Football legend, Diego Maradona dies at age 60

One of the greatest football players of all time, Diego Armando Maradona has died at the age of 60. The former Argentina attacking midfielder and manager suffered a heart attack at his Buenos Aires home. He had successful surgery on a brain blood clot earlier in November and was to be treated for alcohol dependency. Maradona was captain when Argentina won the 1986 World Cup, scoring the famous ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the quarter-finals. Maradona played for Barcelona and Napoli during his club career, winning two Serie…

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Nigerians in Canada carpet FG for freezing #EndSARS promoters’ accounts

A group known as Coalition of Nigerians in Canada (CONIC) has condemned the Federal Government’s decision to freeze the bank accounts of about 20 #EndSARS protesters. The group described the government’s action as obnoxious and a confirmation that it had resorted to intimidation and harassment of real and imaginary enemies. It threatened to call on the Canadian government to intervene and impose economic and diplomatic sanctions on the Nigerian government “if need be.” CONIC, in a statement signed by its coordinators, Yemi Adegbite, Kemi Amusan and Femi Boyede, expressed disappointment…

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US election: Joe Biden promises unity in victory speech

America’s presidential election winner, Joe Biden has said it is “time to heal” the US in his first speech as president-elect, vowing not to divide but to unify the country. “Let’s give each other a chance,” he said at an event in Delaware addressing those who did not vote for him. Biden defeated incumbent President Donald Trump following a cliff-hanger vote count after Tuesday’s election. President Trump has yet to concede and has not spoken publicly since his defeat was announced while he was playing golf. The result makes Mr…

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Two Nigerians win in US election

The United States of America’s general elections have recorded two Nigerian-Americans that won the respective positions they contested for. Although, about nine Nigerian-Americans vied for different positions in the election, but two have been declared winner. At the federal level, Oye Owolewa, whose father is from Kwara and mother from Oyo, is aiming for a ‘shadow’ (non-voting) seat in the House of Representatives. The 31-year-old politician Wednesday won the election. Similarly, Esther Agbaje, has been elected into the Minnesota House of Representatives. She pulled a total of 17,396 votes, which…

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Typhoon Goni batters Philippines, leaves 16 dead

At least 16 people have reportedly lost their lives to the most powerful typhoon to hit the Philippines this year. Tens of thousands of homes were also destroyed, officials said Monday, as communications to the worst-hit areas remained cut off. Catanduanes Island and nearby Albay province on the most populous island of Luzon bore the brunt of Typhoon Goni which was packing maximum sustained wind speeds of 225 kilometres (140 miles) per hour when it slammed into the east coast on Sunday. Ferocious winds and torrential rain toppled power lines,…

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U.S. Navy SEAL rescues an American hostage in Nigeria

US forces have rescued an American hostage in Nigeria, the Pentagon said Saturday. The man, Philip Walton, aged 27 was abducted in Niger and taken across the border to Nigeria, where US forces freed him without suffering any casualties, it said. The SEALs rescued Walton after killing a number of his captors. SEAL Team 6 was chosen for the operation because they are responsible for West Africa, says reports. “The United States is committed to the safe return of all US citizens taken captive,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a…

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Legendary James Bond actor, Sean Connery dies at 90

‌ Sean Connery, the legendary British actor known for playing the fictional spy, James Bond in films, has died at the age of 90. The Scottish actor, who was knighted in 2000, won numerous awards during his decades-spanning career, including an Oscar, three Golden Globes and two Bafta awards. Tributes immediately began pouring in for Connery who was considered one of the greatest movie stars of his generation. Connery claimed his Oscar in 1988 for best supporting actor for his role as an Irish cop in “The Untouchables”. He also…

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Covid-19: President Trump returns to White House

President of the United States of America, Donald Trump has made a dramatic return to the White House to continue his treatment for coronavirus after a three-night hospital stay at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Washington DC. In a photo via Twitter, the president removed his mask on the balcony of the White House, where several staff and aides have tested positive for the virus in recent days. “Feeling really good!” Mr Trump tweeted earlier. “Don’t be afraid of Covid. Don’t let it dominate your life.” The US has…

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Man slits open pregnant wife’s belly to check baby’s gender

  Pannalal, a 43- year-old Indian father of five girls, sliced open his pregnant wife’s stomach hoping to confirm she was having a boy. He attacked his wife, Anita Devi, on Saturday night at their home in UP’s Budaun district, leaving her in a pool of blood. Anita’s family told investigators that the husband attacked and cut open her stomach to “know the gender” of the child. Though the baby in the womb was unhurt, Anita’s condition deteriorated due to severe damage to her insides and excessive bleeding. The woman…

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