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Priest banished over wife’s pageant photos

A Russian Orthodox priest has been removed from his post and sent to work in a remote village after his wife took part in a beauty contest, the state news agency RIA Novosti reported. The secretary of the Magnitogorsk episcopate told RIA Novosti that the priest’s wife, Oksana Zotova, performed a Brazilian dance in carnival […]

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Ex-president kills himself before arrest

Former Peruvian president Alan Garcia died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head as police were preparing to arrest him on Wednesday morning. His death was confirmed by current President Martin Vizcarra, who expressed his condolences over Twitter. Garcia, who served as president from 1985 to 1990 and from 2006 to 2011, was under […]

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150 people feared missing after passenger boat sinks

As many as 150 people are missing after a passenger boat sank on Lake Kivu in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, President Felix Tshisekedi said. The disaster happened Monday evening, but details of the incident were only just emerging Wednesday. President Tshisekedi said he was “very saddened” by the news and extended his condolences to […]

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Apologise for calling me a gay, or face the court – Actor, Ik Ogbonna

Nollywood actor, Ik Ogbonna, is set to sue a Nigerian video blogger based in the United States, Joyce Boakye also known as Bold Pink (on instagram) for defamation of character. Ogbonna, through his lawyers is demanding an apology from the vlogger who called him a gay on the social media. In her video, the vlogger […]

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I’m far more educationally qualified than Atiku, says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has accused the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, of not possessing the statutory educational qualification to contest the February 23, 2019 election. In his counter-accusation, Buhari dared Atiku to produce his “educational certificates, indicating the schools attended by him, with dates,” before the Presidential Election Petitions Tribunal. […]

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Nigerian senators reject bill seeking to phase out petrol cars

Nigerian senators on Wednesday rejected a bill aiming to phase out petrol vehicles and introduce electric cars in the country in 2035. The bill, first read on April 10, was not considered for a second reading by the lawmakers. In his lead debate, sponsor of the bill, Ben Murray-Bruce, said the move would serve two […]

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Club ‘bans’ players from taking photos with Drake

His album “Scorpion” smashed records last year, but more recently rapper Drake is said to be bringing a poisonous touch to football club’s around the world. The Canadian artist has repeatedly posed for photos with footballers, only for their team to go on and lose in the near future. “All Roma players banned from taking photos with […]

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Ten interesting facts you didn’t know about Tiger Woods

After 11 years of personal and professional setbacks, one of which was a highly-publicised divorce and multiple surgeries, American golfer Tiger Woods on Sunday made a one of the greatest comebacks in sports history, winning the 2019 Golf Masters for the fifth time. This victory impressed President Donald Trump of the United States of America, […]

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Nigeria Customs begins recruitment of 3,200 officers

The Nigeria Customs Service will from Wednesday begin the process of recruiting about 3,200 personnel to fill existing vacancies within the agency The move is part of ongoing reforms being implemented in the last four years under the leadership of the Comptroller-General of Customs, Col Hameed Ali (rtd) Speaking at a media briefing on Tuesday […]

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For the first time ever, a woman’s signature goes on the naira

For the very first time in Nigeria’s 59-year history, the signature of a woman, Priscilla Ekwere Eleje, goes on the naira. Eleje, who has been acting director of currency and operations at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), has been confirmed, substantive director of the apex bank. She is the first female director of currency […]

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Shine your eyes, we didn’t ask Buhari for 1 million migrants — Canadian Embassy

The High Commission of Canada to Nigeria has faulted an online story claiming that the Canadian Government had petitioned President Muhammadu Buhari, asking him to release one million Nigerians for the Canadian government to fill six million job vacancies. The High Commission, via its official Twitter handle @CanHCNigeria, warned, “If you see a story online […]

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Buhari, Atiku non-Nigerians — IPOB

The Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, has described the ongoing altercations between the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, and the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, over the nationalities of both President Muhammadu Buhari and the former Vice President, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar as unnecessary as both “are non – Nigerians.” IPOB made this known in a […]

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Court renews order for Okocha’s arrest

Justice Adedayo  Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court in Igbosere on Monday reaffirmed her order for the arrest of ex-Super Eagles’ captain, Austin Okocha. The judge made the arrest order in favour of the Lagos State Government, which accused the retired football star of failure to pay income tax. On Monday, the prosecuting counsel […]

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We don’t enjoy denying Nigerians visa – US Embassy

The United States embassy in Nigeria says its visa officers do not enjoy denying Nigerians visa. In a Facebook post on Monday, the embassy said this is contrary to the opinion held by most Nigerians. It said there are some questions often misunderstood by applicants which earn them a rejection. The embassy said the first […]

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Nigerians don’t need WAEC certificate to become president – APC

The spokesperson of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Presidential Campaign Council, Festus Keyamo, said an aspirant does not need to have a West African Examination Council (WAEC) certificate to become a president or governor in the country. Mr Keyamo disclosed this in a tweet posted on his verified Twitter handle, @fkeyamo on Monday. According to […]

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Area commanders, DPOs to be held liable for errant police officers – IGP

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Monday warned Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers that, henceforth, they would be held liable for the professional misconduct of officers under their charge. Mr Adamu spoke during a visit to the Police College in Lagos, following a spate of extrajudicial killings by police officers in the […]

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Child hid under bed as father shot family

A Phoenix man killed four people, including his wife and two children, in a shooting rampage that started as a domestic dispute over allegations of an affair, police said. The suspect, Austin Smith, 30, returned home from a bar Thursday night and confronted his wife over accusations that she had cheated on him, which she […]

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Nigeria ‘hellish’ under Buhari, says Omotola

Nollywood star, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, has described the quality of life of Nigerians under President Muhammadu Buhari’s leadership as “Hellish’’. The 41-year-old actress who is also an activist made the statement on Twitter and Instagram on Sunday evening. “The Country Under your watch is Hellish! @ProfOsinbajo @MBuhari @NGRPresident, her tweet read. She also charged Vice President […]

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World’s largest plane makes first flight

The world’s largest aircraft, a carbon-composite plane, took its first flight on Saturday from California, U.S., over the Mojave Desert in California. The carbon-composite plane was by Stratolaunch Systems Corp, a company started by late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, as the company enters the lucrative private space market. The white aeroplane, called Roc, nicknamed after […]

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I don’t hate my dad for raping my mum – Helen Paul

Nigerians were shocked when popular comedienne, Helen Paul, revealed that she was a product of rape while celebrating the doctorate degree she recently got from the University of Lagos. In an encounter with Sunday Scoop, Helen Paul said she didn’t regret sharing the true story of her birth. She stated, “I chose the occasion to reveal […]

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Akwa Ibom blames high rate of HIV/AIDS on influx of visitors

The Akwa Ibom government has attributed the high rate of HIV/AIDS in the state to the influx of visitors. The Nigerian HIV/AIDS Indicator and Impact Survey (NAIIS) shows that Akwa Ibom has the highest prevalence rate of HIV in the country. About 5.5 per cent of the people living with HIV in Nigeria are in […]

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US warns citizens to ‘reconsider travelling to Nigeria’

The US department of state has cautioned its citizens to “reconsider travel to Nigeria because violent crime, such as armed robbery, assault, carjacking, terrorism, civil unrest, kidnapping, rape and piracy, is common throughout the country.” In a travel advisory recently released on its website, which contains information on the safety and security of US travellers, Nigeria was […]

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