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Fears Of Civil War As 450,000 Catalans Separatists Protests Spain’s Plan Of Direct Rule

Ten of thousand of protesters marched through the streets of Barcelona today sparking fears of a civil war, after Spain’s prime minister requested special powers to impose direct rule on Catalonia. As the region’s president was threatened with arrest he declared it the “worst attack on Catalonia” since military dictator Francisco Franco in a passionate speech…

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Pastor Held Women Parishioners Down So Minister Could Sexually Abuse And Attack Them

A pastor has been jailed for helping a church minister to sexually assault female parishioners. Laurence Peterson, 59, blocked the doors to prevent escape and held the victims down as Rev John Wilson, 70, performed “grotesque” sexual exorcisms on members of the congregation. Peterson had frequently blocked the victims’ escape and barricaded one newly-wed bride inside a…

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Puzzling! Can YOU See What’s Wrong With This Leonardo Da Vinci £75m ‘Jesus Christ’ Painting

Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi was painted in the late 15th century – but modern day critics are irked by one specific feature of the masterpiece. The artwork has only recently been attributed to the infamous artist, after it was rediscovered, restored and exhibited in 2011. The portrait depicts Jesus Christ dressed in Renaissance clothing.Da Vinci’s figure…

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Manchester City 3 Burnley 0: Aguero Equals City Record As Pep Guardiola’s Men Surge Five Points Clear

Sergio Aguero equalled Manchester City’s all-time goalscoring record as they beat Burnley to go five points clear at the top of the Premier League.Aguero’s first-half goal, a controversial penalty, was his 177th for the club and brought him level with Eric Brook’s total, as well as sending City on their way to an 11th straight…

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President Trump Plans To Release Classified JFK Files

President Donald Trump has said he plans to allow the opening of a trove of long-classified files on the assassination of former president John F Kennedy. The president tweeted to say he would allow the release “subject to receipt of further information”. The files are scheduled to be opened by the US National Archives on 26 October,…

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Huddersfield 2 Manchester United 1: Goals From Aaron Mooy And Lauren Depoitre Give Terriers Historic Win Over Jose Mourinho’s Red Devils

Huddersfield Town ended Manchester United’s unbeaten start to the season as Jose Mourinho’s side fell five points behind league leaders Manchester City at the John Smith’s Stadium.United had only conceded twice in eight league games this season, but that tally was doubled in five first-half minutes following two sloppy mistakes that were clinically punished by…

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Agency Arrests Wife For Burning Sister-In-Law With Boiling Water

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP), has confirmed that they have arrested a 24-year-old housewife, Mrs Basira Sagiru, for pushing her sister-in-law into a pot of boiling water. The Head, Press and Public Relations Unit of NAPTIP, Mr Josiah Emerole, confirmed the arrest while in Abuja on Saturday.Media reports that Sagiru…

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Chelsea 4 Watford 2: Cesar Azpilicueta And Michy Batshuayi Help Champions To Dramatic Late Win At Stamford Bridge

Chelsea scored two late goals as they came from behind to claim a dramatic victory against Watford at Stamford Bridge and end a three-game winless run.Cesar Azpilicueta headed the Blues 3-2 in front in the 87th minute before Michy Batshuayi sealed the victory in stoppage time despite an unconvincing performance from the champions.Batshuayi headed an…

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Inspiring! Boy With Down’s Syndrome Becomes New Face of River Island’s Latest Campaign

An 11-year-old boy with Down’s syndrome has landed his first modelling job in a high street store’s new advertising campaign. Joseph Hale, from Cleethorpes, North East Lincolnshire in England, has become one of the faces of River Island’s new children’s clothing range.His mum Karen Hale said she hoped it would encourage equal representation of disabilities in…

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Glamour Model Katie Price Says She Won’t Become A Lesbian, As She ‘Loves Sausage’

British glamour model and entrepreneur Katie Price has insisted she won’t become a lesbian because she loves sausage too much – and she is planning on marrying again.Speaking about her string of failed marriages and what’s next for her, the 39-year-old insisted she would never turn to women despite her heartache with men.During a conversation in London, she said:…

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Suicide: Police Confirm Lekki – Ikoyi Bridge Jumper As Adekunle Oluseyi John, From Ondo State

Lagos Police Command have identified the man who jumped into the lagoon from the Lekki – Ikoyi link bridge in Lagos on Friday as Adekunle Oluseyi John.Lagos State Police Command spokesman, ASP Olarinde Famous – Cole, said the man is about 40 years-old and from Ondo State.“Report on the suicide was reported at Maroko Division…

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“It Was A Mistake”…Billionaire James Packer Opens Up About Dating And Engagement To Mariah Carey

Billionaire business mogul James Packer has admitted he was “at a low point” in his life when he dated Mariah Carey. The Australian, 50, has broken his silence on his whirlwind engagement to the 47-year-old superstar – which he called off in October 2016 – and confessed the romance was a “mistake” for them both.Speaking to The Australian, he…

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US Court Jails Nigerian Sodipo Williams For Six And A Half Years For $12m Identity And Tax Fraud

Kevin Kunle Sodipo  Williams, a Nigerian living in St. Louis, Missouri has been sentenced to six and a half years in prison over  a stolen identity fraud scheme that sought more than $12 million in tax refunds. A  U.S.  federal judge on Friday  also ordered him to pay roughly $900,000 in restitution to the IRS.Williams was charged…

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Don’t Touch My Hair! Solange Knowles Blast Magazine For Airbrushing Out Her Braided Hairstyle

Singer Solange Knowles has blasted and told a magazine “don’t touch my hair”- after it appeared to digitally remove some of her braids on its front cover. The singer’s elaborate hairstyle seems to have been altered on the front of the Evening Standard Magazine.Solange posted an original version of the image on Instagram, with the caption “dtmh…

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Governor Ambode Swears-In Justice Opeyemi Oke As Chief Judge of Lagos State

Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State has sworn-in Honourable Justice Olufunmilayo Opeyemi Oke as the new Chief Judge of Lagos State. Justice Oke was sworn-in initially as Acting Chief Judge in September 2017 to replace Olufunmilayo Atilade, who retired on September 24 at the statutory retirement age of 65.At the ceremony, Ambode said “I congratulate Justice Olufunmilayo…

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FG Poise To Disburse New Paris Club Refunds To States

The National Economic Council (NEC) is expected to authorise the release of the third tranche of the Paris Club loan refunds to State government at its next meeting. Much of the money, like the earlier refunds, is expected to be spent in settling accumulated salaries and pensions/gratuities.NEC is headed by the Vice President and has state…

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Good News! FG Pays Retired Biafra Police Officers Their Pension

The Federal Government as paid retired Biafra Police officers their pension. Reprieve has come the way of retired war Affected Police Officers following the payment of their pension benefits by the Federal Government through the Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate in Enugu on Friday.Speaking during the occasion, the Secretary, Pension Transitional Arrangement Directorate, Barrister Sharon Ikpeazu disclosed…

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Robert Mugabe Named World Health Organisation “Goodwill Ambassador”

The World Health Organization (WHO) has appointed President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe as a “goodwill ambassador” to help tackle non-communicable diseases.New WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus praised Zimbabwe for its commitment to public health. But critics say that during Mr Mugabe’s 37-year rule Zimbabwe’s health services have deteriorated, with staff regularly unpaid and medicines in…

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Alexandra Burke Goes Naked For Women’s Health Magazine Latest Issue

Singer Alexandra Burke who is best known for her winning performance on reality TV show The X Factor back in 2008, showed off the full extent of her sensational figure as she stripped naked to pose for Women’s Health magazine. With just her hands protecting her modesty, the 29-year-old songstress who is currently waltzing to the top of the leaderboard…

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English Premier League Preview: Tottenham Vs Liverpool

Liverpool manager, Jurgen Klopp, will be hoping to end his Wembly streak on Sunday afternoon as the Reds lock horn with Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham at Wembly stadium. The German told Sky Sports in his pre-match interview that “We don’t feel bad when we see Wembley, it’s a good place and a wonderful stadium. We never…

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English Premier League Preview: Chelsea Vs Watford

The Champions of England will be desperate to restore their fear factor after back-to-back defeats severely derailed their title defense. The best and worst team in the league battered the champions recently and they now face a lethal Watford team that defeated Arsenal few days ago. It may only be October, but another defeat will…

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Jailed Nigerian Underwear Bomber Umar Abdulmutallab Sues America For Not Allowing Him Communicate With Outside World

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian man who is serving life in prison for trying to set off a bomb in his underwear on a plane on Christmas Day in 2009 is suing the US Justice Department for denying him his free speech and religious rights, reports Reuters news agency.Abdulmutallab says that prison authorities were not…

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New Music: Aramide ‘Jowo’ Produced by Sizzle Pro

Nigerian female singer and songwriter Aramide is out with a new single titled “Jowo“. The song presented by the Baseline Music star was Produced by Sizzle Pro, “Jowo” is Aramide’s first single since the release of her album “Suitcase” in November 2016 It is a beautiful sing-along love song with very catchy lyrics. Hit to…

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Muslimah Style: Yakubu Shiella Artistically Nails Every Look

Yakubu Shiella is a Ghanaian modest fashion stylist, blogger and model giving us fashion inspirations that comply with islamic mode of dressing. This style influencer studies Geomatic Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Her modest style which features flowing gowns, hijabs, maxi skirts, abayas and turbans was influenced by her dad and…

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KOKOnista Of The Day: Meet Nini Ikhena A Program Manager At Microsoft & Style Enthusiast Severing Fashion Goals

The muse behind ‘Nerdly beautiful‘ Nini Ikhena is a 24-year-old Nigerian based in Seattle with a penchant for Fashion, Food, Photography, Design, and Technology. She finds Fashion as a form of self/cultural expression and storytelling incredibly beautiful, and her blog plaform gives her the opportunity to share her musings with her readers. By day, Nini…

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President Muhammadu Buhari’s Aide Replies Jonathan, Says “Nigerians Trust Buhari”

The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, on Friday said Nigerians did not protest when the present administration increased the pump price of petrol to N145 per litre because of the trust they have in President Muhammadu Buhari. Adesina stated this on his Twitter handle, @femadesina, in apparent response…

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You Act Immaturely -Skales Blast Eedris Abdulkareem

Popular Nigerian rapper, Skales has reacted to Eedris Abdulkareem’s beef videos in his interview with Hip Tv on Friday. In his last video, Abdulkareem called out “Ukwu” crooner, Timaya, calling him (Timaya) an ingrate for forgetting his root. Abdulkareem also claimed that Timaya only sings about himself and does not bring value to people. In…

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2019 Elections: INEC Begins Staff Training On Voters Education In Ebonyi

Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has begun training of its staff on voters education to end voters’ apathy in the state in preparation for 2019 elections. The Ebonyi Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC), Prof. Godswill Obioma, made this known on Friday in Abakaliki. He explained that only 30 per cent of eligible voters participated in the…

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D-8 Nations: Buhari Urges Promotion Of Trade & Investments Among Member Countries

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Istanbul urged D-8 leaders to prioritise incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries. Speaking at the ninth summit of the D-8, President Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the economic organisation must be assisted with incentives to widen economic cooperation among…

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Orezi Release Pictures Of His New Hairstyle….Warns Nigerian Artiste Not To Copy His Style

Popular Nigerian musician, Orezi, shared pictures of his “one-of-a-kind” hairstyle on his Instagram page on Friday with a warning to all Nigerian artiste not to plagiarize his new style. The 31-year-old Delta born musician released pictures of his latest photoshoot to show the world his signature hairstyle with the caption “I am not my hair,…

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“Just Be Careful Don’t Change Your Friendliness For Nothing” 2face To Davido After Controversy

Nigeria music legend Innocent Ujah Idibia better known by his stage name 2face Idibia, or 2Baba in an interview with The NET commented on the controversies surrounding pop star Davido calling it an “unfortunate circumstance.”. The 42-year-old legend gave his own candid advice to Davido who made the headline for more than 2weeks straight concerning…

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Flavor Set Social Media On Fire With Picture Of Him Kissing His Daughter

Popular Hip-Hop Artiste, Flavor made a surprisingly bold move as he shared a picture of him kissing his daughter on his Instagram account with the caption “Happy birthday my luv ❤❤ #adaijele @ugegbe1 📸 @Vmpimages”. The “Na-ba-nia” crooner ignored the judgmental nature of his critics as placed his three-year-old daughter on his right leg before…

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Thieves Break Into Mariah Carey’s Los Angeles Home, Steals Purses And Sunglasses Worth $50,000

Thieves have reportedly broken in the Los Angeles mansion of singer Mariah Carey carting away $50,000 worth of purses and sunglasses.The burglars gained access to her residence around 3am Thursday entering through a window or door on an upper floor, law enforcement officials told TMZ.The thieves surprisingly didn’t take any of the mother-of-two’s pricey jewelry, but instead…

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Breaking: Whooping Cough Outbreak Kills 11 Children In Kano State… 40 Hospitalised

Health officials in Kiru, Kano State has confirmed that 11 children have been killed by whooping cough, which is highly infectious and spread by spit or cough droplets.About 40 others are also receiving treatment. The outbreak in Kano is attributed to poor routine immunisation and poor health services. The authorities say they are making efforts to…

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Lupita Nyong’o Joins Long List Of Women To Accuse Harvey Weinstein Of Harassment

Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has accused movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of harassment.She spoke out in a New York Times article, saying she was lured to his room under false pretences. He then said that he wanted to give her a massage, she claimed, saying she initially thought he was joking. Weinstein faces allegations of sexual misconduct and assault from…

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French Model Ines Rau Becomes Playboy’s First Transgender Playmate

Transgender French model, Ines Rau, has become the first openly transgender person to be named a Playboy Playmate in the 64-year history of the publication. The 26-year-old will receive the title in in the November/December 2017 issue of Playboy where she takes part in a photo-spread and opens up in an interview about her transgender identity.In the first…

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Kanye West Breaking Social Media With His New Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Semi Frozen Yellow Sneakers

Barely 24 hours after the announcement that Kanye West’s “Semi Frozen Yellow” Yeezy Boost 350 V2 is coming this November. The news has taken over the social media sneaker community.It all started when Yeezy Mafia revealed new details about the makeup’s limited availability, including its release date of Nov. 18. From there, detailed images of the soon-to-be-released style quickly surfaced,…

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Arsenal Midfielder Mesut Ozil Wants To Reunite With Jose Mourinho At Manchester United

Media reports indicate that Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil wants Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho to rescue him from his Arsenal malaise, and has set his heart on joining Manchester United when his contract expires at the end of the season.Ozil has reportedly told friends that he believes Mourinho will make a move for him next summer and unless there is a dramatic turnaround…

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The Farewell: E!’s ‘Fashion Police’ To End After 22 Years

After more than two decades, Fashion Police, the iconic series on American cable and satellite television – E! Network, would end its run with a special finale on November 27. According to media reports the special will reveal never-before-seen footage including a previously unaired 80s-themed episode featuring the late show co-creator and long-running host late Joan…

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House Of Reps Intervenes In NERFUND Shut Down…Urges FG To Suspend Closure

The House of Representatives on Thursday set up an ad hoc committee to probe alleged mismanagement at National Economic Reconstruction Fund (NERFUND). The House also urged Federal Government to suspend its planned closure, pending investigations on the alleged mismanagement. The resolution followed a motion by Rep. Bode Ayorinde (Ondo-APC). Moving the motion, Ayorinde said NERFUND…

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Blac Chyna’s Lawsuit Leaves The Kardashian Family In Confusion…See Details Of The Legal War

The Kardashian family are currently confused by Blac Chyna’s recent lawsuit against them after the latter dragged the entire family to court on the grounds that they terminated her show (Rob and Chyna). Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kourtney Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner– would like to remain uninvolved in the situation due…

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LAPD Begin Investigation On Harvey Weinstein After An Italian Model Accuse Him Of Rape

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation on under-fire, popular Hollywood producer, Harvey Weinstein, after an Italian model-actress accused him of rape. According to US Weekly, the State Police department confirmed it with the tweet “#LAPD Robbery Homicide Div has interviewed a potential sexual assault victim involving Harvey Weinstein in 2013. Investigation ongoing,”…

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Nivea Defends Ad With The Tagline ‘For Visibly Fairer Skin’ After Being Called Out For Racism

German skincare company, Nivea has responded to Ghanaian singer Fuse ODG who requested a racism advert running all over Africa should be brought down. The ad, for the brand’s lotion, featuring former Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Omowunmi Akinnifesi, has as its tagline: “For visibly fairer skin.” In a post on Facebook, Nivea has said…

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‘Buhari’s Govt Is Only Good At Lies, Did Nothing Since It Came To Power’, Says Jonathan

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has alleged that the Federal Government under President Muhammadu Buhari is characterised by lies and propaganda. Jonathan spoke in Abuja on Thursday when he received one of the national chairmanship aspirants of the Peoples Democratic Party, Prof. Tunde Adeniran, and members of his campaign team in his office. Jonathan said the…

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Alarming: 72,000 Nigerians Die Annually From Cancer

The Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole has disclosed that no fewer than 72,000 of 102,000 Nigerians, who suffered from cancer related ailments die annually, and needs the attention of the government.Minister of Health, Prof Isaac Adewole who disclosed this during the 20th Breast Cancer Association of Nigeria (BRECAN) anniversary and third international breast cancer symposium,…

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Hush Hush! Pussycat Dolls Slam ‘Prostitution Ring’ Claim From Former Member

The Pussycat Dolls have issued a joint statement denying allegations that the pop group was a “prostitution ring”. Kaya Jones, who left the band before they became famous, claimed that she and other members were regularly subjected to sexual abuse.“We are all abused,” she said on Twitter, claiming the group were made to “sleep with whoever…

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