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Rave News Digest: Mike Edwards & Wife Welcome First Child, Walmart In Bid To Buy TikTok, Sporting Events Postponed In Protest + More

Rave News Digest: Mike Edwards & Wife Welcome First Child, Walmart In Bid To Buy TikTok, Sporting Events Postponed In Protest + More

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Mike Edwards and Perri welcome their first child, Walmart joins Microsoft in the bid for TikTok, US sporting events postponed to protest Jacob Blake’s death. 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. Mike Edwards bbnaija baby. Nigerian celebrity news. Nigerian news.

Here is a rundown of five of the hottest news topics…

#1. BBNaija’s Mike Edwards and wife, Perri welcome their first child

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The new parents with their baby

BBNaija 2019 first runner-up, Mike Edwards and his wife, Perri Shakes-Drayton have reportedly welcomed their first child, a baby boy. Mike Edwards bbnaija baby.

Mike took to his Instagram page to announce the birth of he and Perri’s first child in a celebratory post which he captioned, “Black women are five times more likely to die in pregnancy and childbirth. In the words of John Boyega, “We need to care of them. They are us. They are our future. We cannot demonize our own. We are the pillars of the family.“ To my wife, @itspsd you’re nothing short of amazing, and I’m so proud to be your husband and twice as excited that you’re the mother to our baby boy. ❤️💙”

Congratulations to the couple! Nigerian celebrity news. Nigerian news.

#2. Aviation Ministry readies for reopening of Ghana  airports on Sept. 1

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Mr. Yaw Kwakwa (3rd right), Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited (GACL), explaining a point to Mr. Kofi Adda (2nd right), Minister of Aviation, during an inspection tour of Terminal 3 of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA). Looking on is Ms. Christina Edmund (left), acting Chief Director, Ministry of Aviation.

The Ministry of Aviation and its agencies are putting in place robust measures to ensure the safe reopening of the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) to international passenger traffic by Tuesday, September 1, this year.

The preparations include the installation of seven temperature thermal scanners and 70 sample-taking booths, floor markings to ensure social distancing, counseling units, and standby ambulances at Terminal Three of the airport.

The protocols put in place are to ensure adequate physical distancing, the wearing of nose masks or coverings, enhanced sanitation and disinfection, health screening, contact tracing, and the use of passenger health declaration forms.

#3. Nathaniel Julius’ death by the hands of the police causes uproar in South Africa

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Nathaniel Julius

Police Minister Bheki Cele on Friday, August 28, visited the home of the late Nathaniel Julius. The 16-year-old, who had Down syndrome, was allegedly gunned down by a police officer just outside his home on Wednesday, August 26. Since his death, the Eldorado Park community has launched massive protests against police, demanding justice. Mike Edwards bbnaija baby.

On Thursday, one day after his death, there were violent clashes between the community and police to a point where law enforcement officers fired rubber bullets to disperse the crowd. Journalists on the scene were, allegedly, also threatened by police.

#4. Walmart joins Microsoft in a bid for TikTok’s US operations

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The US retail giant Walmart has said it will team up with Microsoft to make a bid for the US operations of TikTok. Walmart told the media it thought a deal with the Chinese video-sharing app would help it expand its operations. TikTok has been given 90 days to sell its US arm to an American firm or face a ban in the country.

Donald Trump has alleged it shares its user data with Beijing – claims it denies. Earlier on Thursday, the firm’s boss resigned ahead of the impending ban. Confirming that the company was pursuing a deal, a Walmart spokesperson said in a press release: “We are confident that a Walmart and Microsoft partnership would meet both the expectations of US TikTok users while satisfying the concerns of US government regulators.”

#5. US sports events postponed to protest Jacob Blake’s shooting

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Balls and towels were removed from the Milwaukee Bucks’ bench area after they boycotted Wednesday’s game

A host of US sports games were postponed for a second straight day in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake. Blake, a black man, was shot seven times in the back by police on Sunday in Kenosha, Wisconsin near Milwaukee.

The National Basketball Association (NBA) has postponed Thursday’s playoff games after Wednesday’s fixtures were called off following a player walkout. NBA executive vice president Mike Bass said the league was “hopeful to resume games either Friday or Saturday.” Mike Edwards bbnaija baby.

For the second straight night, three Major League Baseball games were also postponed. The National Hockey League announced that four games scheduled for Thursday and Friday had been called off as well. The WNBA postponed Thursday’s games having done the same a day earlier. Nigerian celebrity news. Nigerian news.

Bass said a video conference call would take place later on Thursday which will include players, team governors, and representatives from the league office “to discuss next steps.”


Our Week Day News Digest brings you a summary of five of the hottest news topics including the Nigerian news today, top African news, latest trending global headlines, sports stories, celebrity news from Nollywood to Hollywood. 2020


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