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Breaking News: Hearts Serbian coach Kosta Papic finally leaves club
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Breaking News: Hearts Serbian coach Kosta Papic finally leaves club

The Serbian head coach of Accra Hearts of Oak Kostadine Papic has left his job after three months at the club. The Serbian was brought in to turn things around for the Phobians in December, however, it has emerged that the appointment was in a temporary capacity. It is understood that the coach had told Hearts management that he was expecting a permanent job with a top club in Tanzania, and he was only going to help the Phobians until the East African club was ready. This comes as a shock to the Hearts fans after his impressive performance since arriving at the club. His exit comes just weeks after his assistant coach Joseph Asare Bediako also left the club.
RMD Shames Buhari Over New End SARS Brouhaha
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RMD Shames Buhari Over New End SARS Brouhaha

Veteran Nollywood actor, Richard Mofe-Damijo, also known as RMD, has described the arrest of Mr. Macaroni and End SARS protesters as a shame. The Daily Post reported earlier on Saturday that police operatives deployed to Lekki toll gate had arrested some protesters including Nigerian Instagram comedian, Debo Adebayo, popularly known as Mr. Macaroni. The protest was instigated after Lagos State Judicial Panel of Inquiry on the End SARS granted the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, permission to reopen the Lekki toll gate. The toll gate was closed after the October 2020 incident that led to the killings of some End SARS protesters. RMD, in a post on his Instagram page on Saturday, said there was a huge problem in Nigeria if the government failed to recognise the right...
Great Olympics signs James Akaminko
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Great Olympics signs James Akaminko

Ghana Premier league side Accra Great Olympics have acquire the services of midfielder James Akaminko on a free transfer. The former Ashantigold players has joined the 'Dade' boys on a two-deal which could be extended in the near future. James Akaminko returned home after his three-year deal with US Tataouine was terminated due to an unimpressive performance. The 25-year-old has in the past played for Medeama, Ashantigold all iin the Ghana Premier league and Tema Youth FC in the division one league. His inclusion to the Great Olympics set up will boost the former's campaign as they seek to continue their impressive performance in the ongoing league.
British Covid-19 variant discovered in Iraq, health minister says
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British Covid-19 variant discovered in Iraq, health minister says

The British Covid-19 variant has been discovered in Iraq, Health Minister Hassan al-Tamimi said on Monday, just days ahead of the imposition of a new curfew the country. "Laboratory tests ... have shown genetic mutations and the discovery of the new variant in Iraq," al-Tamimi told a news conference." The discovery of this new fast-spreading variant requires all citizens to be cautious and adhere to the Health Ministry’s instructions," al-Tamimi said. Epidemiological teams will be deployed in the different cities to make sure people are abiding by the ministry’s instructions, and people will be fined and face legal measures if they violate them, he added. A series of measures are to go into effect on Thursday, including a night-time curfew between 8 pm (1700 GMT) and 5 am....
Nicki Minaj’s father killed by hit-and-run driver in New York
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Nicki Minaj’s father killed by hit-and-run driver in New York

Nicki Minaj’s father has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in New York. In a statement police say Robert Maraj was walking along a road in Long Island on Friday night when he was hit. After the driver left the scene, the 64-year-old was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead the next day. Officers from Nassau County Police Department say “the investigation is ongoing”, and the rapper hasn’t said anything publically yet. The statement didn’t say Robert Maraj was Nicki Minaj’s dad, but a police spokesman confirmed to AFP that he was her father. The rapper – whose real name is Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty – was born in Trinidad and Tobago and raised in the Queens borough of New York City. She’s been nominated for 10 Grammys, won five MTV Video Music Awards and brok...
Akufo-Addo leaves Accra for G5 Sahel summit in Chad
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Akufo-Addo leaves Accra for G5 Sahel summit in Chad

President Akufo-Addo left Accra Monday to attend the 7th Session of the Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State of G5 Sahel in N’Djamena, Chad. President Akufo-Addo is attending in his capacity as Chairperson of the Authority of ECOWAS. A statement from the Presidency stated that he will deliberate on the progress being made against the ongoing Islamist insurgency in the region.G5 G5 Sahel or G5S is an institutional framework for coordination of regional cooperation in development policies and security matters in West Africa. It was formed on February 16, 2014, in Nouakchott, Mauritania, at a summit of five Sahel countries: Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. The statement noted that President Akufo-Addo was accompanied by the Minister-designate for Foreign Affa...
Montie FM, Radio Gold not targeted – Ursula clears air
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Montie FM, Radio Gold not targeted – Ursula clears air

Minister-designate for Communications Ursula Owusu-Ekuful says she never authorized the shutdown of any radio stations. According to her, over 50 radio stations had to be closed down for failure to have renewed their licenses after their expiration thereof. This, she said, followed an audit conducted by the National Communications Authority (NCA). Appearing before the Appointments Committee of Parliament during her vetting on Monday, February 15, the Ablekuma West Member of Parliament said after the audit, it was noted the 625 radio stations were in operation in Ghana. Out of that number, 452 were in operation while 173 were not yet in operation. She said in 2017 when she took over as Minister of Communications, it was noted that 144 stations which have fallen foul of t...
Kotoko Board Members pledge to bring back Justice Blay
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Kotoko Board Members pledge to bring back Justice Blay

Kumasi Asante Kotoko Board Members have promised to bring back Medeama SC midfielder Justice Blay to the club. Blay left the Porcupine Warriors to join Medeama after ending his loan spell with the Kumasi based side. But Board members of the Reds have vowed to bring back the stalwart midfielder to augment their already formidable side. Kotoko failed to retain the player after an impressive spell with the Kumasi based side which saw him move back to Tarkwa at the beginning of the season. In an interview with Kumasi based Light FM, Board member of the club Kojo Boateng Gyamfi revealed plans to bring back the workaholic midfielder to augment the Reds squad. "If supporters are calling for Blay, We will work tirelessly to get him. We will engage Medeama concerning his contrac...
Netflix Is Working on Its Own Documentary About Britney Spears
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Netflix Is Working on Its Own Documentary About Britney Spears

In the latest case of dueling documentaries, Netflix Inc. is planning its own movie about Britney Spears, on the heels of one just released by Hulu. Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr, who’s specialized in true crime documentaries, is directing the project about the troubled pop star, a cause celebre among fans who believe she is being held against her will. The earlier project, “Framing Britney Spears,” was produced by the New York Times and released on Hulu this month, quickly becoming one of the most talked-about documentaries of the year. The Hulu film chronicles the media’s misogynistic approach toward Spears throughout her career, and explores a conservatorship that places much of her life under her father’s control. The documentary also prompted Spears’ former boyfriend, J...
Iran says U.S. move to seize oil shipment is ‘act of piracy’
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Iran says U.S. move to seize oil shipment is ‘act of piracy’

Iran said on Monday that a U.S. move this month to seize a cargo of oil on the grounds that it came from Tehran was an act of piracy, adding that the shipment did not belong to the Iranian government. Washington filed a lawsuit earlier this month to seize the cargo, alleging that Iran sought to mask the origin of the oil by transferring it to several vessels before it ended up aboard the Liberian-flagged Achilleas tanker destined for China. Washington said the cargo contravened U.S. terrorism regulations. “This shipment does not belong to the Iranian government. It belongs to the private sector,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh told a weekly news conference. He did not elaborate on what he meant by the private sector. The Achilleas last reported its positio...
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