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Serena Williams weds Ohanian in £2.6m princess dress

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Serena Williams has married Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian in a lavish ceremony just 11 weeks after giving birth. The couple met at a hotel in Rome – and while he had booked a room to attend a conference, she was staying there to play in the Italian Open. As he was not a tennis fan, it took Mr Ohanian a ...

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U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

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A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said. The incident took place in skies over Okanogan County in Washington state on Thursday, when a Navy E/A-18 Growler warplane flew the unusual air pattern. Images of a condensed ...

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Nigeria targets N945bn revenue from non-oil sector in 2018


The Federal Government plans to raise the sum of $3.1bn (N945.5bn) from the country’s non-oil export sector through value addition from 11 agricultural products. Details of the projected revenue from the exportation of these products are contained in a document prepared by the National Committee on Export Promotion. The document is the implementation framework, which the committee, had prepared to ...

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Patience Jonathan used NGO as front for money laundering – EFCC


The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has said a recent application filed by Patience, the wife of former President Goodluck Jonathan, before the Federal High Court in Abuja has justified its assertion that a non-governmental organisation, Ariwabai Aruera Reachout Foundation, being investigated for corruption, was a front for the former first lady. The EFCC stated this in its response to ...

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UPDATE: Zimbabwean army, ruling party decide Mugabe’s fate today


President Robert Mugabe will meet with the top officers of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces on Sunday (today). This was disclosed by the Chairman of the negotiating team, Fidelis Mukonori, according to the Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation. Mukonori said this would be the second time that Mugabe and the ZDF command would meet, the first meeting having taken place on Thursday. “The negotiating ...

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Crunch talks as Mugabe and generals thrash out his exit


Zimbabwean army generals will pile further pressure on President Robert Mugabe to resign Sunday after tens of thousands of overjoyed protesters celebrated the apparent end of his 37-year regime. Mugabe’s hold on power was broken this week when the military took over in a dispute over who would succeed the 93-year-old president, the world’s oldest head of state. Mugabe remains ...

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Bomb scare, anxiety as Anambra voters elect governor today

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AS the people of Anambra State decide who occupies the position of the state governor today (Saturday), there is palpable fear that the election could be marred by violence. This is happening amid fears of bomb blast in Onitsha. Some residents of the state were seen gathered in different groups to discuss, in trepidation, what the outcome of the election ...

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Why Atiku is no longer an option – APC National Vice Chairman


The National Vice Chairman (South-South) of the All Progressives Congress, Hilliard Eta, has said that former Vice President Atiku Abubakar is no longer an option for the 2019 presidential race. He explained that he was one of those who canvassed votes for Atiku during the APC presidential primaries in 2015 but that their loyalty shifted to Muhammadu Buhari after he ...

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Poverty eradication: Ezekwesili seeks 7% economic growth


A former Vice President of the World Bank and ex-Minister of Education, Dr. Oby Ezekwesili, says if the Federal Government will lift millions of Nigerians out of poverty and hardship, then there is a need for policymakers to devise means to grow the economy at a minimum of seven per cent per annum. Ezekwesili said Nigerians must “disrupt” the current ...

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AOC: Experts want FG to increase fleet size requirement

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Experts in the aviation industry have called on the Federal Government to enact a law that will make it mandatory for domestic airlines to have minimum of 20 aircraft before obtaining Air Operators’ Certificates. The development, they said, would strengthen the airlines’ operations and also help them to attract funding aid from outside the country. The experts made the suggestion ...

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Google honours Chinua Achebe


If he hadn’t died in March of 2013, one of Nigeria’s most popular novelist, poet, professor, and critic, Chinua Achebe would have clocked 87 years of age on the 16th of October, this year. That is why Google is honouring the late Albert Chinụalụmọgụ Achebe with its doodle. The novelist was born on November 16, 1930. His first novel Things Fall ...

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Olamide drops new album, ‘Lagos Na Wa’


Nigeria rapper Olamide Adedeji has released a new album titled ‘Lagos Na Wa’, bringing his album repetoire to seven since his debut in 2011. The album was released on Friday barely a year after he released ‘The Glory’ album. Lagos Na Wa is a 17-track album with songs like hit single Wo, Wo Spiritual and Oro Paw Paw. Other songs on the album include ...

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Ruthless Mafia boss, Toto Riina who ordered 150 ‘hits’ dies

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Toto Riina, one of the most feared Godfathers in the history of the Sicilian Mafia, died early Friday after battling cancer, Italian media reported. Riina, who had been serving 26 life sentences and is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders, had been in a medically-induced coma after his health deteriorated following two operations. The mobster, who turned 87 ...

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U.S. approves digital pill that tracks when patients take it

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U.S. regulators on Tuesday approved the first digital pill with an embedded sensor to track if patients are taking their medication properly, marking a significant step forward in the convergence of healthcare and technology. The medicine is a version of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd’s established drug, Abilify,for schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression, containing a tracking device developed by Proteus Digital Health. ...

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Nigeria has no business with D-8 – Buhari


Buhari’s attendance, late last month, at the ninth summit of the D-8 Organisation for Economic Cooperation, entrenched the Nigerian government’s disconcerting penchant for mixing governance with religion at all levels. Though couching its goals in economic aspirations, the D-8 remains an exclusive club of Islamic countries. Since Nigeria’s constitution expressly forbids the promotion of any faith, it is time Nigeria ...

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Airbus, Boeing interested in Nigeria’s national carrier – FG


The Federal Government has said that two major internationally renowned aircraft manufacturers, Airbus and Boeing, have indicated interest in Nigeria’s national carrier. According to the Minister of State for Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, the manufacturers have expressed willingness to discuss their interest with the government. In a tweet on his Twitter handle, @hadisirika, the minister said, “Boeing said they can’t ...

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Zimbabwe: U.S. wants Mugabe out, calls for ‘new era’


The U.S. is seeking “a new era” for Zimbabwe, the State Department’s top official for Africa said, implicitly calling on long-time President Robert Mugabe to step aside as a political crisis mounts. In an interview with Reuters, acting Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Donald Yamamoto appeared to dismiss the idea of Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for 37 ...

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