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Sad! Singer D’banj loses one year old son

D’banj and wife Lineo Didi Kilgrow, have lost their one-year-old son, Daniel Oyebanjo III who reportedly drowned at a pool in the singer’s residence in Ikoyi, Lagos on Sunday afternoon, the 24th of June 2018. The news was gathered after the singer took to his Instagram page to post a black image this evening with […]

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Buhari didn’t give me N2m, says Small Doctor

When a former Director of New Media for the Peoples Democratic Party, Deji Adeyanju, recently revealed that President Muhammadu Buhari gave some selected entertainers N2m each during a visit to Aso Rock in Abuja, it raised eyebrows. Adeyanju had written on Twitter, “So, some youths went to Aso Rock yesterday to see Buhari and collected […]

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Saudi women finally allowed to drive

Women in Saudi Arabia can legally get behind the wheel of a car for the first time Sunday as the kingdom lifts its longstanding ban on women driving. The end of the controversial ban brings the ultra-conservative Gulf nation into line with the rest of the world. It also represents the culmination of years of […]

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Nigerian journalists not safe – IPI

Although Nigeria has a very lively news industry that enjoys a good degree of press freedom, safety has been a serious problem for journalists in the country. The executive director of the International Press Institute, Barbara Trionfi, said this at the Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja at the opening of IPI’s 67th […]

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In Nigeria, Presidency accuses opposition of sponsoring killings

Femi Adesina, special adviser to the president on media and publicity, has accused the opposition of sponsoring the widespread killings in the country. Speaking on Arise TV on Wednesday, Adesina said the president’s enemies resorted to the “bestial act” to discredit his scorecard on security. He said the killings were being instigated to weaken the […]

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DSS arrests ‘ISIS commanders’ in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested two Islamic State in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja. The DSS said this in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service. Ouiyo said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets. The statement was […]

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Nigeria not under IS threat, says DHQ

The Defence Headquarters yesterday said Nigeria is not under threat from Islamic State militants. It assured Nigerians that the armed forces were up to the task of defending the country and her citizens from any threat. Defence Spokesman Brig. Gen John Agim in a statement said: “The Defence Headquarters wishes to respond to a report […]

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US deports 34 Nigerians

34 Nigerians who were deported from the United States of America (USA) arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos on Wednesday. The deportees which comprise of 32 males and two females were sent back home on various offences bothering on homicide, fraud, carrying prohibited items, impersonation, among other offences. They arrived aboard a chartered […]

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Tears as Boko Haram kills nine soldiers

Boko Haram fighters killed nine soldiers and wounded two others at Gajiram, Borno state, according to military sources, just days after 43 civilians died in deadly suicide bombings. Both attacks came as the government, which says the jihadists are on the verge of defeat, urges those displaced by the conflict to return to their homes […]

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ISIS sneaking ‘jihadists’ into Nigeria – Report

Leaders of Islamic State (IS ) are sneaking battle-hardened extremists from Syria into Nigeria, according to UK Sun. Some of the fighters are reportedly sent to the Middle East for training in a “chilling exchange programme”. The tabloid said the insurgents are trained for possible attacks in Britain. The report quoted sources as saying the strong […]

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Boko Haram fighters celebrate Sallah in Sambisa, say infidels are in trouble

A video of Boko Haram insurgents celebrating Sallah in Sambisa forest has surfaced online. In the five minutes, 17 seconds video, the insurgents held prayers with guards welding rifles. The clip was released a day after 20 persons, including children, were killed by suicide bombers in an attack in Damboa local government area of Borno […]

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Beyoncé and Jay-Z drop joint album

Beyoncé has retained her title as queen of the surprise music drop… This time she had some help, as she and husband Jay-Z released a joint album, “Everything Is Love,” Saturday on his Tidal streaming service. The singer gave a sneak peak Saturday of the first video off the album, “Ape S**t,” which according to […]

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Troubled Nigeria: Politicians using thugs disguised as herdsmen to stage attacks – DHQ

John Agim, acting director of defence information, says some politicians use thugs “disguised as herdsmen” to attack communities. Although he did not mention a particular state, the defence spokesman made the comment while speaking on the farmers-herdsmen clashes that have led to killings in Taraba, Benue, Zamfara and Nasarawa. In an interview with PUNCH, Agim said […]

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World Cup: US warns of terrorism threat in Russia

The US has advised its citizens against travelling to Russia where the FIFA World Cup is currently taking place. In its latest travel advisory, the US department of state said there’s increased risk of terrorism and harassment in certain parts of Russia, citing a level 3 threat. The advisory read: “Do not travel to the north Caucasus, including […]

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South Australia set to abolish church confession protections

South Australia will become the first state Down Under to legally compel the Catholic clergy to report information on child sexual abuse revealed to them in the confessional. A failure to report will carry a maximum 10,000-Australian-dollar (7,500-dollar) fine, according to the new child protection laws passed last year but made public for the first […]

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Ortis Wiliki reveals Ras Kimono’s last words on death bed

The sudden death of reggae legend Ras Kimono came as a shock to his friends, family and fans around the world. Ever since his demise, eulogies and praises have been showered on the rasta man. However, aside from his family, it seems that the person who is worse hit by his death is his best […]

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Mother of Boko Haram leader speaks

The mother of Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau, has given what appears to be her first media interview. Falmata Abubakar spoke with the Hausa Service of the Voice of America, VOA, in the village of Shekau, Yobe state. In a report published Thursday, VOA said elders and leader of the village took its team to […]

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Zambian university debunks ‘witchcraft’ course

The University of Zambia on Wednesday dissociated itself from the news of a UNESCO-funded-course on witchcraft allegedly starting at the university soon. In a press statement made available to Lusaka Times that published the original story, the Uiversity’s Public Relations Manager, Damaseke Chibale, said the University made it clear that ‘witchcraft’ is a crime in Zambia. “Witchcraft is […]

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