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Fears over crackdown on free speech in Nigeria as Government refuses to release prominent journalist

A former presidential candidate and journalist is being held by Nigeria’s security forces despite being twice granted bail, his lawyer told CNN. Omoyele Sowore, is an investigative journalist and founder of the New York-based news site Sahara Reporters, who was arrested in August by the country’s intelligence agency, the Department of State Services (DSS). He […]

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At least two dead and several injured in U.S. school shooting

At least two students have been killed and three more injured after a 16-year-old suspect opened fire at a southern California high school on Thursday, the latest deadly school shooting to hit the US. Early reports of the shooting at Saugus high school in Santa Clarita, 30 miles north of Los Angeles, came just before 8am […]

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Please, tell my girlfriend to return my Apple laptop, herbalist begs court

Festus Jatau, a traditional medicine man, on Thursday prayed an  Upper Area Court Zuba, FCT, to recover his laptop from a former girlfriend, Ms Blessing Elisha. Jatau made the appeal while giving evidence as a nominal complainant in the case against Elisha over the allegation of house breaking and theft. “We used to be close […]

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Reps okay compulsory genotype test for intending Nigerian couples

The House of Representatives has okayed compulsory genotype tests for intending couples as part of measures to prevent sickle cell disease. The House charged government registries, churches and mosques with demanding the tests before joining persons as husband and wife. This is part of the resolutions passed by the lawmakers at the plenary on Thursday […]

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We’ll regulate social media despite criticism – Nigerian Government

Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says criticism will not stop the federal government from regulating social media. The minister said this at a meeting with online-news publishers in Abuja on Thursday. There have been critical reactions to the government’s move to regulate social media. But Mohammed said the government does not intend to impair free […]

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Doctors removed a tumor the size of a soccer ball from a man’s neck (Photos)

The New Jersey man had just one option to get rid of the massive tumor that had been growing on his neck and was now threatening his life: Remove it. But its placement made that a risky endeavor. Milton Wingert, 81, had been to several physicians to see the tumor over the past six months, […]

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Lawyer sues President Buhari, Senate over social media bill

A lawyer, Tope Akinyode, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari and the Senate over the proposed ‘Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill 2019.” In a suit he filed before the Federal High Court in Lagos, Akinyode seeks an order of perpetual injunction prohibiting the respondents from enacting the bill, “which was introduced on the floor […]

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PEOPLE announces 2019’s ‘Sexiest Man Alive’

He’s one of the youngest EGOT winners in history. He and his wife are one of Hollywood’s iconic couples. And now, John Legend is PEOPLE’s 2019 “Sexiest Man Alive.” The magazine announced that the “All of Me” singer would hold the title awarded last year to actor Idris Elba, a comparison he poked fun at. The cover of the […]

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McLaren unveils $1.7M car with no roof (Photos)

The new McLaren Elva supercar costs $1.7 million, not including options like a sound system or exposed carbon fiber body panels. One option you won’t be able to get: A roof. The Elva isn’t a convertible. It’s an open-topped roadster, meaning it has, literally, zero roof of any kind. You can pay a little extra […]

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Nigerian Pastor arraigned for preaching without permit (Photo)

Authorities in Kenya have charged a Nigerian pastor and a Kenyan woman with engaging in evangelism without a permit. According to Kenya newspaper, Daily Nation, Pastor Joseph Ifeanyichukwu Ezeking, 39, and Alice Kawira, 35, on diverse dates between January and September 2019 preached without work permit in Embu and Meru counties. Ms Kawira was charged with […]

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Nigerian Senate gives condition to quash the hate speech bill

The senate says it will quash the hate speech bill if it realises that the bill could bring about hardship for Nigerians. Godiya Akwashiki, vice-chairman of senate committee on media, said this while addressing journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. The proposed legislation was reintroduced on Tuesday shortly after the upper legislative chamber introduced a bill to regulate social […]

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Why we have still not released Sowore — DSS

The Department of State Services has issued yet another controversial statement claiming on Wednesday afternoon that it refused to release Omoyele Sowore because the “appropriate persons” have not turned up to pick him up at its headquarters. Mr Sowore met all bail conditions on November 6 and a federal judge signed warrant for his immediate […]

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How Khloe Kardashian Feels About Her Ex-husband, Lamar Odom’s Engagement

A source tells E! News that the reality TV star, who was married to the retired NBA player for several years, is “happy” for Lamar and his new fiancée, personal trainer Sabrina Parr. “Khloe wants Lamar to be happy. She has always had hope that he would find his way and live a long and healthy life,” […]

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Bolivian senator declares herself president

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales’ resignation. Lawmakers from Mr Morales’ party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment. But Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold elections soon. Mr Morales […]

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Record-breaking: Luxury watch sells for $31 million

A watch by Swiss luxury brand Patek Philippe has sold for over $31 million, the highest price ever paid for a timepiece at auction. The Grandmaster Chime 6300A-010 has never been worn — it was created specially for Saturday’s auction in Geneva to raise money for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy, according to Christie’s. It is […]

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Hillary Clinton Speaks On 2020 US Presidential Bid

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday said “many, many, many people” were pressuring her to consider a 2020 presidential bid, but held that it is “absolutely not in my plans.” “I, as I say, never, never, never say never and I will certainly tell you I’m under enormous pressure from many, many, many people to […]

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Atiku speaks on hate speech bill by Nigerian Senate

A former vice president, Atiku Abubakar, has cautioned Nigerian senators against moves to pass a bill criminalising purported hate speech. The bill being sponsored by Sabi Abdullahi of the All Progressives Congress is targeted at punishing anyone found guilty of spreading “misinformation.” The bill also prescribed death penalty for anyone found guilty of spreading a […]

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Judge gives EFCC ultimatum to extradite Diezani from UK

Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday gave the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission until March 2020 to have a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke extradited to Nigeria. The commission had in November 2018 filed 13 counts of money laundering against the ex-minister accusing her of unlawfully […]

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T.I.’s Daughter Unfollows Him and Her Family After His Comments About Her Hymen

T.I.’s daughter, Deyjah Harris, has unfollowed her dad on Instagram. While the exact timing of the social media move is unclear, some speculate it came after the 39-year-old rapper said he attends the 18-year-old celebrity’s gynecologist appointments to “check her hymen.” According to Hollywood Unlocked, Deyjah also isn’t following Tiny or Zonnique Pullins on Instagram. Deyjah does follow Tiny on Twitter but not T.I. […]

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Finally, Lamar Odom Is Engaged again!

The 40-year-old professional athlete and reality TV star shared the exciting news that he’s engaged to his girlfriend, Sabrina Parr. “Introducing my new fiancé,” Lamar Odom captioned his sweet Instagram post on Monday night, alongside a snapshot of his boo showing off her massive diamond ring. “Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom. She the ONE!!!!” And it looks […]

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Cristiano Ronaldo could face ‘two-year ban’ after Juventus Controversy

Retired footballer Antonio Cassano has declared that Cristiano Ronaldo risked a two-year ban after he left Juventus’ stadium early during their 1-0 win against AC Milan. The former Real Madrid forward was left furious after being hauled off in the 55th minute against the Rossoneri, with the player alleged to have exited the ground in the 87th […]

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Man runs marathon in every country in the world for Prostate Cancer

If you’ve ever wondered who runs the world, it turns out it’s a man called Nick Butter. Butter, 30, has become the first person to complete a marathon in all 196 countries recognized by the United Nations, finishing his challenge in Greece on Sunday. Butter has so far raised over £65,000 ($83,000) for charity Prostate Cancer UK as a […]

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