50-year-old man r.a.p.e.s 6 year-old girl in Kaduna

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  A 50-year-old man has allegedly defiled a six-year-old girl (name withheld) at Hanyi Danmani in Kaduna South local government area of Kaduna State.  Hanyi Danmani is a suburb of Kaduna metropolis bordering Rigasa (the largest community in Kaduna where Abuja-Kaduna train terminal is located). The little girl was lucky to be alive unlike the two others of ...

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Burna Boy?s album,

Burna Boy’s album, ‘Twice As Tall’ nominated for a Grammy Award for ‘Best Global Music Album ‘

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  Nigerian singer, Burna Boy has been nominated for a Grammy Award for 'Best Global Music Album.'   In the nomination list for the 63rd annual Grammy Awards which was released this afternoon (Nov.24), Burna got a nomination with his new album, 'Twice As Tall.'   The 29-year-old singer was nominated in the 'Best Global Music Album category' alongside Antibalas ...

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Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

Trevor Noah to host 2021 Grammy Awards

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    “The Daily Show” host and comedian, Trevor Noah has been announced as the host for the 2021 Grammy Awards.   The Recording Academy made the announcement hours before the nominees for the upcoming show are revealed.   “Despite the fact that I am extremely disappointed that the GRAMMYs have refused to have me sing or be nominated for best ...

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Okada men and Agodi prison officials clash in Ibadan (video)

Okada men and Agodi prison officials clash in Ibadan (video)

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  A chaotic scene is currently being witnessed at Agodi community of Ibadan, Oyo state capital following a clash between okada riders and officials of the Agodi Correctional Facility.   It was alleged that the clash ensued after the death of an Okada man which was linked to a prison official.   Olugbenga Fadeyi, spokesman of Oyo state police command confirmed the incident and ...

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#ENDSARS: Petitioner dies before case is heard

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  The Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for Victims of SARS related Abuses and other matters was told that a petitioner Mr Basil Ejiagwa has died as a result of torture melted to him by the Police.  Counsel to the late petitioner, Olalekan Gazali, said that the wife of the deceased who came all ...

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Melania Trump smiles as she welcomes White House Christmas tree for the last time

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Melania Trump smiles as she welcomes White House Christmas tree for the last time Melania Trump welcomed the White House Christmas Tree on Monday as the Trumps prepare to kick off their final holiday season at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.  Winston and Ben - two Clydesdales - trotted up the north driveway with a wagon in tow to ...

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I admire my wife and I’m obsessed with her – Bolanle Ninalowo

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Nollywood actor, Bolanle Ninalowo, is one man that is enamoured with his family and he shows this by constantly sharing pictures of his wife and two children on his social media pages.  In an interview with Saturday Beats, the Nollywood hunk asserted that he was obsessed with his wife. He said, “I am blessed and don’t ...

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Laycon to star in Showmax first Nigerian original series

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  Barely a week after he bagged GOtv ambassadorial deal, Big Brother Naija season five winner, Laycon, has landed a major deal with MultiChoice streaming platform Showmax.  The company announced that the rising artiste will feature in the streamer’s first Nigerian original series, a reality show based on him titled ‘I am Laycon’. Scheduled for February 2021, Laycon, ...

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Gombe House of Assembly sack Speaker, majority leader, deputy chief whip

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  The Gombe State House of Assembly on Tuesday impeached its Speaker, Abubakar Ibrahim from Yamaltu west constituency while Abubakar Luggerewo emerged as the new speaker.  The former speaker was impeached on Tuesday following a voice vote by 16 members out of the 24 members of the house. The motion for the removal  of Ibrahim was moved by ...

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Will Nigeria’s Burna Boy pick a Grammy this year? He gets his second nomination

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  This is huge! Burna Boy has landed his second Grammy nomination thanks to his “Twice As Tall” album.  The singer was nominated under the World Music Album alongside other entertainers like Antibalas, Bebel Gilberto, Anoushka Shankar and Tianariwen. This is the second year in a row that the singer is getting a nomination in this category. He snagged ...

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CBN retains interest rate at 11.5%

CBN retains interest rate at 11.5%

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  The monetary policy rate (MPR) which determines interest rate has been retained at 11.5 percent by the Central Bank of Nigeria.   This was announced by CBN Governor Godwin Emefiele who read out a communique at the end of the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) meeting on Tuesday November 24.   Other parameters such as Cash Reserve Ratio (CRR), Liquidity ratio, and asymmetric ...

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Nigeria’s Aisha Yesufu, Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim make it to BBC 100 Women 2020 list

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  The BBC has revealed its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2020 and Aisha Yesufu and Uyaiedu Ipke-Etim made it to the list.   This year's 100 Women is highlighting those who are leading change and making a difference during these turbulent times.   The list includes UK nurse, Professor Dame Elizabeth Anionwu, ...

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Nigerian roads are of global standard ? Fashola

Nigerian roads are of global standard – Fashola

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  The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has stated that the roads being constructed in the country are done in line with the universal global standard.   Fashola said this while reeling out the achievements of President Muhammadu Buhari administration in the transport sector on Tuesday November 24.   He said;   "I  think we don’t have our standards, roads are ...

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55-year-old man arrested with 4 human skulls, hands, jaws

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  The police in Ogun State have arrested a 55-year-old man, Yesiru Salisu, for being in possession of four human skulls, two dry human hands and three jaws.  DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the State Police image maker confirmed this in a statement issued on Tuesday. According to Oyeyemi, the suspect, a resident of 7, Odunsi Street, Ijebu Igbo area ...

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British billionaire gave ?21million gift to his staff

British billionaire gave £21million gift to his staff

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  The secretary to Billionaire UK businessman, Matthew Moulding has retired after he gifted his staff  £21m.   Moulding landed a gigantic £830million payout after going public with his company- The Hut Group.   The 48-year-old, who launched his company with John Gallemore in 2004, has amassed a lot of wealth over the last 16 years.   Moulding first started out selling CDs online ...

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala’s rival to withdraw from the race for WTO DG

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  The stage seems to be set for Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to emerge as the next Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) as her only opponent, South Korean Yoo Myung-hee is set to withdraw from the race.   According to a report by Washington Trade Daily, South Korea has decided to withdraw its candidate, Yoo Myung-hee, from ...

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"I concede NOTHING

“I concede NOTHING’ – Donald Trump continues to reject Joe Biden’s electoral win

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  US president Donald Trump has continued to delegitimize Joe Biden's win in the just concluded election, saying he will keep fighting the electoral results even though his campaign has lost lots of legal challenges in states where he doubted Biden's win.   Recall on Monday evening, Trump said on Twitter he had given the General Services Administration (GSA) ...

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Security situation in the North is getting worse- Arewa Consultative Forum tells President Buhari

Security situation in the North is getting worse- Arewa Consultative Forum tells President Buhari

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  The Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) has once again raised concern over the increasing rate in insecurity in the Northern region of Nigeria.   In a statement released by its National Publicity Secretary, Emmanuel Yawe, on Tuesday November 24, the forum said since its last meeting in October where it called on President Buhari to give attention to ...

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US exempts Nigeria from new $15,000 visa bond policy

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  The United States mission in Nigeria says Nigeria is not included in the visa bond pilot programme which was issued by the outgoing President Donald Trump’s administration on Monday.  In a statement, the U.S. mission said that the limited six-month visa bond pilot programme, beginning Dec. 24, 2020, affected 15 African countries, excluding Nigeria. The 15 African ...

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Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba gives update on lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba gives update on lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

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  Former Presidential candidate, Adamu Garba has served an update on his lawsuit against Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey.   Recall that Adamu instituted a $1 billion suit against the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Founder of Twitter International Company, Jack Dorsey, at the Federal High Court, Abuja, over alleged sponsorship of the ongoing #EndSARS Protest across the country.   Giving ...

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Twitter stories: Man faces sound system in direction of church that always

Man faces sound system in direction of church that always ‘disturbs’ him

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  A Twitter user has shared a photo of a sound system a friend placed in the direction of a church that usually disturbs him in the morning even on weekdays.   According to @ebelee_, her friend began playing Cardi B's "WAP" after placing the sound system on the fence demarcating the two compounds.   The Twitter user wrote;   Faysal has ...

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We have called the Chinese ? Amaechi apologizes after Abuja-Kaduna train broke down

We have called the Chinese — Amaechi apologizes after Abuja-Kaduna train broke down

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  Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi has apologized to Nigerians following the train breakdown recorded between November 18 and November 20.   The Minister who made the plea at Moniya rail station during the routine inspection of the ongoing rail project in Ibadan, disclosed that they've invited the Chinese   Amaechi said;   “I want to apologise to Nigerians for what happened at ...

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2-year-old girl repeatedly raped and beaten to death by her mother

2-year-old girl repeatedly raped and beaten to death by her mother’s 30-year-old boyfriend in South Africa

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  A 2-year-old child, Nyiko was allegedly repeatedly raped and beaten to death by her teen mother's 30-year-old boyfriend in Diepkloof, Soweto.   The 17-year-old mother and her boyfriend identified as Tebogo Ramokgopa, were arrested on Tuesday, November 24, and are expected to appear in the Protea Magistrate Court, on Wednesday, November 25.     The incident occurred on November 15 while ...

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FG to ban importation of trucks above 10 years

FG to ban importation of trucks above 10 years

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  The Federal Government has discloed that it will be banning the importation of articulated trucks older than 10 years, in a bid to to curb truck accidents.   FRSC spokesman, Bisi Kazeem said the decision was reached by the Major Oil Marketers of Nigeria and the National Association of Road Transport Owners at the renewal workshop held on ...

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Jennifer Lopez, 51, showcases her jaw dropping figure in racy shots (video/photo)

Jennifer Lopez, 51, showcases her jaw dropping figure in racy shots (video/photo)

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  Jennifer Lopez stripped to her birthday suit in a new video shared on Instagram   The 51-year-old singer is set to launch her own brand of beauty and skin care products with a release date of January 1, 2021.   Today, November 24, she shared what appears to be an ad for her skin and beauty line.     The mum-of-two posted a ...

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Grammy Nominations 2021: See the Full List of Nominees Here

Grammy Nominations 2021: See the Full List of Nominees Here

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  The 2021 Grammy Awards nomination list has been released and Beyonce topped the nominees list with nine nods. Taylor Swift, Dua Lipa, and Roddy Ricch are all up for six awards for the 63nd Grammy Awards which will be held on January 31, 2021, at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.   See full list below.   Record of the ...

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Tension in Ibadan as Agodi Prison officials, commercial motorcycle riders clash

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  There is currently tension in Ibadan, Oyo State, following a clash between Agodi Prison officials and commercial motorcycle riders popularly known as Okada on Tuesday morning.  According to sources and eyewitnesses on the ground, the unrest started after a prison vehicle reportedly knocked down a commercial motorcycle rider, who was said to have died shortly afterwards. The ...

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Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates, Becomes 2nd Richest Person In World

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Elon Musk Overtakes Bill Gates, Becomes 2nd Richest Person In World Elon Musk has become the second richest man in the world with an asset of about $127.9bn. The billionaire entrepreneur added $100.3 billion to his net worth this year, surpassing Bill Gates to become the 2nd richest person in the world, according to Bloomberg Billionaires Index. The ...

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Senate begins process to confirm Yakubu as INEC Chairman

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  The Senate on Tuesday read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking confirmation of Prof. Mahmood Yakubu as chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, for a second term.  Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan read the letter on the floor of the senate on Tuesday. Lawan sought the input of the Senate on the matter and called for ...

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Court dissolves 10-year old marriage over marathon s.e.x

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A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, on Tuesday, dissolved a 10-year- old marriage between one Basirat Adeyoyin and estranged husband, Adeyoyin Niyi over an attempted money ritual and marathon s.e.x.  Delivering judgment, the President of the court, Chief Ademola Odunade said that the court would not watch until there was anarchy before making the right decision. Odunade, ...

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