Friday, June 22, 2018

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    WATCH: Kanye West sobs while hugging Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton show

WATCH: Kanye West sobs while hugging Virgil Abloh at Louis Vuitton show

Kanye West and longtime friend, Virgil Abloh, shared an emotional embrace as tears rolled down their cheeks at the Louis Vuitton showcase on Thursday. [...]

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    May & Baker signs sickle cell drug production deal

May & Baker signs sickle cell drug production deal

May & Baker Nigeria Plc has signed an agreement with the National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development (NIPRD) for commercial production of anti sickle cell drug, NAPRISAN.The agreement was signed in Abuja by Nnamdi Okafor, managing director of the company, and Olabayo Kunle, acting director-general of NIPRD.Isaac Adewole, minister of health, also witnessed it.The federal executive council recently ratified [...]

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    PHOTOS: Buhari visits Bauchi over windstorm, fire disasters

PHOTOS: Buhari visits Bauchi over windstorm, fire disasters

President Muhammadu Buhari visited Bauchi on Thursday to commiserate with the people of the state over the calamities that befell them recently.While a windstorm reportedly destroyed 1,505 houses, mainly in the state capital, killed eight persons and injured 120 others, a fire outbreak in Azare, a major town, destroyed the market in the town.Speaking at the palace of the emir of [...]

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    DSS arrests ‘ISIS commanders’ in Abuja

DSS arrests ‘ISIS commanders’ in Abuja

The Department of State Services (DSS) says it has arrested two Islamic State in West Africa commanders in Kukuntu village, Gwgwalada, Abuja.The DSS said this in a statement issued by Tony Opuiyo, an operative of the service.Ouiyo said the suspects were arrested on May 5, after special operations on identified targets.The statement was issued three days after UK Sun reported that [...]

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    Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

Policeman stoned to death during clash with Shi’ites in Kaduna

A policeman was on Thursday killed during a clash between his colleagues and members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN), better known as Shi'ites in Kaduna state.Many members of the sect also sustained injuries in the clash which started on Wednesday.Members of the group had trooped out in large numbers to witnessed the the trial of Ibrahim Zakzaky, their [...]

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    Boko Haram strikes inside Borno military barracks

Boko Haram strikes inside Borno military barracks

Suspected Boko Haram insurgents struck at a market inside 33 Army Artillery barracks on the outskirts of Maiduguri, capital of Borno state, on Wednesday.A military source confirmed this to TheCable, saying the incident occurred around 9:30pm.The source said suicide bombers sneaked into the barracks in a tricycle, and detonated their explosives at a relaxation spot."The attackers took advantage of the [...]

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    Taju the Instagram sensation, World Cup top Google searches

Taju the Instagram sensation, World Cup top Google searches

The 2018 World Cup and Taju, a five-year-old Instagram sensation, are the most-searched topics by Nigerians in the past seven days. [...]

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    PHOTOS: Atiku visits Jonathan in Bayelsa

PHOTOS: Atiku visits Jonathan in Bayelsa

Former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar paid a courtesy visit to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan in Yenagoa, Bayelsa state, on Wedensday.Abubakar was accompanied by Gbenga Daniel, former governor of Ogun state, who is the director-general of his 2019 presidential campaign.The former vice-president ran against Jonathan in 2011 when he emerged as the consensus candidate of the north.Jonathan won the election. Below are pictures [...]

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    ‘The alterations we made to Budget 2018 are justifiable’ — house of reps replies Buhari

‘The alterations we made to Budget 2018 are justifiable’ — house of reps replies Buhari

The house of representatives says the alterations made to the 2018 budget are justifiable.AbdulRazak Namdas, spokesman of the lower legislative chamber, said this in a statement issued after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the 9.12 trillion budget into law.Buhari had expressed reservations with some alterations in the budget, wondering why the lawmakers introduced 6,403 projects into it.“The national assembly made cuts [...]

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    EXTRA: Rats invade ATM in India, tear money to shreds

EXTRA: Rats invade ATM in India, tear money to shreds

Police in India have blamed rats for nibbling on currency notes worth more than $18,173 stored in an ATM of the State Bank of India in Tinsukia district.According to Hindustan Times, the police said they received a complaint from officials of the local branch of the state-run lender on June 14, saying they found notes worth Rs 12,38,000 in shreds [...]

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    Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is Nigeria’s best dressed man, says Banky W

Ebuka Obi-Uchendu is Nigeria’s best dressed man, says Banky W

Banky W, an actor and musician, says Ebuka Obi-Uchendu, a television personality, is "unarguably the best-dressed man in Nigeria". [...]

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    Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway

Michael Jackson musical to hit Broadway

In 2020, a musical based on the life of Michael Jackson, the late king of pop, will debut on the Broadway stage.   [...]

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    LISTEN: UK rapper Skepta features Wizkid on ‘Bad Energy’

LISTEN: UK rapper Skepta features Wizkid on ‘Bad Energy’

UK grime rapper Skepta has released ‘Bad Energy’, his second single of 2018 which features Nigerian Afrobeats star Wizkid. [...]

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    Sowore meets farmers and herdsmen, pledges to resolve clashes if elected

Sowore meets farmers and herdsmen, pledges to resolve clashes if elected

Omoyele Sowore, a presidential aspirant, recently held meetings with herdsmen and farmers in Taraba and Adamawa states.According to Take It Back Movement, the group coordinating Sowore's political activities, the presidential aspirant visited the state in continuation of his nationwide consultation with groups, nationalities, and stakeholders across the country.Sowore held town hall meetings in Yola, Adamawa state capital, and Jalingo, capital [...]

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    Kenny Blaq returns with second edition of ‘Oxymoron’ comedy show

Kenny Blaq returns with second edition of ‘Oxymoron’ comedy show

Otolorin Peter Kehinde, a music-comedian popularly known as Kenny Blaq, has announced the 2018 edition of his comedy show. [...]

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    Buhari rules out meeting with  nPDP members

Buhari rules out meeting with nPDP members

President Muhammadu Buhari has called the bluff of the new Peoples Democratic Party (nPDP) faction of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The bloc which pulled out of the PDP to team up with the APC for the 2015 elections had demanded to meet with the president to discuss some pressing issues.But a presidential source told reporters that the president has vowed [...]

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