CIA ‘To Step Up Drone Strikes In Africa’

The CIA is set to carry out secret drone strikes against al-Qaeda and Islamic State (IS) militants from a newly expanded air base in the Sahara, The New York Times reports. Barack Obama had sought to put the military in charge of drone attacks towards the latter part of his presidency following a backlash over[...]

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Flash:Buhari receives expression of interest and nomination forms

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday received his expression of interest and nomination forms from a group Nigeria Consolidation Ambassadors Network (NCAN) . The group, which comprises the president's supporters, bought the forms, while the president was away in China for the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) Summit. Buhari confirmed this on his official twitter handle:[...]

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WTA, ITF bicker over Serena Williams

Like the rest of us, Tennis's governing bodies are arguing about Serena Williams Through a series of statements, tennis’s governing bodies (the Women’s Tennis Association, the U.S. Tennis Association, and the International Tennis Federations) are staking out their positions on the sad and entirely avoidable debacle that was the U.S. Open women’s final. After 20-year-old[...]

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John Legend Becomes First African American Male To Get EGOT Status

John Legend has added another award to his profile. He achieved the EGOT status by winning the Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony awards after carting the Outstanding Variety Special (Live) ) for his role on Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert at the 2018 Emmy Awards which held on September, 9. With this, he not[...]

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Rebellion Boils as Cameroon’s President Seeks to Extend Rule

While President Paul Biya appears to be a shoo-in to extend his 36-year rule in elections next month, he’s had no success in stifling a rebellion in Anglophone regions that’s threatening to split the mainly French-speaking central African nation. Africa’s second-longest serving head of state, Biya, 85, is facing eight candidates in an Oct. 7[...]

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Apple delves Into the Film Industry With Two Movie Deals

Apple Inc.’s video division, run by executives Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, is making inroads into the film industry with the acquisition of two family-focused movies. The company has closed a deal for the rights to “Wolfwalkers,” an animated film by Oscar-nominated studio Cartoon Saloon. Bloomberg first reported the company’s agreement with Cartoon Saloon[...]

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SHOCKER: Convicted senator, Joshua Dariye currently serving 14 years in jail buys APC nomination form

In Nigeria, just when you think you’ve seen it all, comes new shockers. Unconfirmed reports suggest convicted former governor of plateau state and senator representing plateau central, Joshua Dariye has purchased a nomination form and declared interest to contest the 2019 senatorial election...from Jail !! This inordinate ambition was disclosed by a Dariye supporter Monday[...]

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‘Juju’ Accusations Ahead of Nigeria, Libya Afcon Clash

Libya national team coach Adel Amrouche has apologised after he accused Nigeria of relying on "juju" to win their games. Nigeria face a double header against Libya in October which will determine the team that will eventually qualify from the group. The Super Eagles will need a win to overhaul the Libyans who are currently[...]

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PDP Governors’ Forum passes vote of no confidencen on INEC

Governors elected on the platform of Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, yesterday, passed a vote of no confidence on the ability of Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, to conduct free, fair and credible elections in 2019. The governors also accused security agencies of working in sync with All Progressives Congress, APC, against the interest of opposition[...]

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Naira appreciates to N358.5/$ in parallel market

By Elizabeth Adegbesan The naira yesterday appreciated to N358.5 per dollar in the parallel market. According to naijabdcs.com, the live exchange rate platform of the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON), the parallel market exchange dropped to N358.5 per dollar from N359 per dollar last week Friday, indicating 50 kobo appreciation of[...]

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Nigerians Pull Out of Bitcoin As Cryptocurrencies Crash

With a crash in the value of bitcoin last week, Nigerians are pulling back to cut down on their losses in the cryptocurrency market as their stake in the market declined dropping to N1.09 billion as against N1.51 billion which it was at the beginning of August this year. The decline has been sustained comparing[...]

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I don’t have N20m in my account, El-Rufai reveals

The governor of Kaduna state, Nasir el-Rufai, Monday said that he does not have N20m to buy an expression of interest and nomination forms for himself. Speaking in the states government house, El-rufai commended the Association of Cattle Sellers, Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN), NATO, and Sheikh Gumi Market Association who bought the[...]

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Earth Tremor: Our Ancestors Responsible, Abuja Natives Claim

Following last week earth tremor that was felt in some parts of Abuja, the indigenous people of Abuja have attribute the phenomenon to the anger of their gods against successive administrations for the injustices they have endured. The Abuja natives weekend through the spokesperson of Abuja Original Inhabitants, Comrade Yunusa Yusuf, warned that the gods[...]

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It’s the turn of North-central to produce president — Saraki

Senate President Bukola Saraki has said that his presidential aspiration is driven by an obsession for justice, fairness and respect for the rule of law. “I want to be President so that I can ensure justice and fairness for everyone; I want a country where the rule of law will be respected by all,” Mr[...]

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Marvel confirms more female-led superhero movies are in the pipeline

Marvel boss Kevin Feige has confirmed more female-led superhero movies are set to be announced. The studio is releasing its first female-driven superhero film Captain Marvel next year, which sees Brie Larson take on the iconic character. Speaking to Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige teased how more female superhero flicks are in the[...]

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SON tackles substandard Paints syndicate in port harcourt

A syndicate specialized in production of substandard and adulterated paint products have been apprehended in Port Harcourt, Rivers State by officials of the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) following a tip-off from well-meaning Nigerians. The operation which followed weeks of surveillance activities by the SON officials and security agencies stemmed from classified information provided by[...]

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