Month: October 2018

Novak Djokovic wins Paris Masters opener as Roger Federer confirms return

Novak Djokovic stepped up his pursuit of the world number one ranking with a 7-5, 6-1 win over Joao Sousa at the Paris Masters on Tuesday, while Roger Federer confirmed he will play at the event for the first time since 2015. Djokovic can regain top spot from Rafael Nadal this week if he betters …

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Olivia Colman royal drama The Favourite leads Bifa nominations

Olivia Colman’s road to the Oscars will include a stop at this year’s British Independent Film Awards, where her new royal drama is up for 12 awards. Colman, who was named best actress at the Venice Film Festival, is up for another best actress prize for her role as 18th Century monarch Queen Anne. Yorgos Lanthimos’s The …

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Beyonce recreates Toni Braxton album cover for Halloween

Beyonce has paid tribute to R&B singer Toni Braxton for Halloween. Queen Bey unveiled a recreation of the singer’s self-titled 1993 album cover shots in a series of Instagram posts on Tuesday. Beyonce was praised on social media for a perfect recreation of the R&B singers iconic look, with short hair, gold jewellery, and a …

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France opens national investigation after reports of spike in birth defects

France has launched a national investigation into the number of babies being born with missing arms or hands – weeks after an initial inquiry closed. The first investigation began after it emerged more than a dozen children had been born with the condition in clusters in three French regions. It ended after health authorities failed …

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Yemen war: US presses Saudi Arabia to agree ceasefire

The US has called for a swift cessation of hostilities in Yemen, where three years of civil war have caused the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. Defence Secretary James Mattis said all parties needed to take part in UN-led peace talks within the next 30 days. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meanwhile urged the Saudi-led coalition …

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Untold Story: How Nigerian soldiers killed dozens of Shiites in four days

The bloody violence that erupted after Nigerian soldiers opened gunfire on Shiite protesters on the outskirts of Abuja Monday afternoon left at least 21 members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) dead, this is according to PREMIUM TIMES following an assessment of the aftermath. The fresh evidence collected throughout Tuesday questions the official account …

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The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command has arrested the alleged kidnappers of five corps members.

The Anti-Kidnapping Unit of the Imo State Police Command has arrested the alleged kidnappers of five corps members. The victims were kidnapped on the Umuapu axis of the Owerri/Port Harcourt expressway on October 23 on their way to the NYSC orientation camps in Rivers and Akwa Ibom states. Their kidnappers had accosted the vehicles they …

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Buhari Inaugurates Emblem Fund For 2019 Armed Forces Day

President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the 2019 Armed Forces Remembrance Day Emblem and Appeal Fund. The Emblem will be used in paying special tributes to the fallen heroes especially those who lost their lives in the war against terrorism in the northeast. President Buhari donated 10million naira on behalf of the Federal Government just before …

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JANG VS EFCC: COURT ADJOURNS CASE TILL DECEMBER

The ongoing trial involving Senator Jonah David Jang  and the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) could not continue on Wednesday due to the absence of the former Governor. Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Robert Clark who is Senator Jang’s lawyer, however, explained his absence in court which he said was due to advice by his doctor to …

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Afenifere suspends Omisore for backing APC during Osun polls

The Yoruba socio-political group, Afenifere, has suspended the candidate of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in the last governorship election in Osun State, Iyiola Omisore, for one year over his alliance with the All Progressives Congress at the rerun stage of the polls. Omisore, a chieftain of the organisation, who came third during the September …

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