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UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson Faces Calls To Resign After Admitting Attending Downing Street Party During Lockdown

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Boris Johnson, the British Prime Minister, is facing calls to quit after apologizing on January 12 for attending an alcoholic garden party at 10 Downing Street during the country’s first pandemic lockdown.

The UK leader’s disclosure aroused outrage among the public, as many people were unable to leave their homes during that time, or even see loved ones or family members, as the UK adhered to tight covid-19 regulations.

Johnson admitting to attending a meeting in Downing Street’s garden on May 20, 2020, at the commencement of weekly Prime Minister’s Questions in Parliament. He stated;

“Mr Speaker, I want to apologise. I know that millions of people across this country have made extraordinary sacrifices over the last 18 months. I know the anguish that they have been through – unable to mourn their relatives, unable to live their lives as they want or do the things they love. And I know the rage they feel with me and with the government I lead, when they think that in Downing Street itself the rules are not being properly followed by the people who make the rules.

“And though I cannot anticipate the conclusions of the current inquiry I have learned enough to know there were things we simply did not get right and I must take responsibility. Number 10 is a big department with the garden as an extension of the office – which has been in constant use because of the role of fresh air in stopping the virus. And when I went into that garden just after six on the 20th of May 2020, to thank groups of staff before going back into my office 25 minutes later to continue working, I believed implicitly that this was a work event.

“But, Mr Speaker, with hindsight I should have sent everyone back inside, I should have found some other way to thank them and I should have recognised that even if it could be said technically to fall within the guidance, there would be millions and millions of people who simply would not see it that way. People who suffered terribly – people who were forbidden from meeting loved ones at all, inside or outside. And to them and to this house I offer my heartfelt apologies. And all I ask is that Sue Gray be allowed to complete her inquiry into that day and several others so that the full facts can be established.”

Following Johnson’s apology, opposition leader Keir Starmer labeled him “a man without shame” and claimed his argument that he didn’t realize the gathering was a party was “so absurd that it is disgusting to the British public.”

Starmer, along with other members of his Labour Party, and Liberal Democrat leader Sir Ed Davey, both called for the prime minister to quit.

“The party is over, prime minister,” Starmer said, calling Johnson a “pathetic spectacle of a man who has run out of road.”

When the former health secretary disregarded the rules, he resigned, and when the prime minister’s spokeswoman joked about it, they both resigned, according to the Labour leader. “What makes the prime minister believe the rules don’t apply to him?”

There are issues inside Johnson’s own party as well.

Douglas Ross, the head of the Scottish Conservatives, claimed Johnson would be unable to continue as prime minister if it was discovered that he had attended the lockdown party.

The news follows a slew of other scandals involving Johnson, including the government’s handling of the pandemic, the granting of lucrative contracts, and the renovation of Johnson’s flat.

Johnson had stated that he “broke no regulations” by attending the lockdown gatherings and that he would not comment on the topic until an internal inquiry into the parties was completed on Wednesday, January 12.

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Black Stars Head Coach, Milovan Rajevac Sacked

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Black Stars coach, Milovan Rajevac, has been sacked, KUBILIVE can report.

The decision was taken following a meeting between the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Ghana Football Association in the aftermath of Ghana’s group-stage exit from the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations last week.

Rajevac, 67, who returned for a second stint with the Black Stars in September 2021, supervised a disappointing AFCON campaign in Cameroon where Ghana picked up just one point from their three group stage games, finishing bottom of Group C.

The Sports Ministry summoned the GFA to a meeting on Friday, January 21, 2022, in which they directed the country’s football governing body to review the coach’s position because the people of Ghana “have lost confidence in the technical team’s ability to deliver success.”

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I’m Expanding My Church To 1,000 Branches This Year : Rev Obofour Says

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Founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel Rev. Emmanuel Obofour has disclosed his major plans for his church in the year 2022.

The man of God has made some disclosure over the plans he has for his church and his ministry this year. The man of God is unperturbed about criticism and has bemoaned the ‘pull him down’ spirit.

The man of God who has about 378 branches of the church already has disclosed that he will expand his church in 2022. The overseer of Anointed Chapel Palace Chapel said he is going to open about one thousand branches of churches in 2022.

According to Rev Obofour, the main reason why he is expanding the branches of his church is to win one million souls for God in 2022.

“Currently, I have about 378 churches but this year, I’m expanding the branches to 1,000. Don’t joke with me. We’re going to win 1 million souls this year. People will doubt what I’m saying now because, in Ghana, we hate to see ourselves grow.

“The problem with Ghanaians is that we love, accept foreign things and detest things that are locally made here,” he said in his Facebook live video.

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Victor Lindelof’s Wife And Kids Forced To Hide As Intruders Broke Into His Home While He Was Playing At Brentford

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Victor Lindelof’s house was burgled while the Manchester United defender was playing against Brentford on Wednesday night, January 19.

Lindelof’s wife and their two young children were in the property when the break-in happened but were not harmed.

Sweden defender Lindelof was playing for United in their 3-1 win at the Brentford Community Stadium in London at the time.

United released a statement which read: “We can confirm that a break-in occurred at Victor Lindelof’s house during the away game against Brentford.

“His family, who were at home at the time, were unhurt but clearly shaken. This was a distressing experience for them, and for Victor when he learned of it after the game, and the club is providing them with our full support.

“We encourage anyone with information about the crime to contact the police.”

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Maja Lindelof wrote on Instagram: “During Victor’s game this Wednesday night we had a break-in at our house in Manchester.

“I was home alone with both the kids but we managed to hide and lock ourselves in a room before they entered our house.

“We are okay under the circumstances but it was obviously a very traumatic and scary moment for both me and my little kids.

“We are now in Sweden and are spending some time off with our families. Love, Maja.”

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