bodycon dress, in what was apparently the behind-the-scenes of a photoshoot. Captioning the videos, Regina wrote, “I have never been this happy before. This feeling…

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Bayern Munich 10 Point Clear On Bundesliga Table

Bayern Munich opened a 10-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday with a 5-0 drubbing of relegation-threatened Fortuna Dusseldorf behind closed doors with the league’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski scoring twice. Duesseldorf defender Mathias Joergensen scored an early own goal before Benjamin Pavard, Lewandowski (2) and Alphonso Davies hit the target. With five games left, Bayern, who have won their last eight league games, are comfortably on course for an eighth straight league title. However, second-placed Borussia Dortmund could trim their lead on Sunday at bottom side Paderborn.…

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Who Are We Fooling, Kogi Rejects NCDC COVID19 Update

Kogi state has, once again, responded to the Nigeria Centre of Disease Control’s reporting of COVID-19 within its territory. In a statement released by the state’s Commissioner for Health, Saka Audu, on Saturday, the state rejected NCDC’s reporting while describing it as “fictitious”. Read the statement below: THE PURPORTED COVID-19 CASES REPORTED FOR KOGI STATE: THE TRUTH AS WE KNOW IT. ● Nigerians are in the know of the stand off between Kogi State and NCDC that has been on for a while now, which is not unconnected to our…

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13 People Killed In Kaduna’s Bandit Attack

Thirteen people died on Friday when villagers fought back against armed cattle thieves in Katsina State where rustling has been on the increase. The spokesperson of the police in the state, Gambo Isah, confirmed this to Channels Television on Saturday. Also speaking to AFP, the PPRO noted that residents of four villages, organised in local militias, took on the livestock rustlers. “Thirteen people were killed and others injured in the process,” Isah said. “We keep telling people who are only armed with muskets and machetes to avoid confrontation with bandits…

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BREAKING: US Officially Launches SpaceX Dragon Capsule

Today marks a historic moment in the Technological Stride of the United States of America, as the Whitehouse Successfully launches #SpaceXDragonCapsule into Space. President Trump in a Worldwide broadcast congratulate Americans for achieving this breakthrough despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. He therefore promised justice would be saved innock #GeorgeFloyd Murder Case involving an Agent of the Minnesota Police Department. Read tweets from President Donald Trump Official Twitter account;

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President Trump Faces Blacklash Over Ties With WHO

US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN’s health agency during a pandemic, as the coronavirus surged in Latin America while Europe further reopened from lockdown. The EU called on Washington to reconsider its decision to permanently cut funding to the World Health Organization for its handling of the pandemic, which has devastated the global economy, infected nearly six million people and killed more than 364,000. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/social-media-president-trump-signs-executive-order/ “Now is the time for enhanced cooperation and common solutions,” the European Union…

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Social Media: President Trump Signs Executive Order

On Thursday, the US president Donald trump fulfilled his threat to “do something about social media” by signing executive order to that effect. Trump had threatened to silence social media platforms for what he claimed are “stifling free speech” and silencing conservatives. “This will be a Big Day for Social Media” he tweeted a few hours before he signed the executive order. The motive behind the order has centered on the events of Tuesday, when Twitter fact-checked him following his tweets calling mail-in voting fraud. Twitter attached a link under…

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Roger Federer Becomes Forbes Highest Paid Sportman

Roger Federer topped the 2020 Forbes magazine list of highest-paid global athletes announced Friday, leading the lineup for the first time with pre-tax earnings of $106.3 million (95.5 million euros). The Swiss tennis legend, a men’s record 20-time Grand Slam singles champion, becomes the first player from his sport atop the annual list since its 1990 debut, rising from fifth in 2019. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/covid-19-has-found-its-way-into-kogi-state/ Federer’s haul over the past 12 months included $100 million from appearances fees and endorsement deals plus $6.3 million in prize money. His previous best…

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CoVid-19 Has Found It’s Way Into Kogi State

The family of Kogi state’s coronavirus index case has asked the state government not “to deny the obvious” about the presence of COVID-19 in the state. The Kogi state government and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) have recently differed on whether the state has recorded a COVID-19 case. While the NCDC reported two cases on Wednesday for the state, the government maintained the results were “fraudulent”. READ ALSO:https://theemage.com/georgefloyd-derek-chauvins-wife-wants-divorce/ In a statement released on Friday, the Ejibunu family confirmed that the index case is the Chief Imam of Kabba,…

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#GeorgeFloyd: DEREK CHAUVIN’S WIFE WANTS DIVORCE

Na the matter we dey America the settle now. The wife of Derek Chauvin, who was just charged with 3rd degree murder after the death of George Floyd, has filed for divorce. Derk Chauvin Who is reported to have been a racists for a very long time and has a long time profile history of assaults on black men. He had also killed 3 people during his time as a Minneapolis Police officer,people claimed he should have been charged with First degree murder had he had known Floyd for 17…

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#Justice4Tina: Police Begins Investigations

The Police on Friday ordered an investigation into the circumstances that led to the death of 17-year-old Tina Ezekwe. Tina was shot by a policeman on Tuesday and was rushed to a hospital where she eventually died on Thursday evening. On Friday, #JusticeForTina was a trending topic on Twitter. The Nigerian police have a well-documented history of extrajudicial killings. In a video posted by Oworo TV on Twitter, a female body is being dragged amid a screaming, hysterical crowd.

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German Chancellor Declines President Trump Invite For In- Person G7 Summit

A German government spokesman has confirmed that Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of world leaders that President Donald Trump has suggested he will host in the United States despite concerns over the coronavirus. Leaders from the G7 had been scheduled to meet by videoconference in late June after the pandemic scuttled plans to gather in-person at Camp David, the US presidential retreat. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/israeli-police-kills-unnamed-pakistanian-in-east-jerusalem/ Trump last week, however, indicated that he could hold the huge gathering after all, “primarily at the White House” but also…

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Israeli Police Kills Unarmed Pakistanian In East Jerusalem

Israeli police have shot and killed an unarmed Palestinian near the Old City in occupied East Jerusalem. The slain man, 32-year-old Iyad el-Hallak, attended and worked at a school for people with special needs in the Old City, close to the spot where he was shot on Saturday morning, according to Palestinian news agency Wafa. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/biafra-plans-to-deal-with-trucks-carrying-northerners-to-s-east-and-s-south/ A relative, who spoke to The Associated Press news agency on condition of anonymity, said el-Hallak was mentally disabled and was heading to the school. Israeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said the…

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We Are Not Thinking Of Opening Schools Now -PTF

The Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 has reacted to reports that schools across the country are going to reopen on June 8, 2020, amid the coronavirus pandemic. Briefing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday, The Minister of State for Education, Emeka Nwajiuba who is a member of the PTF, noted that the reports are false as the Federal Government is yet to decide on when schools would reopen. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/fgn-plans-reopening-of-schools-amidst-coronavirus-pandemic/ “The material that the Chairman of the PTF spoke about, which is an announcement purportedly from him that we are…

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COVID19: PTF Confirms Three Herbal Drugs Identified To Cure The Virus

The Presidential Task Force (PTF) on COVID-19 has announced that three out of the numerous claims of COVID-19 herbal cure have been identified and forwarded to relevant authorities for further investigation and validation. The Chairman of the PTF, Boss Mustapha made the announcement on Wednesday while briefing journalists in Abuja. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/kano-officially-ban-almajiri-system-of-education/ He said the validation was made by the Federal Ministry of Health after holding a virtual meeting with Nigerian Researchers and Scientists. He noted that the decision to meet with the researchers was also prompted by the…

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KANO officially Ban Almajiri System Of Education

Kano state government has formerly abolished the traditional Almajiri system of education in the state after completing arrangements to enroll all repatriated almajirai to Kano from other states into conventional educational system. At a COVID-19 media briefing, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje confirmed that over 1000 almajirai have so far been received from various states of the northern region. Channels Television had earlier reported that the Kano State Government had evacuated about 1,172 almajirai to their states of origin. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/president-trump-renews-desire-for-full-military-withdrawal-from-afghanistan/ More recently, these almajirai, all about 2000 of them where…

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Biafra Plans To Deal With Truck’s Carrying Northerners To S/East And S/South

Biafra Nations Youth League (BNYL) on Wednesday threatened to deal with any truck conveying northerners into South-south and South-East states. In a statement signed by the Deputy National Leader of BNYL, and Head of Operations, Biafra Broadcasting Service, BBS, Ebuta Takon Akor, the group said even those in trucks won’t be spared. READ ALSO: https://theemage.com/cbn-okay-reduction-of-rate-through-ofis/ According to the statement, some group members have been assigned at borders to keep watch on the trucks. The group lamented a bomb blast in Imo state, stating that it is yet to figure out…

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