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Peaky Blinders actress Helen McCrory is dead

Popular Peaky Blinders actress, Helen McCrory who played the character of Aunt Polly has died after battling cancer. She was 52. The actress starred in other movies such as James Bond film Skyfall and was seen on screen in the TV series Quiz and Roadkill last year. The news of her death was broken by her husband, Damian Lewis on Twitter on Friday. He, however, did not disclose when exactly the actress died. He simply said that she died peacefully at home after a heroic battle with cancer. Lewis wrote,…

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Sad photos! Pregnant woman dies inside a commercial bus in Anambra state

A yet to be identified  pregnant woman has died inside a commercial bus in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra state.  One of the the passengers, Gifted Joseph, disclosed this on Facebook. Gift said the incident happened on Thursday, April 15, at Awkuzu Junction.  According to Ms Joseph, when they got to the junction, the woman suddenly started screaming, saying that she couldn’t breath. Few minutes later, she passed away.  The deceased had no identification but was said to be going to the Tarzan area of Onitsha. Gift wrote;  “I…

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Police nab man terrorizing Ikorodu, arrest another inside bus with weapons

Police officers attached to Sagamu Road Division, Ikorodu in Lagos, have arrested a wanted criminal, Rasheed Isiaka. Lagos Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the suspect was nabbed on April 15 at about 12:10am at Olowonisaye Street in Ikorodu. The spokesman said Isiaka terrorized residents and perpetrated many crimes in the area. Adejobi said he had been under surveillance due to intelligence gathered on him. Two locally-made pistols, one laptop, two suspected stolen Bajaj motorcycles, two knives and some assorted charms were found on Isiaka. Also on April 16…

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Abductors of Kaduna students demand N500 million ransom

Abductors of the 39 students of the Federal College of Forestry Mechanisation, Afaka, Kaduna have demanded N500 million ransom for the release of the students. Parents of the abducted students led by their spokesman, Friday Sani made this known while addressing newsmen in the state. The spokesman said the parents have lost hope in the government, hence the need to solicit help from the world. Recall that the governor of the state, Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai had vowed that his administration would not engage in negotiation with bandits troubling the state.…

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Haa! Judiciary workers announce nationwide protest

The Judiciary Staff Union of Nigeria (JUSUN) will hold a nationwide protest on April 19. The workers who have been on strike since April 6, are demanding financial autonomy for the judiciary. In a circular on Friday, JUSUN Deputy Secretary, P. Nnamani said the industrial action will continue until the government takes action. He disclosed that the mass protest decision was agreed on at an emergency meeting of the National Working Committee (NWC) on April 15. “The union will organise a peaceful protest in the Federal Capital, which will be…

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Turkey bans use of cryptocurrencies citing risks

Bitcoin tumbled more than 4% on Friday after Turkey’s central bank banned the use of cryptocurrencies and crypto assets for purchases citing possible “irreparable” damage and transaction risks. In legislation published in the Official Gazette, the central bank said cryptocurrencies and other such digital assets based on distributed ledger technology could not be used, directly or indirectly, to pay for goods and services. The decision could stall Turkey’s crypto market, which has gained momentum in recent months as investors joined the global rally in bitcoin, seeking to hedge against lira…

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Nigerians react to Olori Naomi’s prayer to her husband, Ooni

Nigerians have reacted to the eulogy by Prophetess Naomi Silekunola, the wife of the Ooni of Ife, Oba Adeyeye Ogunwusi, in a viral video where she prayed for him to have more wives which led to an outburst of laughter in the palace. Reacting to this, some Nigerians alluded that Prophetess Naomi’s prayers is not coming from her heart and she is targeting anyone who has plans of becoming his second wife. oginniolatunji wrote: Apart from wealth when you are humble you are …she is from a good background. Very…

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Music producer, four others arrested for cybercrime in Uyo

Operatives of the Uyo Zonal Office of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, have arrested a music producer and four others for alleged internet fraud in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The music producer, Imeh Henshaw Nyong, was arrested alongside Benjamin Ikpeme, Godwin Isong, Magnus Chimaobi and Victor Usun on Friday, April 16, 2021. The suspects, whose ages range between 22 and 25 years, were arrested in an early morning raid at two locations in the state, based on credible intelligence on their alleged involvement in cybercrime. While Nwele was…

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Ghanaian actress jailed over nude photos with son

The Accra Circuit Court has delivered its verdict against Akuapem Poloo for posing nude with her son to mark his seventh birthday. Actress and Instagram model Rosemond Brown, popularly known as Akuapem Poloo, is to serve three months in jail. According to reports, On June 30, 2020, the prosecutor said the actress celebrated her son’s (name withheld) seventh birthday and took a nu-de photograph together with her son half-naked and posted same on her Instagram page which went viral on social media. According to Chief Inspector Asantewa, “the conduct or…

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Roma defender Smalling robbed at gunpoint while at home with family

Chris Smalling and his family were robbed at gunpoint in the early hours of Friday morning as armed men entered his home just outside Rome and stole watches, jewellery and cash. The Roma defender missed his side’s Europa League quarter-final tie against Ajax on Thursday as he was recovering from knee discomfort. According to Italian news agency Ansa, three men entered the home in the Appia area just outside of the capital after removing a grating from the window of the player’s bedroom. They then forced him to open the…

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