Wife of Japan’s new Emperor had withdrawn from royal duties for over 17years due to public criticism of her being taller than her husband and failure to have a male child

When Japan's new Emperor Naruhito succeeded his father to ascend the world's oldest throne today, his wife of 26 years was by his side throughout.  But for the best part of two decades, Masako has barely been seen in public, preferring not to accompany her husband on overseas duties and habitually retiring early from the royal[...]

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Legendary World Cup winner Iker Casillas, 37, in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a heart attack while training with Porto

World Cup winning goalkeeper Iker Casillas has suffered a heart attack while training with Porto. The 37-year-old goalkeeper, who won football's greatest prize with Spain in 2010, was taken to hospital and is in a stable condition. Casillas had been working at the PortoGaia Training Centre on Wednesday morning in preparation for their league encounter with Aves[...]

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Semenya loses court challenge against IAAF testosterone rules, however vows not to give up

South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing female athletes to regulate their testosterone levels, but judges voiced concern with the application of the “discriminatory” regulations. Semenya, a double Olympic champion, was fighting measures imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) that compel “hyperandrogenic” athletes —[...]

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Nigeria Army reacts to claims Boko Haram members are paid better than soldiers

Nigerian Army has debunked the claim that Boko Haram terrorists are better paid than Nigeria’s military personnel, saying it is a “pure lie.” “This is not true, pure lie and highly irresponsible comment coming from a supposedly knowledgeable person of his calibre,” Army spokesman Sagir Musa said in a statement. A member of the Presidential[...]

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FG to compensate codeine manufacturers with N1bn for seized products

The federal government says it will spend over N1 billion to compensate manufacturers of codeine-containing cough syrup who had their products seized or withdrawn from circulation. The Cable.ng reports that Moji Adeyeye, director-general, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), disclosed this on Monday in Lagos. The government had in May 2017 banned the[...]

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N’Assembly finally passes 2019 budget, increases it by N86bn

The Senate has passed the sum of N8.916 trillion as estimates for the 2019 budget as against N8.83 trillion earlier proposed by President Buhari. The new budget figure was passed after Danjuma Goje, chairman senate committee on appropriations, presented a report on Tuesday. The figure is N86 billion higher than the estimated presented by Buhari[...]

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Anthony Joshua to fight Andy Ruiz on June 1 after Jarrell Miller withdrew from the bout for failing a drugs test

British-Nigerian heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua's US debut will still happen as a new replacement has been confirmed.   The 29-year-old will now face Andrés Ponce Ruiz Jr, an American professional boxer and defend his WBA, IBF, WBO, and IBO titles on June 1 at New York's Madison Square Garden.   Ruiz, 29, replaces Jarrell 'Big Baby' Miller, who was forced[...]

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Cristiano Ronaldo ‘buys world’s most expensive car’ a £9.5m one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire (Photos)

Juventus striker, Cristiano Ronaldo, has reportedly bought one-off Bugatti La Voiture Noire, which is reported to be the world's most expensive car ever built. Reports suggest Ronaldo has spent €11million (£9.49million) on the unique Bugatti which was first presented to the world at the Geneva Motor Show 2019. Spanish sports paper Marca reports that the new owner is Cristiano Ronaldo,[...]

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7 Things to Know this Lovely Wednesday!

1. The Nigerian student, Zainab Aliyu, detained by Saudi Arabian authority over alleged drug trafficking has been released. The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed that Aliyu was released to the Nigerian mission in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday. 2. Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, on Tuesday said the Muhammadu Buhari administration had spent over[...]

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SURVEY- 59% of Arab Youths View America as an Enemy Since Trump

Saudi Arabia was deemed to have seen its influence in the region increase this year. The number of Arab young people who view the United States as an enemy has risen since President Donald Trump was elected in 2017, according to the results of the latest ASDA’A BCW Arab Youth Survey. The results of the[...]

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Huge Clue that the Baby of Sussex has already Arrived

MEGHAN MARKLE'S mother Doria Ragland's dog was spotted today being walked by a dogwalker, signalling the Duchess of Sussex's mum is now in the UK and fuelling speculations Baby Sussex may already be born. The beloved dogs of Meghan's mother was seen with a woman near Doria's house in Los Angeles, USA. Doria has often[...]

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