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Saturday, April 21, 2018

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India's cabinet on Saturday approved the death penalty for rapists of girls below the age of 12, after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held an emergency meeting in response to nationwide outrage in the wake of a series of cases.
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A French nun who was called "the white angel" by Canadian soldiers she saved during one of the worst single disasters to befall Allied armies during World War II has died aged 103, authorities said on Saturday.
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Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez inspired Barcelona to what will surely be the first part of a domestic double this season as they thrashed Sevilla 5-0 on Saturday to win the Copa del Rey.
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A third cup final with Manchester United for Jose Mourinho. More FA Cup semifinal misery for Tottenham.
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Creative Nigerians have turned President Buhari's controversial statement in London into a source of making money.
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Muhammadu Buhari's pledge to end Boko Haram's Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria played a large part in his 2015 presidential election victory.

Friday, April 20, 2018

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North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un has announced Pyongyang will carry out no more nuclear or intercontinental ballistic missile tests and will shut down its atomic test site, the North's state media reported Saturday.
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France’s highest administrative court has upheld a decision to deny a French passport to an Algerian Muslim who refused to shake hands with officials during her citizenship ceremony, according to a ruling seen by AFP Thursday.
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A woman chopped off her ex-husband's penis with a kitchen knife after he turned up at her home in Russia and 'demanded sex', a court heard.  
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The United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has announced the appointment of Bola Adesola of Nigeria and Paul Polman of Netherlands to serve as Vice-Chairs of the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.
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A 24-year-old Ballito woman is set to become former president Jacob Zuma’s seventh bride.
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Zimbabwe's parliament has ordered former leader Robert Mugabe to answer questions next month about whether the state was deprived of $15 billion in diamond revenue, a legislator said on Friday.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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The authorities of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife today said Monica Osagie was  the student involved in a sex-for-marks scandal, that has sorely questioned the morality of university dons, in the training of young Nigerians.
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A few days ago, Adebayo Shittu, minister of communication, went on a rant rampage on radio dismissing Omoyele Sowore, publisher of Sahara Reporters, as a “minion, small boy and inconsequential” for his audacity to run for presidential office. 
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Two Nigerian coaches, including the coach of the Nigeria Weightlifting Federation and one athlete, have disappeared in Australia after the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.
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At the Commonwealth Business Forum in London on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari gave a keynote address on Making Business Easier Between Commonwealth Countries. The presentation was followed by a discussion, and question and answer session.
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A female worker at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, became a beneficiary of N15 million from popular Nigerian musician Davido. This amount is a gesture to offset her medical bills.
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The king of Swaziland, one of the world's few absolute monarchs, announced on Thursday that his country had changed its name to eSwatini to mark 50 years since independence from British rule.
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Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari came under fire on Thursday for criticising youths who he said "do nothing" and want everything for "free" in the oil-rich country.
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The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, has suspended indefinitely Professor Richard Akindele at the centre of the leaked sex-for-mark audio scandal.
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A Zimbabwean prophet, 37, has appeared in court after he allegedly killed one of his congregates during a baptism session in Nyaure River in Domboshawa.
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Nigerian forces battling Boko Haram jihadists need a change of mindset to overcome an evolving guerrilla threat, US military officials said this week on the sidelines of an African security summit.
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A man 'gifted' his daughter to two friends and joined them in locking her in a house and taking turns to rape her for 18 hours.
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The Police on Thursday said they have recovered the mace of the Nigerian Senate which was hijacked from the National Assembly on Wednesday morning by hoodlums.
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Kinshasa - Confederation of African Football (CAF) second Vice President and Head of the Democratic Republic of Congo's Football Association (Fecofa) Constant Omari has been arrested as part of the probe into corruption, an investigating magistrate said Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

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The president of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has said that the Super Eagles players stand the chance of pocketing 24 million dollars if they play in the final of the 2018 World Cup.


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The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has  predicted that Nigerian economy will grow from 0.8 per cent in 2017 to 2.1 per cent by the end 2018, while warning of possible crash in crude oil prices.


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Nigerian Police on Wednesday arrested Senator Ovie Omo-Agege over mace theft.


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This is the moment Big Brother 2018 housemate, Cee-c, hurls insults at fellow housemate Tobi.


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British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for same-sex marriage in Nigeria and all other countries within the Commonwealth.


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China unveiled plans Wednesday to permit visa-free travel to its southern island of Hainan, as Beijing pushes international tourism to the tropical destination in another step to open up the region.


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Some protesters on Wednesday invaded the Senate Chambers, disrupted the ongoing proceedings and made away with the mace.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

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Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, National Leader of the  All Progressives Congress (APC) has again blamed past civilian administrations, especially the Jonathan government,  for the nation’s economic woes.


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Three preschoolers from the same family who left their home for church Sunday unaccompanied by their parents, were found dead Monday.

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Jose Mourinho has vowed to drop several of Manchester United’s stars as he fumes over their lacklustre loss to West Bromwich Albion.


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A man is demanding his 24-cow bride price back after reportedly discovering that his estranged wife was not a virgin at the time they got married.


Monday, April 16, 2018

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A Zambian-born Black Panther actor has expressed embarrassment after a video of him posing naked spread on social media.


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The Senator representing Osun West, Ademola Adeleke, has declared his intent to contest the September 22 governorship election in the state.


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Armed Fulani herdsmen on Sunday night laid an ambush for men of the Nigerian Police officers deployed to Logo local government area of Benue state for peacekeeping killing four of them and eleven others missing.


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Some Nigerians on Twitter have applauded the American music star, Beyonce for paying tribute to Afro beat legend, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and honouring Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Adichie.
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Authorities in the Ghanaian capital Accra have asked mosques and churches to use WhatsApp to transmit the daily calls to prayer rather than using loudspeakers in a bid to curb noise pollution in urban areas.


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Military top brass from across Africa on Monday kicked off a conference co-hosted by the United States aimed at boosting cooperation between countries fighting extremist groups.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

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Israel on Sunday freed 207 African migrants from prison following a supreme court ruling after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu controversially reversed a deal with the UN refugee agency on the detainees' fate.

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President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria will meet Donald Trump in Washington on April 30 to discuss issues including "fighting terrorism" and economic growth, the White House announced Sunday.


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Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions on Sunday as Manchester United crashed to a shock 1-0 defeat against West Bromwich Albion.


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Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, has explained why she criticised her husband.


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Traditional wedding pictures of this couple have gone viral.


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Big Brother Naija housemate Khloe told fellow housemates that she believes Cee-c is a virgin.


Saturday, April 14, 2018

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The General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), Pastor Enoch Adejare Adeboye, has replied those criticising his comment that 'anyone who is not paying his tithe is not going to heaven'.


Thursday, April 12, 2018

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The Nigerian Senate witnessed a rowdy session on Thursday after a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Senator from Abia State, Eyninaya Abaribe, described President Muhammadu Buhari as ‘incompetent’.


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