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  • newJury Orders Samsung To Pay Apple $533m In iPhone Case
      A federal court jury on Thursday ordered Samsung to pay Apple $533 million for copying iPhone design features in a patent case dating back seven years. Jurors tacked on an additional $5 million in damages for a pair of patented functions. The awar…
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  • newMorgan Freeman Apologises After Sexual Harassment Claims
      Octogenarian Oscar-winner Morgan Freeman apologised on Thursday after a report of multiple sexual harassment accusations, making the actor the latest high-profile figure to face allegations of misconduct in the #MeToo era. Sixteen people — eigh…
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  • newHarvey Weinstein To ‘Surrender’ To Authorities On Friday – Reports
        Disgraced ex-Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities in New York on Friday following a months-long investigation into allegations of sexual assault, United States media reported. The New York Times said Weinstei…
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  • new[UPDATED] APC To Hold National Convention On June 23
      The All Progressives Congress has fixed June 23, 2018, as the date for its National Convention. National Publicity Secretary of the party, Mr Bolaji Abdullahi, announced this on Tuesday. The new party officials elected at the convention will be in…
    - 8 hours ago 24 May 18, 9:39pm -
  • newOn May 29, 2019, I Will Be Sworn In As Nigeria’s Next President – Moghalu
      A Presidential Aspirant under the platform of the Young Progressives Party (YPP), Professor Kingsley Moghalu, is confident that he will become Nigeria’s next President. “On May 29, 2019, I will be sworn in as the next President of the Federal…
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  • newPresident Buhari Will Receive 2018 Budget On Friday, Says Saraki
      Senate President Bukola Saraki has promised that the 2018 Appropriation Bill will be presented to President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. Dr Saraki said this on Thursday when he led members of the National Assembly to the State House to break the da…
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  • newSports Minister’s Visit To Channels Kids Cup In Pictures
    The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has visited the players at the Channels International Kids Cup. READ ALSO: Kwara Progress To Semis As X-Planter Edge Anambra READ ALSO: Dalung Visits Players, Seeks Sports Development At…
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  • newKwara Progress To Semis As X-Planter Edge Anambra
      LGEA Central Primary School have reached the semi-finals of the Channels International Kids Cup at the Teslim Balogun Stadium in Lagos. The Kwara-based school advanced to the last four on Thursday, thanks to a 1-0 win over Obukohwo Primary School…
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  • newCourt Admits More Evidence Against Ex-Chief Of Air Staff, Alex Badeh
      A Federal High Court, sitting in Maitama, Abuja, on Thursday admitted more evidence against a former Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh (rtd). Badeh who appeared before Justice Okon Abang is standing trial along with Iyalikam Nigeri…
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  • newChannels Kids Cup: Dalung Visits Players, Seeks Sports Development At Grassroots
      The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Solomon Dalung, has visited the players at the Channels International Kids Cup. Mr Dalung, who was on an official assignment in Lagos, had a stop-by at the Teslim Balogun Stadium, Surulere on Thursday…
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    • newSprint showdowns scuttled at Prefontaine meet
      Christian Coleman will not have a 100m world championship rematch with Justin Gatlin at Saturday's 44th Prefontaine Classic nor will he face Noah Lyles in a 200m showdown at his Diamond League debut. The 22-year-old American star was to have faced bo…
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    • newCape Verde opens investigation after migrant boat sails to Brazil
      Cape Verde has opened an investigation after 25 African migrants were found off the coast of Brazil after reportedly spending five weeks at sea. The country's Foreign Affairs Minister Luis Filipe said the migrant boat started its great journey in the…
      - 10 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:06pm -
    • newMozambique talks restart after Dhlakama death: party
      Mozambique peace talks have restarted after the unexpected death of rebel leader Afonso Dhlakama earlier this month threatened to end the tentative negotiations, his party said Thursday. Face-to-face talks between President Filipe Nyusi and Dhlakama,…
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    • newConfusion around Ebola vaccine hampering DRC outbreak response: MSF
      Confusion around an unlicensed Ebola vaccine being used in the Democratic Republic of Congo is complicating efforts to rein in an outbreak of the deadly virus, Doctors Without Borders warned Thursday. DRC health officials launched a small, targeted v…
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    • US rejects calls for UN support to Sahel force
      The United States on Wednesday rejected calls for stronger UN support for a West African force fighting jihadists in the increasingly volatile Sahel region. Backed by France, five countries of the region -- Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania and Ni…
      - 1 day ago 24 May 18, 12:10am -

    • newReps Demand Reduction Of UMTE Fees From N7500 To N3000
      ​The House of Representatives has urged the federal ministry of education to review downward the cost of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) by about 50% from the current N7, 500.00 to not more than N3, 000.00.The House, while adopti…
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    • newJuliet Ibrahim Vs Beverly Osu: Who Rocked This Hairstyle Better?
      @LekkiGistsBeauties @julietibrahim X @beverly_osu rocking the same hair colour.Source:- Missyb3
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    • new"Genotype Issues Have Cost Me Another Relationship" - Nigerian Lady Cries Out
      A Nigerian lady @nerdy_dami on Twitter has taken to the micro-blogging platform to share the heartbreaking story of how her genotype has cost her her relationship.According to her;"This genotype ish has made me lose another good guy. ���Bleep t…
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    • newCommon Food Myths That Are Really Not True
      You’ve no doubt heard many tales about food and nutrition: which foods to avoid and which to gorge on, which are carcinogenic and which cause acne. But not all should be taken at face value! i share some of the most common food myths,Microwaving fo…
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    • newIs A Foetus A Parasite?
      There is a serious debate here. Is a fetus a parasite to its mother?
      - 6 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:48pm -
    • new"How Two Slay Queens Disgraced Me At An Eatery This Evening"
      Been asking this bae out and she finally agreed to go out with me today on the condition she’ll come along with her friend. I said no wahala. I got to TFC before them and they came in 2 minutes later. We ordered drinks at first and chit chat a litt…
      - 6 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:46pm -
    • new"Why" By Nairalander Verse Featuring Kizito, Eddy Prodigy, And Lord X
      Ghana based Nigerian afro soul sensation and show off crooner, Verse, teams up with Topnaija music awards 2017 winner, Kizito and the lyrically prolific Enugu based Rapper, Eddy, and Sars story and IP crooner and arguably the best rapper in warri, Lo…
      - 6 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:37pm -
    • new"Don't Have Sex With A Girl You Cannot Marry As Wife"
      I don't see any reason why a guy will engage in adultery with a girl he can't marry or take as wife. When you engage in Adultery with who is not your wife, you are killing yourself unknowingly, bringing misfortune, setback, death and so on upon you…
      - 6 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:16pm -
    • new"My Rich Father-In-Law Who Pays Our Rent Is Making My Wife To Disrespect Me!"
      My name is Dahe. I struggled to graduate from the university. I made first class. After that, I got a job that pays 120k per month. But there is this problem with the job. You work like the bull and hardly have time for yourself. I sometimes sleep in…
      - 6 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:14pm -
    • newTimaya Advises People Living Fake Lifestyles
      It is a known fact that some people in the society today exaggerate their wealth and happiness to meet up with the standards of the society and create an impression of a perfect life but this style of living is increasingly being condemned and singer…
      - 7 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:08pm -
    • newTonto Dikeh Reacts To Linda Ikeji's Controversial Pregnancy
      From; Amagitesblog.comControversial Nollywood actress, Tonto Dikeh has taken to Instagram to show support to Linda Ikeji as she is still being dragged on social media since the announcement of her pregnancy.She also urged Kemi Olunloyo to use her mo…
      - 7 hours ago 24 May 18, 11:06pm -
    • newTiwa Savage Joins Wizkid In London, Hangs Out Awilo Longomba (Photos, Video)
      The mother of 1 and divorcee who is rumored to be in a romantic relationship with Wizkid drops her schedules and flew in to London to meet him ahead of his performance at o2arena, The both of them were pictured hanging with Veteran singer Awilo Loco…
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    • newInfection alert after dying Ebola patients taken to Congo prayer meeting
      GENEVA (Reuters) - Two dying Ebola patients were spirited out of a Congo hospital by their relatives on motor-bikes, then taken to a prayer meeting with 50 other people, potentially exposing them all to the deadly virus, a senior aid worker said on T…
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    • newSouth Africa probe into influence peddling to start hearings in August
      JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - An inquiry into allegations of influence peddling revolving around former president Jacob Zuma and businessman friends of his will begin formal public hearings in August and could take two years or more, the head of the commi…
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    • newNigeria's Bodo community claims win over Shell after latest UK court ruling
      LONDON (Reuters) - A British judge ruled on Thursday that Nigeria's Bodo community, which has been involved in a protracted legal battle with Shell over the clean-up of two 2008 oil spills, should retain the option of litigation for another year.
      - 14 hours ago 24 May 18, 3:44pm -
    • newSouth African child who was kidnapped for bitcoin is found
      JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African child who was kidnapped by a gang who demanded a ransom in bitcoin of nearly $120,000 has been found, the TimesLive online news site said on Thursday, quoting police.
      - 14 hours ago 24 May 18, 3:29pm -
    • newTaiwan loses second ally in a month as Burkina Faso cuts ties
      OUAGADOUGOU/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan lost its second diplomatic ally in less than a month on Thursday after Burkina Faso said it had cut ties with the self-ruled island, following intense Chinese pressure on African countries to break with what it r…
      - 16 hours ago 24 May 18, 1:19pm -
    • newTrump versus Rwanda in trade battle over used clothes
      KIGALI/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Early last year, weeks after Donald Trump was sworn in as president, a little known American trade association filed a petition with the U.S. Trade Representative.
      - 21 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:31am -
    • newAlgeria to expel 105 Malians over Ansar Eddine militant group: source
      ALGIERS (Reuters) - Algeria will expel 105 Malians for being members of the Ansar Eddine militant group, an official source said on Wednesday, the first such action in the North African country against the group.
      - 21 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:26am -
    • newSouth Sudan peace talks end without deal -mediators
      ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Talks in Ethiopia to revive South Sudan's failed 2015 peace pact and end the country's civil war broke up on Wednesday without a deal, mediators said, potentially prolonging a conflict that has killed tens of thousands of peop…
      - 21 hours ago 24 May 18, 8:24am -

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    • newICPAK seeks review on Income Tax Bill to promote Investors - The Standard
      The StandardICPAK seeks review on Income Tax Bill to promote InvestorsThe StandardFinancial experts have cautioned over a Government plan to raise the corporate tax rate from 30 to 35 per cent, saying it might scare away investors and lead to job los…
      - 2 hours ago 25 May 18, 4:04am -
    • newAmosun, Adebule to grace MSSN-Lagos Quran competition - Vanguard
      VanguardAmosun, Adebule to grace MSSN-Lagos Quran competitionVanguardAs Ashafa praises Buhari for teaching Quran at Ramadan event. Ogun State Governor Ibikunle Amosun, Lagos State Deputy Governor Dr Idiat Adebule, Chief Executive Officer of Bua Group…
      - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 12:31am -
    • newNaval officer, twin brothers arrested for robbery - The Punch
      The PunchNaval officer, twin brothers arrested for robberyThe PunchThe Special Anti-Robbery Squad of the Oyo State Police Command has arrested a lance corporal with the Nigerian Navy, Jimoh Adesoye, 28, twin brothers, and 12 other suspects for robber…
      - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 12:18am -
    • newCourt remands man, 41, for allegedly raping four daughters - The Punch
      The PunchCourt remands man, 41, for allegedly raping four daughtersThe PunchChukwudi Akasike, Port Harcourt. A Chief Magistrates' Court sitting in Port Harcourt on Thursday remanded in custody a 41-year-old man, Michael Akpan, for allegedly raping hi…
      - 5 hours ago 25 May 18, 12:16am -

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        • newSix Killed in Car Bomb Explosion in Benghazi
          At least six people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the center of the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Thursday night, residents told a Reuters reporter at the scene.The bomb exploded near the Tibesti hotel, the city's biggest. Ambulance…
          - 3 hours ago 25 May 18, 2:55am -
        • newDying Ebola Patients Flee to Congo Prayer Meeting
          Two dying Ebola patients were spirited out of a Congo hospital by their relatives on motorcycles, then taken to a prayer meeting with 50 other people, potentially exposing them all to the deadly virus, a senior aid worker said Thursday.Both patien…
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        • newLegally or Not, Businesses Stay Afloat in Cape Town’s Drought
          It’s a sight you don’t expect in Cape Town, where the city administration has threatened to turn off the taps because of prolonged, severe drought: children careening down gushing slides into pools of fresh water.  This is Water World, a fun…
          - 8 hours ago 24 May 18, 9:17pm -
        • newAfrica in Spotlight at Paris Tech Fair
          French President Emmanuel Macron says his country will invest $76 million in African startups, saying innovation on the continent is key to meeting challenges ranging from climate change to terrorism. He spoke Thursday at a technology fair in Paris s…
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        • newEast Africa Flood Deaths Surpass 400
          Heavy rains have left hundreds of people dead and hundreds of thousands more displaced across various parts of East Africa. Kenya, Somalia and Rwanda are the worst hit. The flooding comes as the region tries to recover from a severe drought in 2017 t…
          - 12 hours ago 24 May 18, 5:13pm -
        • newMore Refugees Flee Carnage in Central African Republic
          Thousands of people continue to flee violence in the troubled Central African Republic and the United Nations says many lack access to humanitarian care. Its response plan requesting $515 million launched in January is barely 10 percent funded.Hu…
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        • newUganda Police Seek to End 48-Hour Detention Rule
          The Uganda Police Force is facing stiff resistance over a proposal that would allow officers to hold suspects beyond the maximum of two days before they are granted bail or appear in court. While police say the change will only affect terrorism suspe…
          - 14 hours ago 24 May 18, 3:54pm -
        • newUN: Attacks on Healthcare Facilities in Libya Likely War Crimes
          The United Nations — in a joint report by the UN Human Rights Office and the U.N. Support Mission in Libya — condemns widespread, indiscriminate attacks by all armed groups in Libya against healthcare facilities and personnel, saying they could c…
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        • newAmnesty: Nigeria’s Military Tortured, Raped, Killed Civilians
          Nigeria’s military has committed war crimes and crimes against humanity including torture, rape and killing civilians during its fight against Islamist insurgency Boko Haram, human rights group Amnesty International said Thursday.The crimes were…
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        • Burundi Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts   
          Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media outlets.Burundi’s National Communication Council announced the blackouts three weeks ago. It said VOA and t…
          - 1 day ago 24 May 18, 12:03am -
        • French, Rwandan Leaders Pledge Cooperation on African Security 
          French and Rwandan leaders vowed to work together on key African security issues Wednesday, as they sought to move forward after bitter differences over Rwanda's 1994 genocide.Standing alongside his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, French Preside…
          - 1 day ago 24 May 18, 12:01am -
        • US Health Chief Pledges More Action If Ebola Spreads
          President Donald Trump's top health official said Wednesday that the U.S. and global partners will “take the steps necessary” to try to contain a new Ebola outbreak, asserting that the fight against infectious diseases is one of the administratio…
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        • Lessons From Last Ebola Outbreak Guide Approach in DRC 
          When Ebola broke out in West Africa in late 2013, no one was prepared. A potential vaccine had been in limbo since a previous outbreak a decade earlier. Governments dragged their feet while failing to recognize the risks the outbreak carried. Local h…
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        • A Love Story: Africa and Its British Prince 
          Britain’s newly-married Prince Harry has had a long love affair with the African continent. He spent his post-graduation year in Lesotho, launched a children’s charity there and fell in love with his bride-to-be in Botswana. Africa is also the co…
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        • Post-Mugabe, Zimbabweans Still Waiting for Economic Uptick
          This week marks six months since Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa took office, after Robert Mugabe gave in to military pressure and resigned.During the weekend, the 75-year-old Mnangagwa told supporters that since he took over, a lot had impr…
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        • Coming Weeks Crucial in Containing Ebola Spread in DRC
          Health Experts at the World Health Assembly in Geneva agree the next few weeks will be crucial in determining whether the Ebola outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo can be contained and prevented from spreading to highly-populated urban areas.…
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        • South Sudan Opposition Groups Reject Peace Proposal
          South Sudan peace talks hit a new roadblock Wednesday, as opposition groups rejected a proposed peace deal and the government said it only partially agreed with the proposal.The sides met in Addis Ababa this week in a renewed attempt to end South…
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