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Boxing legend Jake LaMotta dies at 95

Boxing legend Jake LaMotta, the fighter who inspired the movie Raging Bull, has died at the age of 95, Skysports reports.

Why I featured only Adekunle Gold on my album – Simi

Singer Simisola Ogunleye has revealed why Adekunle Gold was the only artiste featured on her sophomore album.

‘Raging Bull’ boxer Jake LaMotta dead at 95

Jake LaMotta, the legendary former world middleweight boxing champion whose wild life and times inspired the Oscar-winning movie "Raging Bull," has died at age 95, his family announced Wednesday.

Kenyan actress dies in childbirth, ‘baby lost minutes later’

Maureen Wanza, a Kenyan actress, bled to death during child birth at a private clinic in Kilifi County on Tuesday.

Obama begins lucrative career as Wall Street speaker

Barack Obama has begun cashing in on his time in the White House with paid Wall Street speeches less than a year after leaving office, a practice which drew stinging rebukes for Hillary Clinton during last year’s presidential campaign.

‘The man who saved the world’ dies at 77

Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday.

Ramsey Noah makes case for cinemas

Popular Nollywood actor Ramsey Noah has appealed to the Federal Government to create an enabling environment for cinemas to thrive across the country.

Sean Spicer, mocked press secretary, wins laughs at Emmys

Sean Spicer, the former White House press secretary whose full-throated defense of Donald Trump earned him derision on television, delighted his former tormentors in a surprise appearance at Sunday's Emmys.

Lady Gaga postpones European tour due to health problems

Lady Gaga has rescheduled the European leg of her world tour due to ongoing health complications.

World’s oldest woman dies in Jamaica

The world’s oldest person Violet Brown has died in Jamaica at the age of 117 years and 189 days old.

Africa needs unity to attract int’l community – Mr Ibu

Nollywood actor John Okafor has advised countries to forge a more united African in order to attract the attention of the international community.

Hollywood legend Harry Dean Stanton dead at 91

Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. He was 91 years old.

Celebrity chef threatens to poison Trump

Anthony Bourdain, host of “Parts Unknown” on liberal CNN, has said that he would poison U.S. President Donald Trump if he was asked to cater a peace summit between the President and Kim Jong Un.

Popular TV host Larry King battles cancer

A former CNN talk show host Larry King has advised the young and old to go for routine chest examination to ensure early detection of respiratory challenge especially lung cancer.

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Theory and practice of Igbo marginalization

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Nigeria, Turkey to meet over illegal arms shipments

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IPOB urges UN, NASS to investigate killings in Southeast

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‘Penaltygate’ threatens to halt PSG’s lightning start

Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery refused to name his first-choice penalty taker on Thursday, after Neymar and Edinson Cavani’s apparent falling out against Lyon last week.

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Gombe govt, traditional and religious leaders vow to maintain peace

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US urges Kurds to call off independence vote

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Technological devt: Fed govt to strengthen capacity of polytechnics – minister

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, on Saturday said the federal government was committed to strengthening the capacity of polytechnics to train competent graduates for technological development in the country.

Kenyan election delayed – EC

Kenya's new election has been delayed to October 26, the polls commission said on Thursday, as it seeks more time to fix issues that led to the initial vote being annulled.