2Face Idibia to appear on MTVBase Behind The Story, FG set to repatriate Abacha loot, Manchester United agreed to Bruno Fernandes deal. 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.
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1. Fifteen killed in Eastern DR Congo
Officials in the East of the Democratic Republic of Congo say at least 15 people have been killed in an attack by suspected rebels. The administrator of Beni Donnant Kibwana said the attack happened near the town of Oicha.
Reports from the area say some of the victims were killed with machetes and locals fear the number of dead could exceed 30.
A civil society organisation, the Kivu Security Tracker (KST) – say 265 people have been killed in the Beni region since the end of October when the Congolese military began an operation against an armed group known as the Allied Democratic Forces or ADF.
2. FG set to repatriate fresh $321M Abacha loot
The Federal Government is set to repatriate another $321 million Abacha loot in a tripartite understanding between the Island of Jersey, the United States of America and Nigeria. The agreement on the repatriation will be signed next week.
This decision was taken at Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President, Muhammadu Buhari.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, spoke on the outcome of the meeting on the Abacha loot. He said based on the Memorandum of Understanding reached by the three parties, the money would be spent on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, the 2nd Niger Bridge and the Kaduna-Kano Expressway.
3. 2Face Idibia to share his Grass To Grace story on MTVBase Behind The Story Season II
In the second episode of MTVBase Behind The Story season 2, Sammy Walsh will be getting behind 2Face’s boyish charm and charisma and asking him the hard questions. The show is guided by two rules, “not to evade any questions” and “to tell the truth.”
2Face will be sharing deep insight into his past, his struggles with how he has been judged harshly by the public for his personal life, how he has overcome some of his biggest challenges and sharing some never before shared truths. 2Face is really going behind the story on this one!
Speaking on what the last decade was like for him in a teaser, the legend said, “It wasn’t easy. Some people focused on my belle matter more than they did on me, there was so much negative press and negative representation of me. I had to re-convince people that I’m more than that.”
He also talked about the sacrifices he had to make for fame, his relationship with his wife, Annie Idibia and the mothers of his other children, the things he wishes he had done differently and more.
MTV Base Behind The Story season 2 premiered 8 pm on Tuesday, January 21st.
4. UAE confirms first cases of the new coronavirus
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has confirmed the first cases in the Middle East of the new deadly coronavirus, saying that doctors were treating a family that had recently come from a city at the centre of the outbreak.
The UAE’s Ministry of Health, Abdul Rahman Mohammed Al Oweis said on Wednesday it had diagnosed the coronavirus in a four-member Chinese family.
“All family members are in stable condition and the situation was contained by following the most necessary precautionary measures adopted globally when dealing with infected cases.“, the ministry said in a statement.
It was not immediately clear in which of the seven emirates the cases had been detected but the ministry emphasised that the diagnosis is “not a cause for concern”.
5. Bruno Fernandes: Manchester United agree to deal with Sporting Lisbon
Manchester United have agreed on a deal to sign Portugal midfielder Bruno Fernandes from Sporting Lisbon. United will pay an initial fee of around 55M euros (£47M) for the 25-year-old, though add-ons could increase the overall cost to 80M euros (£67.6M). Fernandes’ move is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.
The two clubs have been negotiating throughout the transfer window with a breakthrough made on Tuesday amid reports of interest from Barcelona. United, linked with the 25-year-old last summer, initially refused to meet Sporting’s demand for 80M euros upfront.
For the Portuguese club to receive the full amount, a series of conditions must be met – including United’s qualification for the Champions League.
United would pay an additional 5M euros (£4.2M) if they achieve Champions League qualification, with a further 5M euros subject to player participation. The remaining payment of 15M euros (£12.6M) is based on individual player prizes.
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