Uwaila’s Rape: More Story about UNIBEN undergraduate raped and killed in RCCG Church.


This is sad! A first year Microbiology student of the University of Benin (UNIBEN), Uwaila Omozuwa has been confirmed dead after being raped and beaten inside her local church.

The 22-year-old student who goes to read everyday at The Redeemed Christian Church of God, Edo Province 10, Ikpoba Hill, Benin, was attacked with a fire extinguisher by unknown men on Wednesday, May 27.

A family source said Uwaila died on Saturday midnight at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) where she was rushed to after the attack.

He said;

“The church’s security officer had gone to collect the keys to the church from its keeper when he was told that there was someone in the church already.

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“He got to the church only to find Uwaila in a pool of blood and next to her was the fire extinguisher which was used to bash her face.

“He ran back to inform the key keeper and his wife, who went to the church to meet her lifeless, thinking she was dead. After careful observation, they noticed she moved her hand and quickly rushed her to the hospital.

“It was at the hospital that Uwaila revealed she was reading all alone when some unknown men came into the church , beat, raped and hit her head with a fire extinguisher. However, she later passed on.”

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Read some reactions from Nigerians on social media below…

“What a cruel world we live in. When i looked at her smiling pictures (Pre -death), I saw a life full of hope and grace. On the other hand, looking at her smashed skull made me cringe and cry at the wickedness in the hearts of men. R.I.P Uwa”

“Without a strong forensic lab & adequate record keeping, crime investigation will be a mirage for PoliceNG. Do we’ve register for sex offenders in Nigeria? Any for pedophiles? What about simple burglers (breaking & entry)? How can you solve crime without records?”

“I’m too tired/angry to even say something. Likeeeeee. Damn. Won’t be surprised if those men have been watching her movement for sometimes or if they are even a member of the church.”

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“Nigerians keep using Twitter & other social media platforms to demand justice, don’t go out there and take over the Aso rock like wat Americans did to d white house. Keep deceiving yourself with justice for this and that.. Go out and PROTEST. It can be me 2moro”

“Uwa was raped & brutalized in the church which should have been the safest place for anyone to be. How more careful can WOMEN be? Women are constantly being raped in the office, home, school, church, market etc. A rapist is the one with the problem.”


#Newsworthy…

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George Floyd’s Death: We seek independent autopsy – Family.

Legal team of George Floyd’s family asks for his body after coroner raises doubts about suffocation as cause of death.


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 the 46-year-old’s system and his underlying health issues, including heart disease, likely contributed to his death. It revealed nothing to support strangulation as the cause of death.

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There were no other details about intoxicants, and toxicology results can take weeks.

In response to the preliminary autopsy findings, Benjamin Crump, one of the lawyers representing Floyd’s family, said the legal team would hire Michael Baden, the former chief medical examiner of New York City, to do the independent autopsy.

Baden had also been retained to do an autopsy for Eric Garner, a Black man who died in 2014 after New York police placed him in a chokehold and he pleaded that he could not breathe.

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Crump said the preliminary findings were part of a pattern also seen in previous cases of deaths at the hands of police.

“We saw in the Eric Garner case, and so many other cases where they have people who work with the city workers come up with things that are such an illusion – he had asthma, he had a heart condition – all these things that are irrelevant when they were living, breathing, walking, talking, just fine until the police accosted them,” Crump said.

A bystander video of Monday’s incident shows Floyd pleading for help, repeatedly saying: “I can’t breathe.”

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Floyd eventually goes motionless, and Chauvin continues to kneel on Floyd’s neck for nearly three minutes despite appeals by bystanders to get off of him, according to court documents.

The four officers involved, including Chauvin, were fired on Tuesday. Chauvin was arrested and charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter on Friday, more than three days after the incident.


#Newsworthy…

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Why I cannot ask Man out – Adaku


Omotunde Adebowale-David, Nigerian actress and broadcaster, popularly known as Lolo, speaks to MOBOLA SADIQ about body positivity, the future of the entertainment industry and other issues…
Many on air personalities seem to have become actors. Why is it so?

On-air personalities are expressions of art, so it’s quite easy for them to become actors. There’s no way you would be a radio presenter that acting wouldn’t become a part of you. There are OAPs that can do voice-overs in three different accents.

Asides from Jenifa’s Diary, what other movies/TV series have you acted in?

I have done a lot of movies but maybe I have not played a lead role. I have even acted on stage. The only thing that made Jenifa’s Diary stand out was the frequency of the series. TV series make it easier to relate with the characters.

How would you describe your relationship with Funke Akindele-Bello?

Funke is my friend, producer and mentor. We have different kinds of relationships. Most times, I learn from her. I watch how she does her thing because she’s very hard-working. Funke is multifaceted when it comes to movie productions. Shouldn’t that kind of person be emulated? On set, she’s my boss and executive producer. And after filming, we return to our friendship and gists. But that doesn’t mean our friendship doesn’t respect our individual crafts.

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What’s your assessment of how entertainers are faring during the lockdown?

I can tell you that the entertainment industry is one of the hardest hit by the pandemic. Everybody that is engaged in the media stratosphere is affected. But I know that Nigerians are resilient and our creative industry is very creative. Nobody is going to lay on their back for long; we are still going to keep looking for ways to get ahead. Brands are still giving entertainers jobs because everyone is online. I’ve seen some entertainers starting new brands, so when challenges happen, we adapt to the times so we don’t get swallowed up.

What is the fate of entertainers who are not social media savvy?

One has to move with the times or else one would become a dinosaur. I can assure you that if one does not keep up with social media, in the next couple of year s, one would not have a brand. The youth have migrated online. They can watch all our shows on their phones, so if one is not represented in that space, how is one going to cope? If the likes of Ali Baba, Richard Mofe-Damijo, Sola Sobowale still make themselves relevant on social media, why shouldn’t one be in that space?

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Do you think that entertainers undergo cosmetic surgery due to the pressures of social media and the entertainment industry?

How one sees the perfection of oneself has nothing to do with social media. It just has to do with how one mentally sees oneself. If one has low self-esteem and does not deal with it, one would suffer a form of mental breakdown, with or without social media. Social media only aggravates the issues and make one focus on things that kill one’s self-esteem. People put themselves under unnecessary pressure and actors have learnt to take photos with the best light and angles. For example, I can tuck my stomach in for one minute to take a picture and a young person out there would look at it (photo) and feel pressured. I may be wearing waist trainers that are as hard as iron and another person out there would be wishing she had my figure.

However, that doesn’t take away from the fact that social media contributes to the thirst for cosmetic surgery because what one sees every day can form a pattern of behaviour.

In the entertainment industry, if there’s a specification of the kind of figure and complexion for a certain role, some ladies would start to bleach to meet up. I was once on a movie set and an uneducated person told me my dark complexion was not good for the camera.

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Have you ever felt the need for cosmetic surgery?

I am the worst person to answer such a question because I have attained a level in life where I know what matters. Our body is just a case that houses the spirit and soul. So, how much value can one put on something that is fleeting? When I was 15, I knew how my face looked. Now that I’m in my forties, it is natural that face would look different?

If I ever do cosmetic surgery, then, there must be other reasons beyond beauty, though I don’t judge people that do it.

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At 43, are you still open to love?

Firstly, I don’t feel pressured to marry. If one has made a mistake once, the best thing is to settle down and choose better. It’s not like I have never had offers; I just think that I’ve not seen the ideal person. When the right person comes along, why not? However, I may not go public about my marriage.

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Do you think it would be easy to find a partner that wouldn’t be intimidated by your success?

If a man is intimidated by my success, that’s the easiest form of elimination and that means he’s not the one for me. If at this stage, I have to explain my success to a man, then I’m not the woman he should be asking for marriage. I believe that whoever marries a woman like me must see it as a blessing. I want to marry someone that has time for a relationship.

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Do you think that ladies should woo men they like?

I’m very old school when it comes to that but a woman can make herself available or visible. I don’t think that I‘ll want to ask a man out. But there is a way one can be around the person that even if he is shy, he would summon the courage to talk. If you tell a man that you like him and he doesn’t like you; that’s worse for women. A woman would take it more personal.

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What’s your take on body shaming plus-sized people?

I’m sorry about what the world is turning to because wonderful things are made to look bad. People are born with different body structures. I wonder why people shame others if the person in question is comfortable in their own skin. Why should you detest someone because they don’t look like you? I tell plus-sized people that their health should be a priority for them above any other thing. I’m on the plus size and I have maintained a particular weight to the best of my ability. I had to choose being healthy and that’s not because I don’t like my body. I don’t even want to be skinny; I just want to be fit enough. There are different types of breasts. Some people are naturally busty and that is not a function of their diet. I have been wearing brassieres since I was in elementary school. As of that time, my breasts had developed to the point that I needed to wear a bra. Society’s standard of beauty is always changing, so I tell women not to be pressured. As long as you’re beautiful, just do what is good for your health. Women are not like balloons that should be increased and reduced at will.


#Newsworthy…

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MP3: King P – Shora (ft Jamo Pyper) | Lyrics

Basking from the recently released “Kinging EP” by KingP was this dope street banger titled “Shora” featuring the fast-rising singer, Jamo Pyper.

The new song is produced by Tefa.


Year: 2020

Song: Shora (Beware)

Artist: King P

Album: Kinging [EP]

Feat: Jamo Pyper

Prod: Tefa



ft jamo pyper

Lyrics•


#NobleSong

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MP3: King P – Igba (ft Olamide x Jamo Pyper) | Lyrics

Offing from the successful release of “Kinging EP” by the versatile Nigerian artist, KingP we have this blazing hip-hop jam titled ‘Igba‘ which literally means “Time.”

The song was produced by Pheelz and features YBNL boss, Olamide along with the newest kid on the block, Jamo Pyper.


Year: 2020

Song: Igba (Time)

Artist: King P

Album: Kinging [EP]

Feat: Olamide x Jamo Pyper

Prod:



ft Olamide x jamo pyper

Lyrics•


#NobleSong

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Breaking: Pakistan set to repay debt with huge loan request


The Pakistan government has decided to seek biggest-ever loan in country’s history to repay its

The Pakistan government has decided to seek biggest-ever loan in country’s history to repay its whopping foreign debt as the Finance Ministry mulling borrowing $15 billion in foreign loans during the next financial year, N.Rs quote sources on Sunday.

The sources said that the huge loan will be taken from the Asian Development Bank, China, Saudi Arabia and other financial institutions.

It is estimated that nearly $10 billion will be used to return the maturing loans while remaining money will become part of the external public debt which soared to $86.4 billion as of end-March this year.

New loans will be obtained to repay old ones as per the debt repayment scheduled while in the next fiscal year Pakistan government has to repay the $10 billion as the number of interest payments on loans has been multiplying.

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As per media reports, the External Debt in Pakistan decreased to 109949 USD Million in the first quarter of 2020 from 111047 USD million in the fourth quarter of 2019. It is pertinent to note that in Pakistan, external debt is a part of the total debt that is owed to creditors outside the country.

There are several indicators to which the government has decided to take the biggest-ever loan in the history of Pakistan, including Covid-19 impact on the economy and since pandemic hit the country there has been economic slowdown that forcing Pakistan to cut the key interest rate further to 8 percent while rupee value hitting a record low.

The State Bank said wholesale inflation eased to near 2-year low, and Pakistan’s inflation rate at a 10-month low of 9.5 per cent while Moody’s changed Pakistan outlook to stable.

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Pakistan and IMF

Pakistan and the IMF since 1958 have signed 21 agreements including the 12 Stand-by Agreements (SBAs) or as in economists call bail-outs with the IMF. It is relevant to mention here that these SABs have to be repaid within 3.5 and 5 years but due to the COVID-19.

In April 2020, Pakistan got its unexpected economic relief amid COVID-19. On April 16, IMF under its Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) scheme approved a loan of $1.4 billion for Pakistan.


#Newsworthy…

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COVID-19: 553 highest daily infections as total cases near 10,000


On the 30th of May 2020, 553 new confirmed cases and 12 deaths were recorded in Nigeria
No new state has reported a case in the last 24 hours.

Till date, 9855 cases have been confirmed, 2856 cases have been discharged and 273 deaths have been recorded in 35 states and the Federal Capital Territory

The 553 new cases are reported from 15 states – Lagos (378), FCT (52), Delta (23), Edo (22), Rivers (14), Ogun (13), Kaduna (12), Kano (9), Borno (7), Katsina (6), Jigawa (5), Oyo (5), Yobe (3), Plateau (3), Osun (1)


#Newsworthy…

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Despite Serie A clubs interest, Bellerin Prefers Arsenal stay


It’s one of the more regular fixtures of any transfer window – that Hector Bellerin is being eyed up by one or two Italian sides, or his former club Barcelona.

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Rarely does the Spaniard avoid finding his name in the headlines around summer time, with various claims of him seeking a ‘fresh challenge’ or a ‘more ambitious club’ cropping up frequently.

However, what we’ve come to see more of since his return from a long-term injury would suggest otherwise; a suggestion that is being backed up by ESPN.

More than ever, Bellerin has appeared focussed on Mikel Arteta’s project in north London, acting as the club’s Professional Footballers’ Association delegate and working closely with the Gunners hierarchy to find a solution to the pay-cut saga.

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His role was vital in those discussions, despite finding himself in the tricky position of needing to balance the players’ needs as well as maintaining the harsh realities of the club’s precarious financial situation. In the end a solution was met, much due to Bellerin’s intervention

With all that behind the club for now, the report from ESPN claims that Bellerin is ‘fully invested’ in his manager’s project at the club, understanding his vision for the Gunners’ future and being fully behind its pathway.

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The likes of Juventus and Inter have been the most recent clubs to harbour some amount of interest in the right-back, but any fears of an Emirates departure this summer can be put to bed, so it would seem.

A cruciate ligament rupture followed by a hamstring injury shortly after have curtailed Bellerin’s season, but with those troubles behind him, he’s started all five of Arsenal’s most recent Premier League fixtures. One of those came as captain away at Chelsea, where he scored a last-minute equaliser for his side.


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SpaceX’s Screwed Launch Save America’s Status.


You never know what you’ve got til it’s gone. And if you don’t believe that, consider the national jubilation at 3:22 PM EDT Saturday afternoon, when an American rocket carrying an American crew lifted off from American soil for the first time since 2011, carrying astronauts Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station (ISS). The successful launch comes just a few days after Wednesday’s initial attempt was scrubbed due to weather.

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The last time there was this kind of U.S. hoopla for a mere flight to low-Earth orbit might have been the first time, on February 20, 1962, when John Glenn became the first American to orbit the planet. Orbital flight has since become routine, with 135 missions flown by the space shuttle fleet alone. But when the last shuttle was retired in 2011, America became a grounded nation—even a humbled nation—reduced to hitching rides aboard Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft at a cool $80 million a seat. So Saturday’s launch, aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Crew Dragon spacecraft, sends one signal more powerfully than any other: when it comes to space, America is back.

“This is a big moment in time,” said NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine in a press conference earlier this week. “It’s been nine years since we’ve had this opportunity.”

It’s not just the fact that America is flying again, it’s the way that it’s flying. Saturday’s launch was the result of 10 years of work under NASA’s commercial crew program, an initiative begun in 2010 to get the space agency out of the business of flying astronauts to and from low-Earth orbit and turn the job over to private companies. NASA would then buy the services of the commercial providers like any other customer, freeing up the space agency to concentrate its human-exploration efforts on crewed missions to the moon and Mars. The space agency concedes that for today’s flight it is in many ways the junior partner.

“SpaceX is controlling the vehicle, there’s no fluff about that,” said Norm Knight, a NASA flight operations manager, in a conversation with the Associated Press.

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But in truth, the program was never truly as private-sector as it seemed. After NASA selected both SpaceX and Boeing to develop and build the new crew vehicles, it paid the companies $6.8 billion—$2.6 billion to SpaceX and $4.2 billion to Boeing—in research and development funding, and contracted with them to ferry cargo and crew to the space station once they had built working ships.

Both companies were supposed to begin flying crews as early as 2016, and both are clearly well behind schedule. Boeing looked like it might be the first out of the gate after the uncrewed test launch of its CST-100 Starliner in December 2019. But while the spacecraft made it safely both to orbit and back home, a software failure caused it to use too much maneuvering fuel, preventing it from achieving its principal objective of docking with the ISS. Boeing now needs to repeat the uncrewed flight—and get it right this time—before it will be permitted to carry astronauts. That left the field clear for SpaceX to be first—an opening it took advantage of with Saturday’s launch.

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Credit for SpaceX’s big win goes in large measure to the company’s proven line of hardware, including its workhorse Falcon 9 rocket. Counting its maiden flight in June 2010, it had 83 launches before today’s, in some cases ferrying satellites to orbit for paying customers, in other cases making cargo runs to the ISS. Part of the secret of the Falcon 9’s reliability is its simplicity. Rather than design entirely different rockets for different payload sizes, SpaceX goes by a simple more-is-better rule. Its first rocket, the Falcon, used a single engine, powered by kerosene and liquid oxygen. The Falcon 9, true to its name, uses a cluster of 9 of the same engines; and the Falcon Heavy, the bruiser of the SpaceX fleet, lifts off under the power of a whopping 27 engines, arranged in three clusters of nine.

What further sets the Falcon 9 apart from its competitors—such as United Launch Alliance’s Atlas V or Europe’s Ariane 5—is its reusable first stage. Instead of just dumping the spent stage in the ocean when the rocket is partway to space, SpaceX designs its first stages to fly back to a landing platform and touch down on extendable legs, allowing them to be refurbished and re-used. So far, there have been 41 such successful landings, and 31 first stages have flown more than once. The result: cost savings. SpaceX advertises its services at $62 million per launch, compared to $165 million for Atlas or Ariane.

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The Dragon spacecraft is similarly reusable. The Cargo version of the spacecraft has been flown 22 times—21 of which involved resupply missions to the space station. Nine of the launches have involved vehicles that already had undergone at least one previous flight. The interior space of the Crew Dragon is configurable to hold from two to seven astronauts. It stands 8.1 m (26.7 ft) tall and is 4 m (13 ft) wide. That’s a big jump over the old Apollo spacecraft at 3.2 m (10.5 ft) tall and and 4 m (13 ft) across. And again, while the very purpose of the commercial crew program was get the government out of the business of designing spacecraft for low-Earth orbit, no one pretends that with NASA’s own astronauts in the seats, the space agency itself would not be at least a collaborator in the design process.

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“[SpaceX] had this vision of how the Crew Dragon should look, feel and operate,” says John Posey, lead engineer for NASA’s Crew Dragon team. “But we had two-way communication as we started building components, testing components, test flying components, just making sure that we were always working together and coming in towards the best, optimized solution.”

Behnken and Hurley were good choices for the maiden Dragon mission. Both are veterans of two space shuttle missions, and Hurley, fittingly, was one of the crew members aboard the final space shuttle mission in 2011. Despite all that, once they reach the ISS, they will be just two more crew members, the 64th such crew to launch to the station in the 20 years it has been continuously occupied. They will join NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonauts Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner, getting the station’s crew complement closer to its customary six.

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Behnken’s and Hurley’s stay will be relatively short, as space station visits go. They will remain aboard for at least a month, though in no case will they remain for longer than 110 days, since the current Crew Dragon is not rated for a longer stay in the punishing environment of space. (Ultimately, the Dragon will be required to be certified for a 210-day stay.) Part of what will determine when the two new arrivals will come home will be the progress Boeing makes in developing its Starliner. There are only two docking ports aboard the station; one is now occupied by the Russians’ Soyuz rocket and the other will accommodate the Dragon. If Starliner is ready for its scheduled uncrewed test flight before the Dragon’s 110 days are up, Behnken and Hurley will have to climb aboard and clear out to make room.

But all of that is for later. Today is for savoring the simple fact that the U.S. has once again rejoined the family of space-faring, astronaut-launching, future-gazing nations. The nation that for generations led the world in the exploration of space is now poised to reclaim that mantle.


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14 Days Strike Notice Sent to Nigerian Govt.


Nigerian doctors would embark on an indefinite strike if the Federal Government failed to address their demands within 14 days.

The Nigerian Association of Resident Doctors (NARD) stated this on Saturday in a communique issued at the end of its virtual 40th Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) and Scientific Conference.

The communique was signed by NARD National President, Dr Sokomba Aliyu and Publicity Secretary, Dr Egbogu Stanley.

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The NARD 40th OGM was held under the theme: ‘Health inequalities and social determinants of Health in Nigeria.’

The virtual OGM, attended by 74 Chapters of the association from across the country, deliberated on issues affecting the nation’s health care system and welfare of its members.

“NARD calls on the Federal and State governments to provide adequate personnel protective equipment such as N95 respirators, gloves etc. to all health workers.

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“NARD also demands immediate recall of the sacked resident doctors at Jos University Teaching Hospital and payments of their salaries.”

According to the association, 26 resident doctors at the Jos University Teaching Hospital were illegally disengaged without recourse to the law governing Residency training.

“The association also demands for universal implementation of the Residency Training Act in both Federal and State Teaching hospitals.

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“NARD demands immediate implementation of the revised hazard allowance, and payment of COVID-19 inducement allowance,” the communique said.

“OGM resolves that urgent steps be taken to ensure that the fate of our members at the State Tertiary Health Institutions be improved through engagement with the various state governments and relevant stakeholders.

The association enjoined the Federal Government through the National Assembly to ensure full capture of the residency training funding in the 2021 Appropriation Act.

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It also demanded for payment of arrears of the consequential adjustment of the new minimum wage to its members at both Federal and state tertiary health institutions.

The Association condemned what it called “the illegal deductions in salaries” of members by some state governments and demanded for immediate refund.

“NARD observes the slashing of salaries of our members at state tertiary health institutions with particular reference to Kaduna state government that cut the salaries of health workers by twenty five percent.”

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It also called on security agencies especially in Lagos, Delta and Abuja to stop the harassment and assault of doctors while carrying out their legitimate activities.

“OGM observes non implementation of the revised hazard allowance, the non procurement of life insurance, non-payment of the death benefits claims and COVID-19 inducement allowance of doctors in various health institutions.

“NARD observes non-payment of arrears of the consequential adjustment of new minimum wage to some of her members.

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It also observed with concern, the non-implementation of revised CONMESS and skipping arrears by some state governments in various state tertiary teaching hospitals.

The NARD noted the shortage of medical staff especially resident doctors in most health institutions across the country and called on the government to address the problem.


#Newsworthy…

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COVID-19: Not less than 268 Nigerians evacuates China.


Two-hundred and sixty-eight Nigerians have returned to the country from China.

They arrived at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, on Saturday, May 30, 2020.

According to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, all the returnees will be put on the 14-day quarantine stipulated by Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC).

The repatriation comes days after Onyeama announced that the ministry is developing new guidelines for citizens seeking to be evacuated.

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He explained that part of the new guidelines would require that intending evacuees must do a compulsory test for the COVID-19 at least five days to their departure.

Meanwhile, the minister had also that two flights from the United Kingdom will be coming into Nigeria to evacuate British citizens in the country.

He, however, explained that it would not be possible to take advantage of the situation to evacuate Nigerian citizens in the UK.

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“The situation with the flights now coming in is that the UK Government which is effectively chattering these planes… in the contract that they have with those companies, there are provisions not to carry anybody coming to Nigeria on that first leg, so their contract is only to carry passengers going from Nigeria to the United Kingdom. So it would not be possible but furthermore, it also would not have been possible because the plan that we had was to use a Nigerian carrier to evacuate Nigerians from all the countries around the world where we have an evacuation operation unless it is absolutely impossible to do so,” Onyeama said.

Speaking further about other developments, the minister affirmed that 69 Nigerian girls trafficked to Lebanon had been rescued and evacuated back to the country.


#Newsworthy…

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Actress Regina Daniels Reveal Series of Babybump Photos.


The joys of motherhood indeed knows no bounds. Teenage actress turned billionaire’s wife, Regina Daniels Nwoko who officially unveiled her pregnancy photos earlier today has shared bare baby bump videos.

The Delta born actress took to her Instagram story to share the videos and photos.

Recall that NobleReporters unveil her pregnancy and share exclusive photos months ago.

Regina Daniels earlier confirmed that she is expecting her first child with her new pictures that is currently trending on social media. Her husband, Ned Nwoko took to his Instagram page to announce that his wife will soon be a mum.

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According to the 59 year old, he is excited to announce the news about Regina’s pregnancy. Sharing lovely pictures of Regina’s maternity shoot, the politician wrote;

“It is now official. I am excited to announce that my baby is having a baby regina.daniels”


#Newsworthy…

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George Floyd’s Death: Government fully mobilises ‘National Guard’

Tim Walz says considering potential offer of federal military police amid protests over police killing of George Floyd.


The full Minnesota National Guard was activated for the first time since World War II after four nights of sometimes violent protests that have spread to other US cities following the killing of a Black man by a white Minneapolis police officer who knelt on his neck.

Minnesota Governor Tim Walz said the deployment was needed because outsiders were using the demonstrations over the death of George Floyd to spread chaos, and that he expected Saturday night’s protests to be the most intense so far.

Brother of George Floyd: ‘I just want justice’
Walz said he also considering the potential offer of federal military police, but he warned that even that might not be enough.

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“We do not have the numbers,” Walz said. “We cannot arrest people when we are trying to hold ground.”

Walz blamed much of the destruction in Minneapolis on Friday night on well-organised, out-of-state instigators whose goal was to “destabilise civil society”.

He said he believed a “tightly controlled” group of outside agitators, some white supremacist groups and drug cartels were to blame for some of the violence in Minneapolis, but he did not give specifics when asked by reporters. He said as many as 80 percent of those arrested were from outside the state.

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Minnesota National Guard General Jon Jensen said all the state’s guardsmen had been activated, and that 2,500 of them would be mobilised by noon. “It means we’re all in,” Jensen said.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon on Saturday ordered the army to put military police units on alert to head to the city on short notice at President Donald Trump’s request, according to the Associated Press news agency, citing three people with direct knowledge of the orders who did not want their names used because they were not authorised to discuss the preparations.

Nationwide protests
The death on Monday in Minneapolis of George Floyd has sparked demonstrations, some peaceful and some of them violent, in many cities across the nation, including one in Washington DC, on Friday.

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From Minneapolis to New York City, Atlanta and Washington, angry protesters took to the streets over the treatment of minorities by law enforcement.

The demonstrations broke out for a fourth night despite prosecutors announcing on Friday that the policeman involved in Floyd’s death, Derek Chauvin, had been arrested on third-degree murder and manslaughter charges.

Graphic video footage taken on an onlooker’s cellphone and widely circulated on the internet shows 46-year-old Floyd – with Chauvin’s knee pressed into his neck – gasping for air and repeatedly groaning, “Please, I can’t breathe,” while a crowd of bystanders shouted at police to let him up.

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Three other officers have been fired and are being investigated in connection with Monday’s incident, which reignited rage that civil rights activists said has long simmered in Minneapolis and cities across the country over persistent racial bias in the US criminal justice system.

In Detroit late on Friday, a 19-year-old man was shot dead at a demonstration by a suspect who fired from a sports utility vehicle then fled, local media reported. Police made no immediate comment.

Many of the protesters chanted, “No justice, no peace,” and some carried signs that read, “End police brutality” and “I won’t stop yelling until everyone can breathe”.

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Thousands of demonstrators also filled the streets of New York City’s Brooklyn borough near the Barclays Center arena. Police armed with batons and pepper spray made scores of arrests.

In lower Manhattan, demonstrators at a “We can’t breathe” rally demanded legislation to outlaw the chokehold used by a city police officer in the 2014 death of Eric Garner, who was also Black.

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In Washington DC, police and secret service agents deployed in force around the White House before dozens of demonstrators gathered across the street in Lafayette Square.

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President Donald Trump said early on Saturday that he had watched the protest from his window, and, if the demonstrators had breached the fence, “they would have been greeted with the most vicious dogs and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen.”

“That’s when people would have been really badly hurt, at least,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Many Secret Service agents just waiting for action.”

Trump accused Washington DC Mayor Muriel Bowser of refusing to send police to help the US Secret Service, although the Washington Post reported that city officers did help control the later gathering.

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The mayor’s office and the DC police did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

On Friday, Trump drew a warning from Twitter and condemnation from Democrats after posting a comment that “looting leads to shooting,” suggesting protesters who turned to looting could be fired upon.


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George Floyd’s Death: White Cop with Murder charge.

The white officer who pinned down an unarmed black man with his knee is charged with third-degree murder, manslaughter.


The white police officer who was seen on video kneeling on the neck of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man who died in custody after pleading that he could not breathe, was arrested Friday and charged with murder in a case that sparked protests across the United States and violence in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Derek Chauvin, the officer seen on a bystander’s mobile phone video kneeling on Floyd’s neck on Monday before the 46-year-old man died, has been charged with third-degree murder and manslaughter, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman told a news briefing.

“He is in custody and has been charged with murder,” Freeman said of Chauvin. “We have evidence, we have the citizen’s camera’s video, the horrible, horrific, terrible thing we have all seen over and over again, we have the officer’s body-worn camera, we have statements from some witnesses.”

The mobile phone footage showed Floyd repeatedly moaning and gasping while he pleaded to Chauvin, kneeling on his neck, “Please, I can’t breathe.” After several minutes, Floyd gradually grows quiet and ceases to move.

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The arrest and charges come after three days of protests, which escalated in violence as demonstrators torched a police precinct that had been abandoned by officers.

Residents welcomed the charges, but said the other three officers involved must also be arrested and charged.

Freeman said those officers were still under investigation.

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With smoke drifting over Minneapolis, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz on Friday acknowledged the “abject failure” of the response to this week’s violent protests and called for swift justice for police involved in Floyd’s death.

A protestor stands next to a burning car and holds a sign in support of the Black Lives Matter movement during the third day of protests over the death of George Floyd [Anadolu]
Walz said the state would take over the response and that it’s time to show respect and dignity to those who are suffering. The US National Guard had arrived in Minneapolis by midday Thursday.

“Minneapolis and Saint Paul are on fire. The fire is still smouldering in our streets. The ashes are symbolic of decades and generations of pain, of anguish unheard,” Walz said, adding, “Now generations of pain is manifesting itself in front of the world – and the world is watching.”

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His comments came the morning after protesters torched a police station that officers abandoned during a third night of violence.

Livestream video showed protesters entering the building, where intentionally set fires activated smoke alarms and sprinklers. US President Donald Trump threatened action, tweeting “when the looting starts, the shooting starts”, which prompted a warning from Twitter for “glorifying violence”.

The governor faced tough questions after National Guard leader Major General Jon Jensen blamed a lack of clarity about the guard’s mission for a slow response. Walz said the state was in a supporting role and that it was up to city leaders to run the situation.

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“You will not see that tonight, there will be no lack of leadership,” Walz said.

Dozens of fires were also set in nearby Saint Paul, where nearly 200 businesses were damaged or looted. Protests spread across the US, fuelled by outrage over Floyd’s death, and years of violence against African Americans at the hands of police.


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Mancity opens up for Kompany’s Return


Manchester City have left the door open for former captain Vincent Kompany to return to the club in a coaching capacity after the Belgian spoke with Pep Guardiola.

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Kompany left City last summer after 11 successful years at the club to take charge of Anderlecht on a player-manager basis, with his side eventually finishing eighth after the Belgian league was called off early due to the coronavirus crisis.


Reports have suggested that City were keen to welcome their former skipper back to the Etihad as a replacement for ex-assistant Mikel Arteta, who left the club to join Arsenal in December.


However, while there was no offer made during a conversation between Guardiola and Kompany recently, it was made clear that the door would always be open for Kompany to return in the future.


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Perfect or No? See Klopps final verdict on Werner


Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has told the board that RB Leipzig forward Timo Werner would be ‘perfect’ for his side, with the Reds continuing to be linked with a move for the Germany international.

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Werner has been enjoying an excellent season up to this point, making 39 appearances in all competitions so far in 2019/20. During this time, the 24-year-old has managed 30 goals and a further 12 assists, as well.


As a result, it is hardly a surprise that Werner has been linked with a number of top European clubs in recent months, but it is Liverpool who have been leading the way for his signature. Moreover, the player himself has not held back in his praise of the club in recent times, leading to growing speculation that he could soon make the switch to Anfield.

The trustworthy Fabrizio Romano, writing for the Guardian, has now provided an update on the situation, revealing that Liverpool boss Klopp is still trying to convince the board to pay his release clause – which is around £52.7m – and once again told them this week that Werner would be ‘perfect’ for the club.

The Reds – or another club – has until 15 June to meet Werner’s release clause, and it is said that the forward is prepared to wait for Liverpool to make their decision before deciding on his next club.

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A source recently told NobleSports that Liverpool have warned RB Leipzig that they are willing to consider alternative targets unless the German club drops their price. The Reds do not want to be pressured into triggering Werner’s release clause and despite the fact that Klopp is a major fan of Werner, the Reds could be forced to look elsewhere if RB Leipzig stick to their current price.

The runaway Premier League leaders are still keen to conclude a deal, but are hoping to pay a fee closer to the £40m mark. The Reds hope that the threat of pulling the plug on the deal, mixed with the fact that Werner’s release clause will actually drop to £36m in 2021, will encourage Leipzig to reduce the price.


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Juventus aims Barca’s Coutinho as Authur’s alternative


Juventus have become the latest club to be linked with Philippe Coutinho, who is currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Barcelona, after Arthur Melo decided to turn down the opportunity to move to Turin.

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Coutinho has lacked consistency during his loan spell with Bayern and, as a result, he has been limited to just 15 starts in the Bundesliga in 2019/20. Overall, he has made 22 appearances in Germany’s top division and has contributed eight goals and six assists.


These aren’t disastrous figures, but Bayern are said to be unwilling to fork out around €120m to land the Brazilian on a permanent basis. As a result, Coutinho’s future has been the topic of much discussion, with Barça also open to offloading him. However, La Blaugrana are said to be looking for a staggering €100m for his services this summer.

Calciomercato (via the Mirror) now report that Juventus are ‘eyeing’ up a move for Coutinho after being rejected by Arthur. This has forced the Italian giants to look for alternatives, and they have now made the 27-year-old a target.

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Arthur has been heavily linked with a move to Juventus in recent times, most notably mentioned as being included in a swap deal involving himself and Miralem Pjanic. However, the Brazilian has shown no interest in wanting to join Juventus, instead expressing his desire to stay put.


As a result, this has put Barça’s plans to sign Pjanic on hold, but I Bianconeri’s interest in Coutinho could kickstart talks once again. The problem for any deal, however, would be the valuation of the players, specifically Coutinho. Despite interest from a number of Premier League clubs, no club has actually shown a willingness to pay the €100m fee being demanded by Barça, considering his disappointing displays in recent seasons.

This deal could potentially suit both parties, but like many other suitors in Coutinho, the price could well prove to be an issue.


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Actor Segun Ogungbe welcome new baby with ‘Popular Actress’. [Photos]


Popular Yoruba actor, Olusegun Akanni Ogungbe who is married to two sweethearts, has welcomed a new baby with his second wife, Wunmi Ajiboye.

The new baby is the second born of Ajiboye who is also a Nollywood actress to Ogungbe.

Ogungbe announced the birth of their newborn baby on his Instagram page on Saturday.

He wrote “How exciting I am, to have another bouncing baby boy to the Ogungbe’s family. I mean a double blessing happiness in my heart today. Guess what! “He is the spitting image of his father.”


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