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EPL: Tuchel receives title warning after Man City, Liverpool go above Chelsea

Former Chelsea defender, Glen Johnson, has warned manager, Thomas Tuchel after the Blues fell behind Manchester City and Liverpool in the race for the Premier League title. Tuchel’s men began last weekend at the top of the Premier League table, one point above Pep Guardiola’s side and two ahead of Liverpool. However, Chelsea surrendered to just their second Premier League defeat of the season against West Ham on Saturday, losing 3-2 against the Hammers at the London Stadium. Man City are now on top of the Premier League table with…

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Stop embarrassing judicial officers – CJN warns security operatives

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, has warned that Nigeria’s judiciary has had enough of the embarrassment of its officers and would not take kindly to a repeat of any ugly treatment from security operatives. He warned that the silence of the judiciary should never be mistaken for stupidity or weakness. Justice Muhammad spoke on Wednesday in Abuja on the occasion of the 2021/2022 legal year held at the Supreme Court. “On a very sad note, I must say, we were jolted with the embarrassing news…

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BBNaija’s Maria tests positive for COVID-19 in Ghana

  Maria Benjamin, the ex-housemate of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show, says she has tested positive for COVID-19. The reality TV star, in a post via her Instagram page on Wednesday, also disclosed that she got to know about her COVID-19 diagnosis when she arrived in Ghana from Dubai. “Unfortunately, I have tested positive to COVID-19 but I can assure you I’m doing really well,” she wrote. “I initially had a negative result from Dubai less than 24 hours of coming into Ghana. Upon arrival in Ghana, I tested positive.…

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Lagos shuts down Ojodu Grammar School over students’ death

  The Lagos State Government has shut down Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu, formerly Ojodu Grammar School until January 2022.   Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, announced the closure when she visited the school on Wednesday.   A trailer had on Tuesday crushed some pupils of the school. Some of the students died on the spot, while some others were injured.   The incident sparked outrage among the students and inhabitants of the area.   Early this morning, students of the school protested the death of their colleagues.   Also,…

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EPL: John Terry names Chelsea star who never fulfilled potential at Stamford Bridge

Chelsea legend, John Terry, has named the club’s former academy player, Rob Woolaston, as the Blues star that never fulfilled his potential at Stamford Bridge. According to Terry, Woolaston, a former Chelsea winger, called in sick on the day of his first-team debut under Ruud Gullit. Terry made his Chelsea first-team debut at the age of 17 in 1998. The former England international then played for Aston Villa for one season in 2017-18 before joining the coaching staff at Villa Park. When asked about players who never fulfilled their potential…

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COVID-19: Papua New Guinea holds mass burial for 54 victims

    Papua New Guinea carried out the first in a series of mass Covid-19 burials Wednesday, interring 54 people whose remains were unclaimed for months as the pandemic ravaged the under-resourced Melanesian nation. Hospital and government officials ordered the crisis ceremony after 300 bodies piled up at Port Moresby General Hospital morgue, overwhelming a facility designed to hold just 60. Some remains had been stored there since March, as authorities tried to locate loved ones and secure scarce funding to carry out the last rites. The ceremony took place…

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Nigerian security agents, not ESN, planting bombs in Igboland – IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, on Wednesday, accused Nigerian security agents of planting Improvised Explosive Devices, IEDs, across the Southeast. Spokesman of IPOB, Emma Powerful, claimed that the IEDs were planted to implicate its members and militia arm, the Eastern Security Network, ESN. Powerful was reacting to a statement by the Nigerian Army and Police that IPOB and ESN planted IEDs in Awo-Mmamma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State. In a statement he signed, Powerful said the claim by the Army and police that they thwarted IPOB…

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#JusticeForSylvester: Protest rocks Dowen College over death of student, Oromoni

  Some angry Nigerians on Wednesday morning, stormed the Dowen College in Lekki area of Lagos State to protest against the unfortunate death of a 12-year-old student, Sylvester Oromoni. Recall that the school boy died a few days ago after he was allegedly bullied by at least five school mates who intended to lure him into cultism. The incident had triggered reactions from concerned Nigerians who have continued to demand justice for the 12-year-old boy, saying such atrocities against innocent school children must stop. The Lagos State government had ordered…

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‘Squid Game’, Sound Sultan, Tiwa Savage… Nigeria’s top Google searches in 2021

  Sound Sultan, Obi Cubana, TB Joshua, and Tiwa Savage have been named among Nigeria’s top searches on Google in 2021. The search giant announced a list of moments, people, topics, events, and places that had more engagements from Nigerians for the outgoing year in a statement on Wednesday. Naira Marley’s ‘Coming’ topped the most trending songs for the year while Destiny Etiko led the top Nollywood actors’ list. ‘Squid Game’, the hit Korean TV series, also took the first spot in the trending movies and series category for the…

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Buhari to be in Lagos on Thursday for Bisi Akande’s book launch

  President Muhammadu Buhari will, on Thursday, attend the public presentation of ‘My Participations’, the autobiography of Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the APC. The event will take place at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos state.   According to a statement by Tunde Rahman, media aide of Bola Tinubu, Buhari is the special guest of honour at the event; Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, is the chief host, while Tinubu, national leader of APC, is the guest of honour.   In his foreword on the book,…

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