Friday, January 4, 2019

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    Soyinka: GMB most brutal dictator after Abacha

Soyinka: GMB most brutal dictator after Abacha

Wole Soyinka, a professor and Nobel Laureate, has described Muhammadu Buhari, presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), as the most brutal face of military dictatorship after Sani Abacha.The revered professor, who spoke to the BBC, suggested that Nigerians are in a serious dilemma with lack of alternative.When asked about his comments about the general as a brutal devil, Soyinka [...]

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    One-hour sleep at the office good for your health

One-hour sleep at the office good for your health

Although your boss will not like it, a recent study suggests that 30 minutes of daytime sleep can take away the effect of a poor (short) night rest. According to a recent study by Brice Faraut of the Universite Paris Descartes-Sorbonne Paris Cite in France, naps appeared to restore hormones and proteins involved in stress and immune function to normal levels [...]

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    Incredibly, Bobbi Kristina lives beyond mother’s death day!

Incredibly, Bobbi Kristina lives beyond mother’s death day!

Bobbi Kristina, the only daughter of the celebrity marriage between celebrated songster Whitney Houston and American rapper Bobby Brown, is still alive and doing better.It was earlier reported that she was to be taken off life support on February 11, to see her share the same death day with her late mother who died on February 11, 2012.Kristina has been [...]

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    Don-Jazzy finally shows off his pretty girlfriend

Don-Jazzy finally shows off his pretty girlfriend

The chief executive officer of the Supreme Mavin Dynasty (SMD), Michael Collins, better known as Don Jazzy, has finally done the long-anticipated unveiling of his girlfriend.The multi-talented producer took to his social media account to show off his little-known girlfriend (pictured), saying nothing could stop their progress.The pictures were unveiled with lyrics from newly-released single, Katapot, by Mavin-signed act, Reekado Banks.“If them like [...]

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    Funmi Iyanda wants to have more alcohol – or more sex

Funmi Iyanda wants to have more alcohol – or more sex

Funmi Iyanda, an ace broadcaster and celebrated journalist, is finding it difficult to make a choice between sex and alcohol.Doctors have advised the 43-year-old single mother to choose one of the two to cancel out her strenuous  lifestyle and struggles.Apparently finding it difficult to make a choice, she sought advice from her Twitter followers.“My doctor once said, ‘look, you need [...]

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    Falana: Service chiefs have committed mutiny

Falana: Service chiefs have committed mutiny

Human rights lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), Femi Falana, has lashed out at the Nigerian service chiefs as mutineers who have failed to do their duty.Speaking at the black history month and Beko Ransome Kuti memorial programme organised by Committee for the Defence for Human Rights (CDHR), the public affairs section of the United States consulate general and [...]

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    My teacher once told me I won’t succeed, reveals Davido

My teacher once told me I won’t succeed, reveals Davido

Blossoming Nigerian singer and songwriter, David Adeleke, better known as Davido, went down memory lane in recalling an experience during his secondary school days.The Omo Baba Olowo crooner said back in high school, his French teacher emphatically told him that he was “unlikely to succeed”.Posing with two of his automobiles, a Range Rover Sport and a Mercedes Benz G-wagon (pictured), the [...]

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    ‘We cannot, we don’t want’… Assad snubs US anti-ISIS union

‘We cannot, we don’t want’… Assad snubs US anti-ISIS union

Syria president, Bashar al-Assad, says his government is not and “will not” be part of a United States (US) led coalition against jihadist groups, Islamic State (ISIS) and al-Qaeda.Assad who spoke in an interview with BBC, made his stance known on the battle against ISIS, saying the Syrian army was defending its country and the citizens.Asked if his government would like [...]

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    APC to challenge court orders against Buhari

APC to challenge court orders against Buhari

The All Progressives Congress (APC) and its presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari, are planning to challenge the court order requesting a service of his academic credentials.At an Abuja high court on Monday, the APC and Buhari, represented by Wole Olanipekun (SAN) and Lateef Fagbemi, said they were going to challenge the suits questioning the qualification of Buhari based on academic records.Earlier, suits [...]

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    ‘Omosexy’, Anayoku, Agbaje attend Selma premiere

‘Omosexy’, Anayoku, Agbaje attend Selma premiere

Nollywood actress Omotola Jolade, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Lagos state governorship Jimi Agbaje and elder statesman Emeka Anyaoku were some of the celebrities who attended the Selma movie premiere.The Premiere which was hosted by a Nigerian church, House on the Rock, in conjunction with the United States embassy in Nigeria saw the presence of many political bigwigs and social commentators unite [...]

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    Sam Smith, Pharell, Beyonce win big at Grammy Awards

Sam Smith, Pharell, Beyonce win big at Grammy Awards

Twenty two year-old songwriter and singer, Sam Smith, as well as Pharrell Williams and Beyonce Knolwes won big at the 57th Grammy awards, carting away three awards each. Smith, though, won a total of four awards. The event, which was hosted by LL Cool J, a host for the event for the fourth consecutive time at the Staples Centre in Los Angeles, [...]

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    Fairy, Iretyola Doyle begin fairy-tale brand partnership

Fairy, Iretyola Doyle begin fairy-tale brand partnership

Nigerian actress, presenter and broadcaster, Iretyola Doyle, has been named ambassador for the dish-washing liquid, New Fairy, which is now available in the Nigerian market.Produced by Procter and Gamble (P&G), the New Fairy dish washing liquid has been launched by the multi-national company for its Nigerian customers.Doyle, who expressed her excitement about the product’s arrival in Nigeria, spoke extensively about [...]

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    ISIS claims Jordan air strike killed US citizen

ISIS claims Jordan air strike killed US citizen

The Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (IS/ISIS/ISIL), is pitting Jordan against the United States (US) by claiming a Jordanian air strike killed a US citizen (pictured) on Friday.On Friday, Jordan launched an airstrike on the Islamist sect as part of its earlier-promised “earth-shattering” response to the brutal murder of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh.ISIS said the air strike, which hit [...]

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    25 killed as Taiwan plane crashes into river

25 killed as Taiwan plane crashes into river

Twenty-five people died when a Taiwanese passenger plane hurtled into a river after hitting a bridge shortly upon take-off from Taipei airport on Wednesday.Though 38 people on the flight, which had mainly Chinese on board, have been accounted for, 15 got hospitalised after sustaining injuries and 20 others have been declared missing.The aircraft conveying 58 people to Kinmen Island was [...]

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    Amber Rose wowed by Nigerian female dancers

Amber Rose wowed by Nigerian female dancers

American hip hop artiste, Amber Levonchuck, better known as Amber Rose, says she admires Nigerian ladies and their dancing acumen.The thrilling hip hop model, actress and fashionista, who was recently in Lagos for the 10th anniversary of D'banj's music career, witnessed Nigerian ladies show off their dancing skills.On her return to base in the United States, the beauty queen made [...]

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    Jordan executes ISIS prisoner after pilot al-Kasasbeh’s death

Jordan executes ISIS prisoner after pilot al-Kasasbeh’s death

Jordanian authorities have executed Sajida al-Rishawi, the prisoner whose release Islamic State (ISIS) desperately wanted, after the terror group released a video showing Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh being burnt alive.Jordan executed the prisoner, alongside Ziyad Karboli, another convict, in response to ISIS brutal killing of its distinguished pilot.Sajida al-Rishawi was a female Jihadist who was captured after a failed suicide bomb attack on [...]

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