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New Ebola outbreak: Death toll rises to 50

The Ebola outbreak in eastern DR Congo has now claimed 50 lives since the beginning of the month, the authorities said on Monday, as the government announced free treatment against the disease for the next three months. The health ministry said that the death toll had been increased as of Sunday following a new victim […]

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Boko Haram: Security report from Nigeria’s North-east “worrisome” – FG

The security report coming from North-eastern Nigeria is worrisome, the federal government has said. The Minister of Defence, Mansur Dan-Ali, stated this when he briefed journalists at the end of a meeting of security chiefs with President Muhammadu Buhari. Mr Dan-Ali said the meeting was a routine security briefing with Mr Buhari, and an update […]

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Court stops DSTV from increasing subscription fees

A Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday restrained Multichoice Nigeria Limited from going ahead with its recent decision to increase the subscription tariffs for DSTV, its satellite cable television service providers. The restraining order was issued in respect of Suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/894/18 brought before the court by the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) in the […]

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U.S. Embassy to resume suspended consular services in Abuja August 24

The U.S. Embassy says it will reopen its Abuja’s consular section on August 24 for full services for both visas and American Citizen Services (ACS). The embassy stated this in a message on its website: https://ng.usembassy.gov, accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja. The embassy had on August 15 temporarily suspended […]

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Tinubu confessed to me that he doesn’t like Buhari’s style of government – Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki says Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), once confided in him that he was not happy with the government of President Muhammadu Buhari. Saraki said this on Monday while responding to the previous allegations made by Tinubu. Responding to his decision to quit the APC for […]

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Finally,Tiwa Savage opens up on relationship with Wizkid

Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage has finally reacted to rumours of an intimate relationship between her and music star, Wizkid. Tiwa and Wizkid were spotted a few months ago in several pictures together. The two even performed a few shows together and this led many speculating that perhaps there was something more between them. However, speaking […]

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Wherever women are gathered, there will be evil – Actress Liz Anjorin

Actress, Liz Anjorin, has insisted that the recent fight among Yoruba actresses is not peculiar to the industry alone. Anjorin, who recently had an open confrontation with a colleague, Ronke Oshodi-Oke, for condemning actors who are fond of showing off new acquisitions on social media, told Sunday Scoop that it was common for women to fight each […]

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Nigeria yet to recover from economic recession – Kale

The Statistician-General of the Federation, Yemi Kale, has said Nigeria’s economy has not recovered from the 2016 recession. Kale, who is also Chief Executive Officer of the National Bureau of Statistics, said the conflicts between farmers and herdsmen had dragged down the Gross Domestic Product in the first quarter of 2018. According to a report […]

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Nigeria 2019: Why Saraki, Tambuwal left APC – Tinubu

The national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, said on Sunday that the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and Sokoto State Governor, Aminu Tambuwal, left the All Progressives Congress because of the party’s refusal to grant their wishes of automatic tickets for next year’s elections. Tinubu explained that the defectors were also disappointed […]

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Sex-for-mark Scandal: Victim says she’s unable to get job after exposing randy teacher

Monica Osagie, the woman at the centre of the sex-for-mark scandal that led to the sack of a professor at Obafemi Awolowo University, Richard Akindele, says she has found it difficult to get a job after exposing the randy lecturer. Ms. Osagie, who spoke in an interview with Sunday Punch, said her action has not […]

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Actress Anita Joseph Talks on Abortion & Why Female Celebrities Hardly Stay Married

“Abortion is a no-no for me. It is killing. The baby did not ask to be conceived. ‘Say no to abortion’ is a campaign so close to my heart. A baby is a gift. If you made the choice not to use protection then there might just be a baby, so you need to take […]

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Woman refuses to be rescued from flooded house without her 25 dogs

A woman refused to leave her flooded house in India’s Kerala state without her 25 dogs, a rescuer said Saturday, as the death toll continued to rise. The dogs were found cowering on beds in the flooded house with water rising when an animal welfare group arrived for a last-gasp rescue, said Sally Varma of […]

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Rumours accusing me of plotting to marry Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband, baseless – Actress Rosey Meurer

Budding actress Rosey Meurer, has always been dogged by rumours of having an intimate relationship with Tonto Dikeh’s estranged husband and chairman of Big Church Entertainment. At a point, she was also alleged to have had a hand in the demise of Tonto’s marriage. But the actress is unfazed by the rumours. She told Sunday Scoop, […]

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Buhari returns to Abuja after 10 days vacation in London

President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to Abuja after 10 working days holiday in London. The presidential plane conveying Buhari and few of his aides landed at the presidential wing of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, at 6.38p.m. Mr Buhari was received at the airport by Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi, the Secretary to the […]

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Nigerian Army to stage ‘Operation Python Dance’ again in Southeast

The Nigerian Army has announced it will start another round of its “Operation Python Dance II( Exercise Egwueke II) in the Southeast. The previous rounds of the exercise stirred controversy, but the army on Saturday announced it would soon stage a third edition of the exercise in the region. The new General Officer Commanding 82 […]

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Beauty pageant contestant dies during beach photoshoot

A beauty pageant contestant has lost her life when a strong wave hit her during a photoshoot on the Oasis beach in Cape Coast on Thursday. The deceased had been one of the ladies participating in the Face of  University of Ghana beauty pageant. They had been standing on rocks for a photoshoot when the wave hit, reports Graphic […]

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Why 2019 elections will be Nigeria’s most expensive – INEC

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Prof Mahmud Yakubu said the 2019 general elections will be the most expensive in Nigeria’s history. Prof Yakubu said yesterday during a budget defence session for the 2019 elections funds with members of the Senate Committee on Electoral Matters that the commission needs N189 billion for […]

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How to verify your voter’s registration status

The 2019 general elections is less than 184 days away. How prepared are you to perform your civic duty? The first step to exercising your franchise in the forthcoming polls is to sign up for voters registration at any of the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) centres close to you in order to be issued a […]

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U.S. Embassy may resume Abuja consular services after Eid-el-Kabir Holidays

The U.S. Embassy has said the suspended consular services in Abuja may resume after the Eid-el-Kabir holidays. The embassy stated this in an updated information on its website accessed by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja. The Federal Government of Nigeria has declared August 21 and 22 as public holidays to […]

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How Boko Haram is funded – UN

The predominance of the cash economy is a major factor fuelling the nefarious activities of the Boko Haram and other terrorist groups in the Lake Chad Basin region, a UN report has revealed. This was contained in the 22nd Report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team, pursuant to resolution 2368 (2017) concerning Islamic […]

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Husband approves of wife’s affair with younger lover

A Finnish woman has started dating a younger man with her husband’s blessing and the trio are already planning how to move in together. Sarra-Maria Karlstrom-Rantala, 32, was married to her husband, Ville, for a decade when she met Jani, her younger lover reports Mirror UK. Sarra then decided she was polyandrous and would be married to […]

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Nigeria 2019 : I am under pressure to run for president — Tambuwal

Governor Aminu Waziri Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Wednesday stated that he is under pressure to run for president in 2019. He stated this while addressing different associations of students and youths as well as resident communities who paid him a solidarity visit. He said “I have been receiving advices and encouragement from our leaders, peoples […]

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