John Mikel Obi spouse, Olga Allegra has praised him for his courage to leave Trabzonspor in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic.
"You are vile, but My man
is a hero. Family over everything. Good friends show their love in times of trouble,
not just in times of happiness. — Euripides," she responded in an
Turkish Topflight league side Trabzonspor has reached a mutual agreement with former Super Eagles captain John Obi Mikel to part ways on mutual consent.
Mikel joined the Turkish side as a free agent on a two-year deal after a short spell with the English Championship side Middlesbrough.
The former Chelsea player has helped the Trapzonspor to top this season playing 19 games and giving a good account of himself.
The mutual agreement is believed ...
Gen.Tumukunde has been charged with
treason and four counts of unlawful possession of fire arms and ammunition, however,
pleaded not guilty to all five counts.
The prosecution stated that on the 5th of March 2020 while appearing on a morning show at one of the local Television stations in Kamwokya, the Rt. Lt Gen made statements that were calculated to instigate the Republic of Rwanda to invade Uganda and cause an unlawful change of government.
On the unlawful possession fire arms and ammunition, it states that on the 13th of March 2020 at his office Impala Avenue in Kololo, he was found in possession of 2 guns; an Ak47 and a pistol. Prosecution further states that he is charged with unlawful possession of 34 rounds of ammunition’s without a valid firearm license
He has ...
Kardashian took to Instagram on Monday to
post a photo of her son Psalm West. The precious pic showed the
10-month-old baby boy staring up at his mom while wearing a white and gray
"My baby boy is so handsome and
sweet," Kim captioned the snapshot.
Needless to say, her famous family
"Yes he is!!!!! What a
cutie," momager Kris Jenner wrote in the comments section
along with a series of heart-eye emojis.
Jenner and Kourtney Kardashian all liked the post, as well.
Kim and Kanye West welcomed their fourth child via surrogate back in May 2019. They're also the proud parents to North West (6), Saint West (4) and Chicago West (2) and have shared several memorable moments over the years. From going on trips an...
BEIJING/WASHINGTON/NEW YORK- China is withdrawing the press
credentials of American journalists at three U.S. newspapers, intensifying a
bitter fight between the world’s top two economies that has widened to include
the coronavirus outbreak and media freedoms.
Beijing announced on Wednesday what
it said was retaliation against U.S. restrictions on Chinese journalists that
includes revoking the accreditations of American correspondents with the New
York Times, News Corp’s Wall Street Journal and Washington Post whose
credentials expire by the end of 2020.
The move is a sharp escalation of a
dispute that saw Washington last month force Chinese state media firms to
register as foreign embassies.
Beijing then expelled three Wall
Street Journal correspondents - two Americans and...
WASHINGTON — For weeks, President Trump has minimized the coronavirus, mocked concern about it and treated the risk from it cavalierly. On Tuesday he took to the White House lectern and made a remarkable assertion: He knew it was a pandemic all along.
“This is a pandemic,” Mr. Trump told
reporters. “I felt it was a pandemic long before it was called a pandemic.”
This is what Mr. Trump has actually
said over the past two months:
On Jan. 22, asked by a CNBC reporter
whether there were “worries about a pandemic,” the president replied: “No, not
at all. We have it totally under control. It’s one person coming in from China,
and we have it under control. It’s going to be just fine.”
On Feb. 26, at a White House news
conference, commenting on the country’s first reported cases: ...
Donald Glover, known also as Childish Gambino has dropped a surprise album on Sunday morning, providing fans with a much-needed distraction from the Coronavirus frenzy.
The album, "Donald Glover Presents," features 12 songs, including a few previously released tracks like "Feels like Summer" and "Algorythm."
The album is currently only
available on donaldgloverpresents.com, which only shows the
album title and cover art. No other information, including song titles, is
Other artists featured on the album
include 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and SZA, Billboard reported.
In 2017, Glover confirmed that he was retiring his rapper/singer alter ego, Childish Gambino, though he keeps winning Grammys under the name.
He won a Grammy for Best Traditional
Tuesday was supposed to be Super Tuesday, the sequel, with four big-state contests. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Ohio - and its 136 delegates - has indefinitely delayed its in-person voting, even though many in the state have already cast early or absentee ballots.
The primaries were held as scheduled
in the other three states of Illinois, Florida and Arizona,. The latter two
have robust early voting systems, which mean any drop in same-day balloting had
less of an effect on total turnout.
In Arizona, for instance, early
voting exceeded the entire turnout in the state's 2016 Democratic primary - and
the state was called for Biden just a few hours after polls closed there.
Illinois, however, relies heavily on
election-day turnout - and reports from the state indicate th...
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda
Saturday it had closed all places of worship and schools following the
confirmation of a positive coronavirus (COVID-19) case in the country.
A statement issued by
the country's ministry of health said even other mass gatherings should be
postponed for two weeks as the situation is being monitored.
"Places of worship
are closed from Sunday March 15, 2020, with prayers to be conducted from
home," the ministry announced.
higher education institutions (both public and private) shall close on Monday,
March 16, 2020."
suggested that employees should be permitted to work from home, where possible,
in consultation with their employers.
The ministry further
suggested that large events such as wed...
Legislators have warned the government to resist the temptation of using the plight of Ugandan students quarantined in Wuhan, China over Corona Virus, to defraud taxpayers.
The concern was raised by Ayivu
County MP, Bernard Atiku, who claimed that the Ministry of Finance had sent up
to $600,000 to Uganda’s Embassy over and above the approved $61,000 meant for
the Ugandan students stranded in the country.
Atiku urged the August House to
interest itself in reports from students in Wuhan that not all of them have
been given money.
“Students are saying that not all
have received the money and even the US$618 being given out to each student
cannot match the rising costs of living in Wuhan,” said Atiku during the
plenary sitting on Wednesday 11 March 2020.
The State Minist...
Members of Parliament have raised concerns over the increasing number of single mothers, who they said has been left to shoulder the child care burden single-handedly.
Legislators observed that government programmes on women empowerment have largely focused on addressing gender-based violence and to some extent personal incomes, but that the growing community of single mothers has hardly been explored.
“There is a growing number of single parents worldwide and some countries have adopted a policy of either compelling men to do cost-sharing. They attach part of one’s salary or wages to ensure child support” said Hon Muhammad Nsereko (Ind., Kampala Central).
Nsereko was making a contribution during debate on the Statement on
the reporting obligations on the status of women in reg...
The Speaker (in purple) exchanges gifts with a representative from one of the UN agencies
The Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has appealed to UN agencies to support the operations of the National Women’s Council to enable it reach women at grassroots level. Kadaga said she was concerned that although women council leaders were elected countrywide, they remain largely redundant. “When I go for meetings of women councils, many ask that, ‘Madam Speaker: we were elected, but what can we do?’,” Kadaga said. Kadaga said this while meeting representatives from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UN Women, United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the National Women Council at Parliament on Thursday, 12 March 2020. Th...
Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has advised
legislators to avoid traveling abroad as a measure of curbing the spread of the
corona virus in Uganda.
“I want to urge members to desist from traveling because things are really
happening. Unless it is necessary, let us stay put in our country because even
on the plane, you can sit with people who are sick,” she said.
In her communication during the plenary sitting on 12 March 2020, Kadaga
informed MPs that the Inter-Parliamentary Union meeting in Geneva, Switzerland
scheduled for April has been cancelled.
“The meeting in St. Petersburg [Russia] organized in early June by the Russian
Federation Parliament has also been cancelled,” she added.
Meanwhile, Hon. David Abala (NRM, Ngora County) raised concern over the safety
of Ugandans in light of a planned ...
Rwanda announced on Saturday its first case of the new coronavirus,
In a statement, the Health ministry said the patient is an Indian citizen
who arrived in the country from Mumbai on March 8.
“An Indian citizen who arrived from Mumbai, India on March 8, 2020 has
tested positive for Coronavirus (Covid-19).
"The patient had no symptoms upon arrival in Rwanda and reported
himself to a health facility on March 13 where he was immediately tested
the ministry said.
The ministry said that the patient is in stable condition adding that close
contacts of victim have been traced.
The announcement makes Rwanda the second country in the East Africa
Community, after Kenya, to confirm the virus.
the ministry said.
The ministry said that the patient is in stable condi...
Dr Simon Kagugube
The corporate world continues to mourn the passing of Dr Simon Kagugube.
Kagugube, 64, who was the Executive Director of Centenary Bank, board
chairman of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) and Nation Media Group-Uganda, among
others, died at the weekend.
According to the family, Kagugube’s requiem mass will be held on Monday at
St Charles Lwanga Ntinda starting at 10am and burial will take place at
Mawagga, Mityana District on Tuesday.
For a career spanning over three decades, Kagugube touched the lives of many
people, especially in the corporate world.He would even sing and dance in
He was the most active and supportive member of the Bar. He was
approachable, jolly and committed to the Society’s Goals and Vision. May the
good Lord r...
Actor Kirk Douglas, whose Hollywood career spanned seven decades, has died aged 103.
The stage and screen actor was well-known for a range of roles,
including the 1960 classic Spartacus, in which he played the titular
Born in New York in 1916, he rose to prominence during Hollywood’s
“golden age”, earning his first Oscar nomination for the 1949 film
He was also the father of Oscar-winning actor Michael Douglas.
His son Michael said in a statement: “It is with tremendous sadness
that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today.”
“To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of
movies… but to me and my brothers Joel and Peter he was simply Dad,” it
read in part.
“Let me end with the words I told him on his last birt...
of Equatorial Guinea has announced a solidarity contribution of $2
million to China over the rampaging coronavirus outbreak.
The decision was reached after a cabinet meeting this week. It was
chaired by President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. The cabinet also expressed
solidarity and support for the Chinese government.
Gabriel Mbaga Obiang Lima, Minister of Mines and Hydrocarbons said
about the gesture: “China has always been a very strong and loyal
supporter of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and this contribution is a
demonstration that Equatorial Guinea stands in solidarity with China
and its people as it fights a global outbreak that has already cost too
“Our ongoing Year of Investment Initiative will be a testimony to
the depth of our cooper...
A baby in China's epidemic-hit Wuhan city has been diagnosed
with the novel coronavirus just 30 hours after being born, Chinese state
media reported Wednesday.The infant is the youngest person recorded
as being infected by the virus, which has killed nearly 500 people
since emerging late last year.CCTV quoted experts as saying it may
be a case of "vertical transmission", referring to infections passed
from mother to child during pregnancy, childbirth or immediately after.
The mother had tested positive for the virus before she gave birth.The official Xinhua news agency reported Monday that a baby born last week to an infected mother had tested negative.The
disease is believed to have emerged in December in a Wuhan market that
sold wild animals, and spread rapidly as people trav...
Valverde was sacked in January and replaced by Quique Setien.
Abidal, a former team-mate of Messi, made the comments in an interview with Spanish newspaper Diario Sport.
on Tuesday Messi, 32, responded: "When you talk about players, you have
to give names because if not, it gives air to things which are not
Valverde was sacked when Barcelona were top of La Liga.
the newspaper interview Abidal said: "Many players weren't satisfied or
working hard and there was also an internal communication problem.
relationship between the coach and the dressing room has always been
good but there are things as an ex-player that I could smell. I told the
club what I thought and we reached a decision [on Valverde]."
Ballon d'Or winner Messi responded o...
Wood, a Hall of Fame football player and former safety for the Green
Bay Packers, died Monday in Washington DC, according to a statement from the team. He was 83.Wood won two Super Bowls as a member of the Packers, where he played safety from 1960 to 1971."The
Green Bay Packers Family lost a legend today with the passing of Willie
Wood," Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy said in the statement.
"Willie's success story, rising from an undrafted rookie free agent to
the Pro Football Hall of Fame, is an inspiration to generations of
football fans."Wood had been
confined to assisted living facilities for about 13 years before his
death and had suffered from advanced stage dementia for nearly a decade,
the team statement said. He is survived by two sons and a daughter."Whil...
American 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, 38, has lost four major
finals since giving birth to her daughter in September 2017.
She was knocked out of the Australian Open in the third round last month.
"We have to accept the fact that it is not working," said Mouratoglou.
He added: "Maybe come back with a different angle, a different strategy and different goals so she can make it.
"She does feel positive, she feels negative too because it is a failure when she doesn't win a Grand Slam.
"We have to face reality, but she is positive that she can make it otherwise she probably wouldn't be on a tennis court anymore.
"She believes she can make it and I believe it too. She's not that far, but we have to change a few things."
said she made "far too many ...