Rave News Digest: Ebuka To Return As Big Brother Naija Host, International Students In The US May Have To Return Home, Messi + More
Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to continue as Big Brother Naija host, International students may need to leave the US, Barcelona president says Messi will end his career at the club. 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. Ebuka Obi-Uchendu to return as Big Brother Naija show host in Season 5
TV presenter, Ebuka Obi-Uchendu has confirmed that for the 4th season in a row, he will continue as the host for Big Brother Naija. Ebuka took to Twitter to share the exciting development. He shared, “Excited to be confirmed once again as the host of a brand new season of @BBNaija premiering on July 19.”
The confirmation comes days after the announcement of the premiere of the latest season billed to kick start July 19, 2020. Ebuka took on hosting duties from Big Brother Naija’s second season in 2017.
2. Ghana’s active cases now 4,878
Ghana now has 4,878 active cases after the Ghana Health Service (GHS) announced 992 new COVID-19 infections. The GHS update released on Monday increased the country’s case count to 21,077.
The update also indicated that the new cases were detected from samples collected between June 18-July 1, 2020. The death toll from the disease increased by seven new cases to 129 while the number of recoveries / discharges rose to 16,070.
3. South Africa: Suspect arrested for rape of Grade 7 pupil who returned home for mask
The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Education said it is disturbed following the rape of a Grade 7 pupil from a primary school in the Harry Gwala District on Monday, July 6. According to the department, the pupil came to school without wearing a mask and was turned back at the screening point.
On her arrival back at the school, the pupil reported that she had been raped. The principal then took her to the clinic and the matter was reported to the police. KZN police spokesperson Colonel Thembeka Mbele confirmed the incident and subsequent arrest made.
4. International students may need to leave the US if their universities transition to online-only learning
International students who are pursuing degrees in the United States will have to leave the country or risk deportation if their universities switch to online-only courses, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Monday.
The move may affect thousands of foreign students who are presently in the United States to attend universities or participate in training programs, as well as non-academic or vocational studies. Universities nationwide are beginning to make the decision to transition to online courses as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
5. Messi will end his career at the club – Bartomeu
Lionel Messi will “end his working and footballing life in Barcelona,” the club’s president has said. Josep Maria Bartomeu dismissed reports the Argentina international, 33, was unwilling to renew his current contract when it expires in 2021.
“We are negotiating with many players but Messi has explained to us he wants to stay,” Bartomeu told the media. “And so we’re going to enjoy him for much longer.”
Bartomeu was speaking following the Catalan club’s 4-1 La Liga win at Villarreal on Sunday evening, which saw them close the gap to leaders Real Madrid to four points.
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