YouTube Star NikkieTutorials Comes Out as Transgender Woman

YouTube star Nikkie de Jager, who is best known online as NikkieTutorials, opened up about a personal topic on Monday. The 25-year-old star uploaded a 17-minute YouTube video titled, “I’m Coming Out,” in which she shared that she’s a transgender woman. “Today I am here to share something with you that I’ve always wanted to share with you […]

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Queen Elizabeth Breaks Silence on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Exit

Queen Elizabeth II is speaking out on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s decision to step back as “senior” members of the royal family and split their time between the U.K. and North America. “Today my family had very constructive discussions on the future of my grandson and his family,” Her Majesty said in a statement released Monday. “My family and I are entirely supportive […]

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Nigerian senators express anger over N2 million Christmas allowance

What could you do with a Christmas bonus of N2 million? The response is faster if you are a Nigerian senator: not much. In fact, some senators have described the amount — which is only a fraction of a regular stream of benefits accrued to them — as “a mere drop” in the vast ocean […]

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Death sentence for ex-President overturned

A court in Pakistan has overturned a death sentence handed to the country’s former President and military ruler, Pervez Musharraf, dismissing it as “unconstitutional.” The 76-year-old, who has been living in self-imposed exile in Dubai since 2016, is now a free man and can freely return to Pakistan, Lahore’s High Court ruled Monday. The former leader […]

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Church’s accountant bags 18-year jail term for stealing tithe and offering

A federal high court in  Yola, Adamawa state, has sentenced Ibrahim Aku, accountant of the Church of Brethren in Nigeria, to 18 years in prison for fraud. Nathan Musa, the judge, gave the order while ruling on a six-count charge filed against the accused, on Monday. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) had accused […]

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Buhari signs Finance Bill, approves 7.5% VAT increase

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), on Monday, signed the 2020 Finance Bill into law. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, confirmed this development in a statement in Abuja. According to the presidential aide, this is sequel to its passage by the National Assembly and subsequent forwarding by […]

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89 soldiers killed in attack on military base

The Niger government has declared three days of national mourning after 89 soldiers were killed in an attack on a military base, a government spokesman said. The attack happened on Thursday when heavily armed militants attacked an army outpost in Chinagodrar in the country’s west, near the border of Mali, government spokesman Abdourahame Zakari said […]

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Lagos principal admits defiling twin students, impregnates one

A principal of a secondary school in Abule Egba, Lagos, Adeyemo, has admitted before an Ikeja Special Offences Court that he had sexual relationships with two 17-year-old twin pupils of his school. He is facing two counts of defilement of a child. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while being cross-examined on Monday by State Prosecutor, […]

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Do not kill your protesters, door still open to talks ― Trump warns Iran

United States President, Donald Trump warned Iran Sunday against killing protesters who have risen up over the regime’s downing of a civilian airliner as his defence secretary left the door open to talks with Tehran without preconditions. Trump’s salvo came as Iran’s Islamic regime faced a challenge from angry street protests, having come to the […]

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‘Aguero will die scoring goals’, says Guardiola

Manchester City’s record-breaking forward Sergio Aguero will “die scoring goals”, says his boss Pep Guardiola. The Argentina striker scored a hat-trick to become the highest overseas goalscorer in Premier League history as City thrashed Aston Villa 6-1. Aguero, 31, moved past Thierry Henry and joined Frank Lampard on 177 goals scored in England’s top flight. […]

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Your children cannot use presidential jets, Falana cautions Buhari

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN) said on Sunday that President Muhammadu Buhari’s children have no right whatsoever to use any jet in the presidential fleet. Falana, in a statement on Sunday, described the use of the President’s jet for personal use as an abuse of office. He also faulted the claim by the […]

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Rapper arrested for alleged cocaine possession

The rapper Trick Daddy was arrested in Florida on Saturday and charged with cocaine possession, according to the Miami-Dade County Clerk of Courts. Trick Daddy, whose real name is Maurice Samuel Young, “appeared to be asleep behind the wheel” when officers approached his vehicle early in the morning. Young allegedly told the officer he had […]

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Use Of Private Jet By Buhari’s Daughter: What The Law States

The use of a presidential jet by President Muhammadu Buhari’s daughter, Aisha, has continued to generate controversy since Thursday. Premium Times earlier reported how Ms Buhari flew in the jet to Bauchi on a “study tour” of Bauchi Emirate as part of her fieldwork for her ongoing Master’s programme in Photography at a UK university. Many Nigerians […]

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Naira Marley in fresh trouble

Fresh trouble may be in the offing for the music rave of the moment, Naira Marley as Child Right Advocates in Lagos State had risen against him. According to the group, the manner at which the children are being corrupted by the artiste is worrisome. They maintained that the artist may need to face sanction […]

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World’s most powerful passports for 2020 revealed

What’s the travel document that opens more doors around the world than any other? It’s a Japanese passport. The Henley Passport Index, which periodically measures the world’s most travel-friendly passports, has released its first report of the new decade. Japan is now top of the leaderboard, offering visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to an incredible 191 destinations […]

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If electricity tariff must be increased in Nigeria, estimated billing has to end – Gbajabiamila

Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, has expressed concern over the planned increase in electricity tariff, saying such a measure must lead to stable power supply. Writing via his Twitter handle on Friday, Gbajabiamila also said such an increase must be cost-reflective, and not another means to exploit electricity consumers. He added that […]

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Buhari’s wife, children entitled to presidential jet – Presidency

Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, says the presidential jet can be used by President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife and children. He was reacting to the criticism on social media over the use of the presidential jet by Buhari’s daughter to a private ceremony in Bauchi. Hanan Buhari was invited to the Durbar by Rilwanu Adamu, emir of Bauchi, on […]

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Heavy Knocks as Buhari’s daughter uses presidential jet for personal engagement

A debate has been raging on social media following the decision of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), to allow his daughter, Hanan Buhari, to use the presidential jet. This is despite complaints by Nigerians that the budget of N8.5bn for the presidential aircraft fleet in the 2020 budget is too high. Hanan, according […]

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