BREAKING NEWS: Explosion rocks Akure, residents in panic.

An explosion went off in Akure and was felt by residents of other cities close to the town. The explosion was heard around 12:30 am to 1 am on Saturday morning, the 28th of March 2020.

Here’s what we know about the explosion that happened in Akure.

It was felt in other places…

The blast was felt beyond Akure as residents of neighboring towns including Owo, Ondo and other nearby towns.

No, it isn’t the Asteroid

Many have also falsely claimed that what residents of Akure heard on Saturday morning was the Asteroid hitting the town. See those making that claim below:

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Here’s some information on the Asteroid:

The Asteroid expected to land on April 29th, 2020 (not in March) which is code names Asteroid 52768 is the biggest asteroid to fly by the earth in the year 2020. The asteroid will be flying at a very safe distance from the earth, which is calculated to be some four million miles away – that’s more than 16 times the distance of the moon to earth.

Secondly given the size of the rock, which is about 59 km2, the asteroid hitting Akure will definitely cause a sinkhole.

Finally, as is said earlier, the asteroid is not anywhere landing soon and will be at a very safe distance from earth.

Could the explosion be a blast from an explosive device?

Some reports have claimed that the explosion that was heard in Akure was from an explosive device that went off while being transported in a vehicle.

While OYOGist.com is yet to independently verify that fact, it could be the closest possibility to the truth of what went down in Akure.

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We will keep you updated on this as new information concerning the Akure explosion is discovered.

Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool should win the title

Wayne Rooney believes Liverpool should be given the chance to finish the Premier League season and lift the trophy as champions.

The former Manchester United striker, who supports Everton, says not finishing the 2019-20 campaign after the coronavirus pandemic subsides would create too many problems, including “legal fights”.

Writing in the Sunday Times, the player-coach at Derby County also indicated it may take until the end of this year to do so, but that football must follow the governments advice on how to deal with the health crisis.

“Liverpool will win the Premier League,” he said. “Now, as you can imagine, I have Everton fans phoning me up saying: ‘The season has to be cancelled!’ And, of course, as an Evertonian and someone who played for Manchester United for 13 years, there’s a bit in me that thinks that would be good .

“But no. Liverpool have been fantastic. They have put so much work in. They deserve this title. Can you imagine waiting 30 years and then having it taken away like this? The right decision has been made.

“It’s also right in terms of promotion and relegation and Champions League places. These issues are so big for the clubs involved that I imagine there would be a lot of legal fights if the season was just abandoned.

“The fair thing is to finish 2019-20 – even if we have to lose next season in the process.

“It wouldn’t surprise me if finishing the season takes until the end of 2020. Football, like every other industry, is in unknown territory and, just like every other industry, has to listen to the advice and take all necessary precautions.

“For me, that rules out finishing the season behind closed doors.”

Ex Madrid president dies after contracting Coronavirus

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died on Saturday after being taken to hospital with coronavirus.

Sanz, 76, was president at the Bernabeu from 1995-2000, a period in which Real won the Champions League twice.

“My father has just died,” wrote Sanz’s son Lorenzo Sanz Duran on Twitter.

“He did not deserve this end in this manner. One of the best, most courageous and hard working people I have seen in my life. His family and Real Madrid were his passion.”

Sanz signed players such as Roberto Carlos, Clarence Seedorf and Davor Suker during his time in charge of the 33-time Spanish champions, 

He lost the 2000 presidential election to Florentino Perez, which sparked Real’s big-spending ‘Galatico’ era.

Sanz’s son Fernando, 46, played for Real Madrid from 1996-1999 before spending the final seven years of his career at Malaga.

Young People Can Do Great Things. Mehcosa’s Musical Career Ascertain This Fact.

Mehcosa is a multi-talented UK Based Nigerian Afro singer. Mehcosa started her musical career on Instagram with a cover to lyta’s hit single worry that garnered a lot of attention from the Award Winning Artiste. Mehcosa Is A Very Beautiful And Bright Child Who Has Always Been On The Lips of Superstars. Mehcosa is one of the youngest Artiste that will rock the year 2020 A Deserving Title for the Music Prodigy. Mehcosa proceeded with her cover with fireboydml vibration which caught fireboydml attention, he showed his acknowledgement by dropping a comment on Mehcosa cover post via Instagram to show he truly saw it and he’s a fan.
Mehcosa who started with a 2000+ followers on Instagram has rapidly increased her fan base to a total of 11.4k+ followers now on Instagram with a follow from top acts in the industry the likes of YBNL boss Olamide.
Young Mehcosa who’s just stepping up her game released her afro cover of Tiwa Savage 49-99 song which got no acknowledgement from Tiwa Savage.As a follow up to Mehcosa page, she released her cover to Yemi Alade song shekere which got a repost on Yemi Alade Instagram story.The young sensation is undoubtedly on the verge of raising the bar in her career with plans been put in place to Release her debut official single in the coming weeks with a possible release of an EP as a follow before the end of 2020.Mehcosa is at the top of her game because among her peers many have trended With Just a Hit Track And Nowhere To Be Found But She Has Come To Stay and Deliver Quality Music Exhibited By Her Back To Back Hit Covers Which Has not Failed In Pleasing The Ever Attentive Listeners.I Personally Am A Fan Of The brand And I’ll Like To Admonish Promoters Of Good Sounds To Join

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Tom Brady signs for Buccaneers

Six-time Super Bowl winner Tom Brady has signed for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after leaving the New England Patriots.

The quarterback said on Tuesday that he is ending an unexpected 20 years of success with the Patriots.

The 42-year-old then announced on Friday that he is joining Tampa Bay.

“Excited, humble and hungry,” he said. “I’m starting a new football journey and thankful for the Buccaneers for giving me an opportunity to do what I love to do.”

Brady became a free agent for the first time this off-season allowing him to speak to rival teams from Monday before the free agency signing period opened on Wednesday.

He is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time having won the Super Bowl more times than any other player – in 2002, 2004, 2005, 2015, 2017 and 2019.

Brady has made a total of nine Super Bowl appearances and been named the championship game’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) four times – both NFL records.

He was named as the league’s MVP in 2007, 2010 and 2017, and is second on the all-time list for touchdown passes and passing yards behind New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees.

The Patriots had not won the Super Bowl before choosing Brady with the 199th pick in the 2000 draft but they now have a joint-record six Super Bowl victories – level with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

The Bucs have only won the Super Bowl once in their 45 years in the NFL and are owned by the Glazer family, who also control Manchester United.

Their general manager Jason Licht was a member of the Patriots’ scouting staff when Brady was drafted.

“Through this process it became very clear that his desire to be a champion burns as strong today as it ever has,” he said. “He possesses the type of rare natural leadership qualities that will immediately impact our entire organisation.”

Brady will replace Jameis Winston as the Bucs’ starting quarterback, with Winston also becoming an unrestricted free agent. The 26-year-old led the league last season with 5,109 passing yards and threw 33 touchdown passes but also 30 interceptions – becoming the first man to go 30 for 30 in the same season.

Brady’s switch to Florida is the biggest move at the start of free agency, although Todd Gurley, the NFL’s rushing touchdown leader in two of the past three seasons, has agreed terms with the Atlanta Falcons after being released by the Los Angeles Rams.

Between Maraji vs Taooma, Who Is More Creative And Funny Based On Current Form?

These two ladies are very hardworking and creative
Instagram within the Nigerian community is fun with Maraji and Taooma always churning out creative comedy skits to entertain Nigerians.
These two ladies are known for their efforts in playing different roles by themselves in one comedy skit. It takes a whole lot of creative intinct and acting brilliance to always pull that off consistently.
Taooma
She broke into limelight with ability to showcase the attitude of Nigerian parents towards the children in a comic way, especially Yoruba mothers.
That factory reset slap in our comedy skits is always the real deal.
Maraji
She has been in the business of comedy skits making long before Taooma hit limelight.
Maraji got the attention of Nigerians with her heavy consistency in releasing comedy skits.
Her skits will most times remind you of some funny childhood experience with parents and loved ones.
She has over 1 million followers now on Instagram.
Both of them are creatively funny but who do you really find more funny based on current form?

Premier League suspended

English football will be suspended until at least 30 April because of the continued spread of coronavirus.

All games in England’s Premier League, EFL, Women’s Super League and Women’s Championship, and all fixtures in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, are currently postponed.

The Football Association has also agreed that the current season can be “extended indefinitely”. 

Under current rules the season had been scheduled to end on 1 June.

A joint statement issued by the FA, Premier League and EFL expressed “a commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 season” and completing

all domestic and European matches “as soon as it is safe and possible to do so”.

Last week, West Ham vice-chair Karren Brady said the current season should be declared null and void

FA chairman Greg Clarke also expressed his concern that it might prove impossible for the season to be concluded.

However Brighton chief executive Paul Barber told the BBC that it would be ‘unjust’if runaway leaders Liverpool were denied the title, and suggested increasing the league to 22 teams for 2020-21.

Fifa has also established a working group to tackle the issues facing football as a result of the pandemic. The group will look at the international fixture calendar, and issues around player contracts.

Player contracts typically expire on 30 June but many leagues, if resumed, look likely to continue beyond that date.

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me – Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

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The Nigerian man accused by porn star, Annie Blonde of sending N7 instead of N7000 after a threesome phone sex, has opened up on what allegedly transpired between them.

 

According to Nigerian man, the porn star decided to shame him online after he refused giving her the money she begged for.

 

He also debunked Annie Blonde’s claim of them meeting for the first time on the day of the incident. The Nigerian man said that they met on Snapchat and contrary to the claim, he didn’t have any video sex with her.

 

Here are chats he sent in to back his claim;

 

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

Porn Star Annie Blonde lied against me - Nigerian man accused of sending N7 instead of N7k after threesome, shares his own side of the story

 

 

“From Lagos to Montego Bay, you have been on a journey with me” David Adefeso celebrates Tamar Braxton on her birthday

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David Adefeso celebrated his girlfriend Tamara Braxton on her 43rd birthday with a beautiful Instagram post.

 

The Nigerian businessman, who is based in the US, professed his love for U.S. singer, Tamar and referred to her as the most beautiful girl in the world. He also stated that she is his ‘future.’

 

Sharing a photo of Tamar, he wrote:

 

Little did I know walking into that busy restaurant nearly two years ago that the course of my life would change so dramatically. From the sun baked streets of Lagos to the white sands of Montego Bay and the bustling city life of suburban Mexico, you have been on a journey with me filled with laughter, tears, hope and never-ending love. Through it all your friendship has been invaluable, your counsel irreplaceable and your love unshakeable. Nothing prepared me for the complete and never-ending joy I experience with you every day. And no matter what crowded clouds appear in the horizon, the sunshine of your smile, the purity of your heart and the kindness of your words never fail to reinforce the strength of the unbreakable bond that is the love we share.
You are my heart, you are my joy, you are my future, and you are my friend. Happy birthday, my @tamarbraxton . You are the most beautiful girl in the World, and I can’t wait to see what amazing surprises the next 45 years brings us.

"From Lagos to Montego Bay, you have been on a journey with me" David Adefeso celebrates Tamar Braxton on her birthday

"From Lagos to Montego Bay, you have been on a journey with me" David Adefeso celebrates Tamar Braxton on her birthday

Fire razes 23 shops in Kwara market

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About 23 shops and goods believed to worth millions of Naira were destroyed in a fire incident yesterday March 17 at Owode market in Offa, Kwara State.

 

The fire reportedly started by 1a.m, however the arrival of firefighters prevented the inferno from spreading to other shops and houses in the vicinity.

 

The Head, Media and Publicity of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Hakeem Adekunle who confirmed the incident said it is suspected an electric spark caused the incident.

 

He said;

 

“If not because of the quick intervention of the Fire Brigade, the disaster would have been greater. About 23 shops were affected due to the little delay in reaching out to the Fire Brigade. “The cause of the inferno was suspected to be an electric spark, even though the intelligent team of the state Fire Brigade is still working on that to unravel and ascertain the actual cause or causes of the fire outbreak.”

princess beatrice is reportedly postponing her wedding again amid the coronavirus pandemic

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Princess Beatrice is reportedly postponing her wedding again due to the coronavirus crisis.

 

According to a report from People, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth could have to reschedule her upcoming wedding for the third time after already changing the date due to her father’s association with the Jeffrey Epstein scandal.

 

Back in February, a source told People: “The date was changed two times to adjust [around Andrew’s scandal]. It will be smaller than the original plan.”

 

Beatrice, the eldest daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, finally decided to get married on May 29 at St. James’s Palace in London with a reception to follow at Queen Elizabeth’s gardens at Buckingham Palace.

 

However, due to the spread of coronavirus, the Queen has cancelled all upcoming garden parties.

 

People notes that the details of the wedding, like the new date, are still being worked out and neither Beatrice or her fiancé, Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, have commented.

Don’t take Ibuprofen for coronavirus symptoms – WHO

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The World Health Organization has warned against taking Ibuprofen for symptoms of coronavirus which includes runny nose, sore throat, cough and fever.

 

The warning came after French health officials warned that anti-inflammatory drugs could worsen effects of the virus.

 

Commenting on a recent study in The Lancet medical journal, French Health Minister Olivier Veran said it was hypothesised that an enzyme boosted by anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen could facilitate and worsen COVID-19 infections.

 

Veran stressed that coronavirus cases should take paracetamol instead, while those already being treated with anti-inflammatory drugs should ask advice from their doctor.

 

When asked about the study, WHO spokesman Christian Lindmeier told reporters in Geneva the UN health agency’s experts were “looking into this to give further guidance.”

 

He added;

 

“In the meantime, we recommend using rather paracetamol, and do not use ibuprofen as a self-medication. That’s important.

“If ibuprofen had been prescribed by the healthcare professionals, then, of course, that’s up to them.”

 

AFP reported that a spokesperson for British pharmaceutical company Reckitt Benckiser, which makes Nurofen, said in an email statement that the company was aware of concerns raised about “the use of steroids and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAIDs) products, including ibuprofen, for the alleviation of COVID-19 symptoms.”

 

The statement added;

 

“Consumer safety is our number one priority. Ibuprofen is a well-established medicine that has been used safely as a self-care fever and pain reducer, including in viral illnesses, for more than 30 years.

“We do not currently believe there is any proven scientific evidence linking over-the-counter use of ibuprofen to the aggravation of COVID-19.

“Reckitt Benckiser is engaging with the WHO, EMA (the European Medicines Agency) and other local health authorities on the issue and would provide any additional information or guidance necessary for the safe use of our products following any such evaluation.”

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

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South Africa recorded a spike in coronavirus cases in the country in the late hours of Tuesday, as 31 new cases have now been confirmed.

 

In the early hours of Tuesday, the total number of confirmed coronavirus cases in South Africa stood at 85.

 

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

 

Health Minister Zweli Mkhize has now confirmed there are 116 confirmed positive cases in the country, out of which there are 14 local transmissions.

 

In a statement he issued, Mkhize disclosed they have collated background information on how these patients were infected.

 

He said;

 

“Today we have a further increase of six local transmission cases. As part of tracking and tracing, we have collated background information on how these patients were infected. We will provide more information to the public to make them aware of how these local transmissions occur.

“We will however not disclose full details as this information is subject to patient confidentiality which we are bound by.

“I must inform the public that there was a debate with clinicians, epidemiologists [and] virologists on when we, as government must release results to the public. These experts raised an issue of an ethical obligation to immediately alert patients as soon as the results become available.

“This therefore means that by the time a confirmation test is conducted in public laboratories, patients would have been notified of their initial results. This clarification is important because as government, we had announced to the public that all positive results will be verified through our public laboratories and the NICD.

“In instances where our confirmation tests give contrary results, we will inform the public, make reference to that specific result previously announced and give the outcome of the confirmation results”

 

Among the new cases in the country is a 2-year-old boy from the Western Cape who has not travelled internationally. This is the youngest confirmed case.

 

Here are information about other confirmed cases below;

 

-A 45 year-old male who had travelled to Belgium, UK, France and the US

-A 37 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 54 year-old female who had travelled to the USA

-A 52 year-old male who had travelled to the UK

-A 25 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 52 year-old female who had travelled to Italy

-A 59 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Dubai

-A 57 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 60 year-old male who travelled to the USA

-A 37 year-old female who travelled to Italy and Dubai

-A 21 year-old female with no travel history

-A 34 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 26 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 32 year-old female with no international travel history

 

There are four new cases in KwaZulu-Natal:

-A 48 year-old male who travelled to Dubai

-A 59 year-old female with no international travel history

-A 5 year-old male with no international travel history

-A 3 year-old male with no international travel history

 

There are five new cases in the Western Cape:

-A 3 year-old male who travelled to the UK

-A 58 year-old male who travelled to the UK and Austria

-A 2 year-old male with no international travel

-A 62 year-old female who travelled to the UK and Ethiopia

-A 71 year-old female who travelled to the UK

 

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

South Africa now has 116 confirmed cases of coronavirus

Idris Elba responds following backlash over having wife Sabrina Dhowre by his side while announcing he tested positive for coronavirus

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Idris Elba announced that he tested positive for coronavirus and during his announcement, his wife, Sabrina was beside him. This led to a backlash and the actor has now responded.

 

Sabrina sat next to Idris on as he announced on Monday, March 16, that he had Coronavirus (read here), and many believed that she should have been quarantined away from him since she had not been tested at that time.

 

The actor went live on Twitter and explained how he is feeling after being diagnosed with COVID-19. He also addressed the controversy and explained why Sabrina stayed too close to him.

 

He said: “Yesterday was good and bad. Bad because I tested positive, but it was also good because it opened up a lot of conversation around it. I think it made it a lot more real for some people. Definitely made it more real for me and my family.

 

“There was so many positive responses to, you know, me talking about it. Some negative too. But there were some definite positive ones. I certainly felt…my wife and I felt like it was the right thing to do, to share it with you guys.

 

“Right now though, I am feeling okay. Woke up this morning, didn’t have any symptoms. My voice is a little tired…checking my fever twice a day. Feel good, feel okay. Been doing a lot of reading about it. You know, asymptomatic is what comes up.”

 

Addressing the controversy over his wife being beside him despite how contagious the virus is, Idris said, “Sabrina‘s good too. Sabrina today finally managed to get a test, and we’re thankful for that. Generally, Sabrina‘s fine. Nervous of course. Worried. Just for clarification, Sabrina wanted to be by my side.”

 

He continued, “We calculated that risk and decided to be together. Hope you guys can understand that.”

 

He explained that they figured she probably had it as well after his diagnosis. He also added it meant the world to him to have her support.

 

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Update: Family member of UK returnee who became third case of coronavirus in Nigeria, tests negative

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Ayo Alaba, President of Birdsview Group has served an update after announcing that the UK returnee who tested positive for coronavirus has been living with a staff of his company since Saturday March 14, till Tuesday morning when the test result was released.

 

He revealed that after they received a notice about a possible COVID-19 exposure among their staff, they swung into extreme actions by placing the office building under lock and keys, suspending business operations, and subjecting all employees that could have been in contact with the staff to mandatory and monitored quarantine.

 

Ayo disclosed that a medical test carried carried on a staff who had a close contact with a family member who tested positive for the virus, came out negative. He added that they will be taking further precautionary measure to disinfect their Ikeja office building today March 18.

 

He wrote;

 

In the wake of the notice received by our HR unit about a possible COVID-19 exposure among our staff, our business swung into extreme actions by placing the office building under lock and keys, suspending business operations, and subjecting all employees that could have been in contact with the staff to mandatory and monitored quarantine, separate from their families, till we received the result of the test carried out on the exposed staff. Our business had since been placed on emergency mode and was prepared for both best cases and worst cases. .

I can now confirm the bright development that our staff tested negative to the virus in the early minutes of today. While this sounds like a big relief to Nigeria and Nigerians, it is a testament to the pandemic nature of COVID-19, and should not be taken for granted by anyone and for any reason. .

We extend our solidarity to everyone fighting the virus, especially our staff’s cousin who recently tested positive. We pray that they are blessed with the strength and fortitude to withstand the waiting time for the virus to run its course. .

Going forward, we will be taking further precautionary measure to disinfect our Ikeja office building today, March 18, air it out tomorrow, and resume business as usual on Friday. We take health and safety very seriously and will stop at nothing to ensure that our staff and clients are at their tip-top always. .

Stay safe and stay healthy, as we work together to win COVID-19 together

 

Update: Family member of UK returnee who became third case of coronavirus in Nigeria, tests negative

World boxing champion and trainer, Roger Mayweather dies at 58

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Roger Mayweather, a two-time world champion turned trainer and uncle of undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather, has died at the age of 58.

 

The former American boxer, who had struggled with diabetes, was a two-weight world champion in stellar 72-fight career that spanned 17 years.

 

He trained his nephew Floyd when he turned professional in 1996 for two years until Floyd Sr was released from prison. Roger returned to his corner in 2000 and was his trainer until 2012 as he became the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world.

 

World boxing champion and trainer, Roger Mayweather dies at 58

 

Confirming his death, Mayweather said: “My uncle was one of the most important people in my life inside and outside of the ring.”

“Roger was a great champion and one of the best trainers in boxing. Unfortunately, his health was failing him for several years and now he can finally rest in peace.

“Roger meant the world to me, my father Floyd Sr., my uncle Jeff, our whole family, everyone in and around the Mayweather Boxing Gym and the entire boxing world. It is a terrible loss for all of us.”

 

World boxing champion and trainer, Roger Mayweather dies at 58

 

Mayweather Sr, who was nicknamed the Black Mamba won 59 of his 72 professional fights that included major fights against Julio Cesar Chavez and Pernell Whitaker and held the WBA and lineal super-featherweight titles from 1983 to 1984, and the WBC light welterweight title from 1987 to 1989.

 

Floyd Mayweather is also mourning the death of his ex-girlfriend and the mother of his three children, Josie Harris, who was found dead outside her Los Angeles home last week.

Lebron James and his Los Angeles Lakers’ teammates to undergo coronavirus testing today

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NBA star, LeBron James and his Los Angeles Lakers’ teammates will undergo testing for the coronavirus today, March 18.

 

Sources at the basketball club confirmed to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, following the Brooklyn Nets’ announcement that four players including Kevin Durant have tested positive for the virus.

 

The Lakers played the Brooklyn Nets’ in their last game before the NBA suspended play last Wednesday following a positive test by Rudy Gobert of Utah Jazz.

 

The Lakers will self-quarantine for 14 days. Most of the Lakers are still in town, so testing should not be a logistical issue, sources told ESPN.

 

“Given the exposure risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA and our UCLA Health doctors,” the Lakers said. “The health and well-being of our players, staff, fans, and society in general, is of paramount importance to us, and will continue to be our focus.“

 

This comes a day after the Nets announced that four players including Kevin Durant have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Nets said they had reached out to anyone known to have had contact with the players.

 

In addition, Utah’s Donovan Mitchell and the Detroit Pistons’ Christian Wood are the other two basketballers that have tested positive for the virus.

Tacha and Naira Maley Rumoured To Be In A Relationship.

Tacha and Naira Marley dating rumours seems to be true

Nigerian most talk about celebrities, Tacha and Naira Marley seem to have a thing for eachother as they were seen flirting on Instagram. Tacha has been always have been a fan prior to her entry into the Big brother Naija Competition as She Had Always Been Vibing to the Popular Sensation Naira Maley Vibes.images

Singaporeans Stock Up After Malaysia Announces Coronavirus Border Closure

Malaysian Prime Minister Muhyiddin Yassin announced on Monday that Malaysia would shut its borders, restrict internal movement, close schools, universities and most businesses after its tally of coronavirus cases climbed to 553, the highest in Southeast Asia.

Muhyiddin said the order would take effect on Wednesday and last for two weeks.

Malaysia is a key source of staples for Singapore, which imports more than 90% of its food. Tens of thousands of Malaysians commute every day into the wealthy city-state to work in businesses from restaurants to semiconductor manufacturing.

“Who knows how long this shutdown will go on?” said one 70-year-old retiree loading up his supermarket trolley with packets of noodles.

“We have to stock up to some extent but what’s the point of hoarding stuff. No use for everyone to be panic buying.”

Long queues started forming at some Singapore shops on Tuesday morning, reminiscent of panic-buying a month ago when Singapore raised its alert response level on the coronavirus, although this time around store shelves were well-stocked.

Singapore has had 243 cases of the coronavirus, with no deaths.

Supermarket chain Fairprice started imposing purchase limits on essentials such as toilet paper, noodles, rice and eggs.

A shopper at another market told Reuters that chicken and pork had run out and prices of some vegetables had spiked.

A Singapore government minister sought to calm fears of shortages saying the country had stocks of proteins and vegetables for more than two months of normal consumption. Stocks of noodles and rice would last for three months.

“We have plans to manage this contingency, with a combination of stockpiling, building up our domestic production capacities, and diversifying our supply sources to many countries,” said Minister of Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing.

“While we may have to make some adjustments to our choices, we do have sufficient food supplies for all Singaporeans, so long as we buy responsibly,” he told reporters.

Chicken vendor Win Hong said he would stay open for longer because of the unusually high demand. Fishmonger Anwar, who commutes into Singapore from Malaysia every day, said his sales were up 70% but he was not sure if he could come back to work on Wednesday.

Malaysia and Singapore, which separated in 1965 after a brief union following independence from Britain, have close economic ties. About 300,000 people a day move through two land checkpoints and over a strait between the two countries.

Some businesses in Singapore were drawing up plans to keep some Malaysian staff in the city-state for the duration of the border closure.

“I guess some will be staying in Singapore for two weeks while some like me may not have to. I saw people going with luggage bags this morning,” said Zuwainah Hashim, a Malaysian engineer at a listed semiconductor company, who commutes into Singapore every day.

Companies that need help for with accommodation for workers could contact Singapore’s economic agencies, which were working with dormitory operators and hotels, Chan said.

Reuters