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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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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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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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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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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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Aisha Buhari organises prayer for troubled Nigeria

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, on Monday organised a special prayer session for the nation. The State House event had in attendance the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari; Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola; Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu; a former Governor of Nasarawa State, Mr Tanko Almakura; senators […]

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Nigeria police arrest officer filmed collecting bribe (Photos)

The Nigeria police said they have arrested one of their officers who was caught on camera collecting bribe from a motorist. The video went viral on Saturday after it was posted on Instagram and Twitter. The officer has been identified as Onuh Makedomu, a non-commissioned officer, with Force No.431625, according to a statement issued on […]

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Roads situation: I was misquoted, says Fashola

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola over the weekend said he was misquoted on the claim that federal roads were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them. He maintained that he did not use the word ‘exaggeration’. The minister made the clarification in Ilara- Mokin,Ifedore local government area of Ondo state while […]

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President Buhari celebrates ‘influential’ nephew Mamman Daura at 80

President Muhammadu Buhari has celebrated his influential nephew, Mamman Daura, as he clocked 80 on Saturday. Mr Daura, the son of the president’s late sister, is known to be one of the closest individuals to Mr Buhari, having a relationship dating to their childhood days, according to both families. He has been long rumoured as […]

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Nigerian Senators threaten showdown over FG’s plan to hike VAT

The Finance Act (amendment) Bill seeking  incremental changes to Nigeria’s tax and fiscal law, which passed second reading on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday, may not be plain  sailing  to become a law as some senators have vowed to shoot down the bill. Specifically, they  said  they would mobilise stakeholders to reject the […]

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Kanye West says he may change his name

Artist and designer Kanye West has thrown out a new name idea and, honestly, it’s hard to tell if he’s joking. In a surprise appearance at the 2019 Fast Company Innovation Festival, West suggested that he may legally change his name to “Christian Genius Billionaire Kanye West” for a little bit. “When people say it’s […]

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Sowore embarks on hunger strike, as Falana threatens to sue DSS

Detained political activist and publisher of Sahara Reporter online news platform, Omoyele Sowore, has embarked on a hunger strike over the refusal of the DSS to set him free after meeting his bail conditions. In a text message to Premium Times on Friday, his lawyer, Femi Falana, said Mr Sowore has refused to eat or […]

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Woman who went viral after climbing into Bronx Zoo lion enclosure arrested

A woman accused of sneaking into the lion and giraffe exhibits at the Bronx Zoo in late September has been arrested, the New York Police Department announced. Myah Autry, 30, who’d previously been identified by the NYPD as the woman who went into the enclosures, was arrested Wednesday night and charged with two counts of criminal trespass, […]

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EFCC to protect investments of Nigerians in Diaspora

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has promised to protect the investments made by Nigerians in Diaspora in the country. Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of EFCC, stated this at the 2019 Nigeria Diaspora Investment Summit with the theme “Leveraging Diaspora Resources for Economic Growth“ on Wednesday in Abuja. Magu said that the EFCC mandate was […]

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‘Buhari should order ministers to travel by road’

A former Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria, Mr Bayo Onanuga, has advised that President Muhammadu Buhari should order all his ministers to stop travelling by air within the country. He said Buhari should order the ministers to instead travel by road for one year. This way, Onanuga said, the President and his […]

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