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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

18-year-old Bukayo Saka signs new long-term deal with Arsenal

Arsenal forward, Bukayo Saka has signed a new long-term deal with the Gunners.

The Gunners confirmed on Wednesday, July 1, that the promising 18-year-old winger has committed his future after inking a long term deal with the London club.

Saka, who started his career with Arsenal's Hale End academy also took to Twitter to announce the good news.

He tweeted: "London is my home. Arsenal my team. I'm so happy to finally announce my contract extension. I love playing for this club and I'm looking forward to what the future holds.. The hard work continues so I can continue living my dream. God is Great !!'

Speaking on the deal, Arteta told the club's official website: 'Bukayo is a talented and intelligent young player. He has impressed me with his work ethic and attitude to learn and adapt, and it has paid off in his performances.

'I am excited to continue working with him to develop him further, and for him to help us achieve our goals.'

Technical director Edu Gaspar added: 'This is something everyone involved wanted to happen and we are delighted that Bukayo has signed a new long-term contract.

'He's making great progress and is one of a number of young players who have developed through our academy. This is so important for us as we move forward as a club.'

Bukayo Saka was born in London Borough of Ealing to Nigerian parents, meaning he is eligible to play for either Nigeria and England. So far in his young career, Saka has only played for England, representing The Three Lions at youth level.

Jada Pinkett-Smith responds after singer August Alsina said they had a romantic relationship with Will Smith's blessing

Hollywood star Jada Pinkett Smith has responded after singer, August Alsina alleged they had a romantic relationship, during a heartfelt interview.

In a recent interview with Breakfast Club Power 105.1's Angela Yee, August Alsina said he had a romantic relationship with mum-of-two, Jada Pinkett-Smith. He also claimed that Jada's husband, Will Smith, gave the relationship his blessing.

During the interview, Alsina opened up to Yee saying: “I actually sat down with Will [Smith] and had a conversation due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership … he gave me his blessing.”

The actress and talk show host has now responded through her representatives.

According to Page Six, Jada's reps said August Alsina's claim of a romantice relationship with Jada is “absolutely not true”.

The 27-year-old "Ghetto" singer was introduced to Pinkett, 48, back in 2015 by her son Jaden when they were in London. August grew close to the Smiths and he attended holidays with the family in Hawaii back in 2016. He also attended the BET Awards with Jada back in 2017.

August says he fell in love with Pinkett, saying “I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really deeply love and have a ton of love for her."

Attack at Federal Medical Center was carried out by relatives of patients- Kogi state government

The Kogi state government says the attack at the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) today Wednesday, July 1, was by relatives of patients abandoned by the staff of the hospital.

LIB had earlier reported that unknown gunmen stormed the health facility, carted away vital documents as well as phones and laptops of staff and patients in the hospital. The gunmen also disrupted a COVID-19 press conference earlier scheduled by the management of the hospital.

In a statement released this afternoon, the state Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, said the attack was by protesting family members of patients in the hospital. His statement reads

“The attention of the Kogi State Government has been drawn to the unfortunate scuffle between the Staff of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja and some patients' relatives at the hospital, this morning.

Preliminary findings revealed that the violence ensued when relations of patients in the medical facility protested against the failure of the management of the hospital to attend to them. Many people in the emergency ward were left unattended to and a mother delivered at the gate of the hospital. That generated a lot of public tension in the state.

Tension started building since yesterday when patients and their relatives learnt of a plan by the medical staff to stage a protest today, seeking protection from COVID-19. We urge the people of the state to remain calm as government will ensure maintenance of law and order.

We also sue for calm and urge medical authorities to remain committed to their medical profession and responsibilities as Government will protect them in order to give them the confidence to deliver. Healthcare management must never be politicized. Also, government will carry out further investigations to ascertain the remote causes of the breach of peace by the protesters and also address their fears.”

Student with highest JAMB result, Egoagwuagwu Agnes gets 16 million Naira reward from Nigerian Society of Engineers

Egoagwuagwu Agnes Maduafokwa was rewarded with ''16 million Naira'' by the Nigerian Society of Engineers (NSE).

Agnes scored 365 in the last JAMB exam, making her the overall best student.

For her hard work, at the unveiling of UTME examination engineering candidates, a cheque of sixteen million Naira was presented to the teenager by the NSE.

Borno state governor’s Chief of Staff, Babagana Wakil dies

Babagana Wakil, the Chief of Staff to Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, has died.

The Governor’s spokesperson, Isa Gusau, announced this in a statement on Wednesday, July 1. According to Gusau, late Wakil died this morning and will be buried today in line with Islamic rites. He, however, did not state the cause of Zulum's death.

The statement reads

“Innalillahi wa inna ilaihi raji’un. Jana’iza of late chief of staff, Dr Babagana Wakil is to hold 4pm today at his extended family residence in Shehuri North, Maiduguri.

“May Allah, Subhanahu Wa ta’ala, in His infinite mercy, forgive his shortcomings, admit him into aljanna and give his family the strength to bear our collective loss.”

The late Wakil served as Chief of Staff to Zulum for a year before his demise. May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

Fox News fires one of its top news anchors, Ed Henry over sexual misconduct allegation

Fox News has fired host Ed Henry of America’s Newsroom after an investigation into an allegation of sexual misconduct was leveled by a former employee.

Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott and FOX News Media President & Executive Editor Jay Wallace made the announcement in a memo to all employees on Wednesday, July 1.

According to the memo, the network received a complaint from a former employee’s attorney about allegations of willful sexual misconduct years ago. Fox News immediately retained an outside law firm, and based on the investigation’s finding, Henry has been terminated.

“We would like to bring a very serious matter to your attention in an effort toward full transparency given the many actions we have taken to improve the culture here over the last four years,” the memo said.

“On Thursday, June 25, we received a complaint about Ed Henry from a former employee’s attorney involving willful sexual misconduct in the workplace years ago. We immediately retained an outside law firm (which has never represented FOX News in investigation or litigation) to independently investigate the claims. Ed was suspended the same day and removed from his on-air responsibility pending investigation. Based on investigating findings, Ed has been terminated.”

Fox News said rotating anchors would fill in at “America’s Newsroom” for an interim period. Sandra Smith will remain on the program in her co-anchor role.

“Fox News Media strictly prohibits all forms of sexual harassment, misconduct and discrimination,” the network executives said in their statement. “We will continue striving to maintain a safe and inclusive workplace for all employees.”

Henry was promoted to a news anchor by Fox News back in December 2019 after years serving as the network’s chief national corespondent and co-host of the opinion show Fox & Friends Weekend. Prior to joining Fox News back in 2011, Henry was a White House correspondent for CNN.

President Buhari sends names of 42 Ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation

President Buhari has sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate requesting the screening and confirmation of 41 non-career and one career ambassadorial nominees for appointment.

One of the nominees Suleiman Sani from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was nominated as a career ambassador while the remaining 41 were nominated as non-career ambassadors.

The President's letter of request was read on the floor at plenary by the Senate President Ahmad Lawan today Wednesday, July 1.

See below the full names on the list and the states they represent

1. Debo Adesina (Oyo)

2. Ademola Seriki (Lagos)

3. Dare Sunday Awoniyi (Kogi)

4. Engr Umar Suleiman (Adamawa)

5. L.S. Mandama (Adamawa)

6. Oboro Effiong Akpabio (Akwa Ibom)

7. Chief Elijah Onyeagba (Anambra)

8. Abubakar D. Ibrahim Siyi (Bauchi)

9. Philip K. Ikurusi (Bayelsa)

10. Hon. Tarzoor Terhemen (Benue)

11. Paul Ogba Adikwu (Benue)

12. Al-Bashir Ibrahim Al-Hassan (Borno)

13. Brig. Gen. Bwala Y?suf, Bukar (Borno)

14. Prof. Monique Ekpong (Cross River)

15. Oma Djebah (Delta)

16. Ominyi N. Eze (Ebonyi)

17. Yamah Mohammed Musa (Edo)

18. Maj. Gen. C.O. Ugwu (Enugu)

19. Dr. Hajara I. Salim (Gombe)

20. Obiezu Ijeoma Chinyerem (Imo)

21. Ali M. Magashi (Jigawa)

22. Prof. M.A. Makarfi (Kaduna)

23. Hamisu Umar Takalmawa (Kano)

24. Jazuli Imam Galandanci (Kano)

25. Amina Ado Kurawa (Kano)

26. Amb. Yahaya Lawal (Katsina)

27. Ibrahim Kayode Laaro (Kwara)

28. Abioye Bello (Kwara)

29. Zara Maazu Umar (Kwara)

30. Henry John Omaku (Nasarawa)

31. Chief Sarafa Tunji Isola (Ogun)

32. Mrs. Nimi Akinkube (Ondo)

33. Adejaba Bello (Osun)

34. Adeshina Alege (Oyo)

35. Ms. Folakemi Akinyele (Oyo)

36. Shehu Abdullahi Yibaikwal (Plateau)

37. Hon. Maureen Tamuno (Rivers)

38. Faruk Yabo (Sokoto)

39. Adamu M. Hassan (Taraba)

40. Alhaji Yusuf Mohammed (Yobe)

41. Abubakar Moriki (Zamfara)

Maroon 5 star, Mickey Madden arrested on domestic violence charge

Mickey Madden, bassist with pop-rock group Maroon 5, has been arrested on charges of domestic violence.

According to Page Six, the star was first arrested on Saturday June 27, but news of his arrest was confirmed by major US outlets on Wednesday, July 1.

According to the Los Angeles Police Deoartment, Mickey, 41, was taken into custody on Saturday in LA, under under penal code 273.5(a) with the charge described as ‘wilfully inflicting a traumatic injury on a spouse or cohabitant’. The identity of his alleged victim has not been made public.

Madden has been released from custody after he posted $50,000 bail but he will be expected in court on 29 September over the charges.

He faces six years in prison and a fine of $6,000 (£4,839) if found guilty.

Maroon 5 is an American pop rock and funk pop band from Los Angeles, California that is made up of lead vocalist Adam Levine, keyboardist and rhythm guitarist Jesse Carmichael, bassist Mickey Madden, lead guitarist James Valentine, drummer Matt Flynn, keyboardist PJ Morton and multi-instrumentalist Sam Farrar.

Madden has been part of Maroon 5 since the early days of the band’s inception and also played alongside the group before they found fame, in the 90s. This isn’t the first time the bassist has been in trouble with police officers, after he was arrested on cocaine charges four years ago.

A spokesperson for the group confirming the arrest to British news site Metro UK said: ‘We are deeply devastated by this disappointing news. As we learn more, we are looking at this very seriously. ‘For now, we are allowing all of the individuals involved the space to work things through.’

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