Barack Obama goes viral after three-pointer, Williams Uchemba is engaged, Russia’s Olympics ban appeal hearing set. Stay in the know with our Rave News Digest which summarizes five of the hottest global news you need to catch up on, saving you time and energy. Consider it your daily news fix.
Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…
1. Barack Obama goes viral after shooting a three-pointer on Biden campaign trail
While on the campaign trail on Saturday, October 31 for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, Barack Obama went viral after shooting a three-pointer. The former POTUS was leaving a gym in Flint, Michigan when he left it all on the court at Flint’s Northwestern High School after making the sweeping shot.
“That’s what I do!” he appears to say to the campaign staff after he grabs his coffee cup while walking away.
Uploading the viral video to his social media, Barack Obama captioned the video, “Shoot your shot,” encouraging his followers to head over to iwillvote.com to get ready for the 2020 presidential election on November 3.
2. Nigeria: Williams Uchemba announces engagement to girlfriend
Nollywood actor, Williams Uchemba is engaged to his girlfriend, now fiancée, Brunella Oscar. The actor took to his Instagram account on Saturday to talk about his decision. He wrote: “There comes a time in a man’s life when he needs to settle and there is no better time than now. For years, my major prayer point has been for God to give me a Life and Destiny partner that can understand my complex nature, as well as my calling to serve God and Humanity and vice versa.”
The newly engaged Williams Uchemba then went on to serenade his fiancée with loving words and ended by writing “I Love you to the moon No sorry the moon is too far maybe to the furthest part of the earth with Uber. Ok bye, we have a wedding to plan.”
3. South Africa: Ayanda Thabethe grabs Kim Kardashian West’s attention with Halloween look
Television presenter Ayanda Thabethe went all out for her Halloween look which got the approval of Kim Kardashian West. Ayanda teamed up with a local fashion brand, CINNEL, to create similar dresses to the ones Kim and her sisters, Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, wore for the launch of their KKW Fragrance collaboration.
The star dressed as all three Kardashian sisters and recreated an interview the sisters did for the fragrance. Kim praised Ayanda’s efforts after spotting the posts on social media. “OMG THE BEST!” the reality star tweeted. The 40-year-old also shared Ayanda’s posts on her Instagram story.
4. Ghana: Second wave COVID-19 likely – GHS warns
Ghana risks the second wave of COVID-19 if the public continues to loosen precautionary measures. The Ghana Health Service (GHS) has warned that a second wave of the pandemic can be more terrible than the first if people do not keep to the safety protocols. The Director of the Health Promotion Division of the GHS and Leader of the Risk Communication for COVID-19 National Task Force, Dr. Dacosta Aboagye, said the posture of the public was causing a gradual rise in active cases, and that if care was not taken, the nation would see a major rise soon.
Active cases of the disease had risen from 309 to 589 within the last few weeks, with the number of deaths standing at 320.
5. Russia’s ban appeal set to be heard by the court of arbitration for Sport
Russia’s appeal against its four-year ban from all major sporting events will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) from Monday. In December 2019, Russia’s Anti Doping Agency (RUSADA) was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators the previous January.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had controversially reinstated Russia in 2018 after a three-year suspension for its vast state-sponsored doping scandal. But WADA’s executive committee made the unanimous decision to impose the ban, which bars Russia from competing in the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics, set to be held next year, and football’s 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The appeal hearing, which is not open to the public, is scheduled to take place at an undisclosed venue in Lausanne, Switzerland, until Thursday. A decision will be announced at a later date.
Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics across the world, including celebrity news from Hollywood to Nollywood, the latest trending global headlines, the Nigerian news today, top African news, and sports stories. 2020
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