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South Africa legalises cannabis use

South Africa’s highest court has legalised the use of cannabis by adults in private places. Pro-marijuana activists cheered in the public gallery and chanted “Weed are free now” when the Constitutional Court gave its landmark ruling. In a unanimous ruling, judges also legalised the growing of marijuana for private consumption. South Africa’s government had opposed […]

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Nigerians voted Buhari but a cabal is in charge – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says though Nigerians voted for President Muhammadu Buhari in 2015, a cabal is now in charge of the country. Saraki who is one of the presidential aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said this when he visited members of the party in Oyo state, to solicit support ahead of the primary […]

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Mexico anger at trailer full of corpses

A refrigerated trailer containing at least 100 corpses in Mexico’s western state of Jalisco has angered residents who have complained about the smell. Authorities said on Monday they were trying to relocate the container, which was rented after mortuaries in the city of Guadalajara became full. “We have a lot of children in this neighbourhood… […]

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Appointments: Buhari insensitive to Nigerians’ yearnings – CAN

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has condemned the failure of President Muhammadu Buhari to be fair to all sections of the country in his three recent appointments. The CAN President, Dr. Samson Olasupo Ayokunle, who said this in a statement on Monday, wondered why the President made three key appointments in the last few […]

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Fresh trouble looms for Wizkid as 2nd babymama blows hot

Fresh trouble may be looming for popular Nigerian pop star, Wizkid, as his second  babymama, Binta Diallo has warned him to desist from expressing fake love to her son, Ayo, who she named after Wizkid, following series of controversies that trailed the child’s paternity after he denied paternity. The aggrieved Guinean single mother issued the […]

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Breaking : Trump cuts refugee admissions for 2019

The Trump administration slashed its annual cap on refugee acceptances on Monday for the second year in a row, saying it would take only a maximum 30,000 in the fiscal year to come. That was down from a 45,000 limit in the year that ends on September 30 — but higher than the actual number […]

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Nigeria declares national disaster as floods kill over 100

Over 100 people have died in floods in several Nigerian states following heavy rains that caused the Rivers Niger and Benue to overflow, the National Emergency Management Agency announced Monday. The emergency body, NEMA, declared national disaster in the affected states of Kogi, Niger, Anambra and Delta. Eight other states are being monitored, the agency […]

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Nigeria 2019: ‘We’re on our knees begging Obasanjo to back Atiku’

Supporters of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential aspirant and former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, have pleaded with former President Olusegun Obasanjo to settle his political differences with his former deputy to allow him (Atiku) have a smooth ride in 2019 general election. Atiku was Obasanjo’s Vice President from 1999 to 2007 when the former President’s […]

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Serena Williams’ nemesis chair umpire at it again, this time punishing Marin Cilic

Chair umpire Carlos Ramos issued a code violation to Croatia after Marin Cilic slammed his racket to the clay and mangled the frame during a Davis Cup loss to Sam Querrey of the United States. Since it was the first violation of the match, it was only a warning. No points were deducted and Cilic […]

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Time magazine sold for $190 million to couple

Time Magazine is being sold by Meredith Corp. to Marc Benioff, a co-founder of Salesforce and his wife. The Wall Street Journal reported that the iconic news magazine is being sold for $190 million to Benioff, one of four co-founders of Salesforce, a cloud computing pioneer. The sale is occurring nearly eight months after Meredith […]

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Justin Bieber gets a wedding license

Bieber and Baldwin were spotted by photographers at a courthouse in Los Angeles on Thursday. The pair, who got engaged in July, were there to obtain their wedding license, a source close to the couple tells CNN. Baldwin recently told The Cut that she has hired a wedding planner and has picked a designer to make a custom […]

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I like a man who beats me up — Actress Wema Sepetu

With almost every woman everywhere embracing the campaign against domestic violence and violence against women, it is unthinkable that there may be some unusual ones who believe a woman deserves a beating every now and then when she’s found amiss by her man. Tanzanian actress, Wema Sepetu sent the social media into meltdown  when she […]

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China’s most famous actress vanishes without a trace

Imagine if one day Jennifer Lawrence was walking the red carpet in Los Angeles and the next she vanished completely with no word about where she was. It might sound ludicrous, or terrifying, but it’s the reality in China, where one of the country’s most famous actresses has disappeared without a trace amid an uproar […]

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Pacquiao Rematch Possible This Year – Mayweather

Former world welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather said Saturday he will face Manny Pacquiao later this year in a rematch of their 2015 superfight. In a posting on Instagram, Mayweather said he will come out of retirement to fight Pacquiao, three years after scoring a comfortable points victory over the veteran Filipino. “I’m coming back to fight Manny Pacquiao this year […]

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Kemi Adeosun departs Nigeria, as Buhari watches on

Nigeria’s former finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, has left the country, a day after her resignation, sources close to her told Premium Times on Saturday. Mrs Adeosun, finance minister since November 2015, stepped down from office on Friday after owning up to parading a forged youth service scheme certificate. President Muhammadu Buhari accepted her resignation on Friday night, 69 […]

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Former Nigerian finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, risks 14-year jail term for skipping NYSC, forging document

Former Nigerian finance minister, Kemi Adeosun, who resigned her position on Friday on account of forging a certificate of national service risks jail term of up to 14 years. A lawyer, Shuaibu Sule, listed five offences he said the minister is liable for. The offences include forgery, possession of fake document, uttering, giving false information […]

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Trump allegedly invited people to pay $70,000 to have a photo with him

Donald Trump is understood to have charged people $70,000 – around £54,000 – to have a photo with him at a campaign fundraiser at one of his hotels. For $100,000 (£77,000), guests could attend a private roundtable with the President of the United States. But if you only wanted dinner at the event at the […]

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School resumption: Eight ways to help your child to do better

It’s a new session; if you like, spend all your time playing so that at the end of the session you would repeat again, and if you like, face your studies, all I know is that I have done my best,” was the admonition, nay, parting words, of a mother to her child at the […]

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Nigerian workers to get new minimum wage before 2019 polls – Ngige

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is a labour-friendly one, which is determined to put smiles on the faces of Nigerian workers before 2019 elections. Mr Ngige stated this when he alongside the Chairman of the National Minimum Wage Negotiation Committee, Amma Pepple, addressed State House […]

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NYSC Certificate Scandal: Buhari accepts Kemi Adeosun’s resignation

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday accepted the resignation of the Hon. Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun. The President thanked the Minister for her services to the nation and wished her well in her future pursuits. The President also approved that the Minister of State Budget and National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, should oversee the Ministry […]

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NYSC Certificate Scandal: Finance Minister resigns

Nigeria’s Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, has resigned sources close to her told Daily Trust. It is not clear when she submitted her resignation letter. According to Daily Trust, the resignation followed the allegation of not serving the compulsory National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and obtaining a certificate that the NYSC have disowned. The minister felt […]

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‘Life-threatening’ storm starts to lash US

The outer bands of Hurricane Florence are lashing parts of the US East Coast. Officials warn of life-threatening storm surges in both North and South Carolina as the hurricane moves towards land with maximum sustained wind speeds of 100mph (155 km/h). More than 100,000 homes are already without power as weather conditions begin to worsen. […]

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