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Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya, has confirmed that he and Erica are no longer dating.

#BBNaija: Kiddwaya confirms break-up with Erica

Former Big Brother Naija housemate, Kiddwaya, has confirmed that he and Erica are no longer dating.
Popular American actor and comedian, Nick Cannon, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be temporarily replaced by Niecy Nash in the first few episodes of the Fox singing competition’ fifth season, which will begin production on Thursday.

Nick Cannon tests positive for coronavirus

Popular American actor and comedian, Nick Cannon, has tested positive for COVID-19 and will be temporarily replaced by Niecy Nash in the first few episodes of the Fox singing competition’ fifth season, which will begin production on Thursday.
The marriage of music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, actress Lilian Esoro has been officially dissolved.

Court dissolves Ubi Franklin, Lilian Esoro’s marriage

The marriage of music executive turned blogger, Ubi Franklin and his estranged wife, actress Lilian Esoro has been officially dissolved.
Nigerian actress, Adunni Ade, has enjoined the public to refrain from using her picture to promote brands without seeking her approval.

Adunni Ade: Always seek approval before you use my image for publicity

Nigerian actress, Adunni Ade, has enjoined the public to refrain from using her picture to promote brands without seeking her approval.
A Nigerian comedian, Buchi, has dispelled reports that his wife was arrested by the police for vandalism and assault.

Comedian Buchi: Why police arrested my wife

A Nigerian comedian, Buchi, has dispelled reports that his wife was arrested by the police for vandalism and assault. Newsmen recalls that on Wednesday, a viral video emerged online which showed the wife of the...
Popular American actor, Hal Holbrook, has died at the age of 95.

American actor Hal Holbrook passes on at 95

The late actor was married three times and he is survived by his three children and two stepdaughters, as well as two grandchildren and two step-grandchildren
Afrojazz singer, Yinka Davies, has lost her first child, 27 year-old Jeremiah. He died last week Friday.

Yinka Davies loses 27-year old son

Afrojazz singer, Yinka Davies, has lost her first child, 27 year-old Jeremiah. He died last week Friday.
Legendary Afro Juju musician, Sir Shina Peters, has been ordained a Bishop of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church.

Sir Shina Peters ordained Bishop at C&S church

Peters who shares a son, ace music director, Clarence Peters with Nollywood actress turned evangelist, Clarion Chukwurah, shared a video of his ordination on his Instagram handle on Sunday with the caption, ‘‘Bishop with the swagger. God above all.”
Hilton Valentine, a founding member and original guitarist for the British 60s pop group The Animals, has died at the age of 77, the band’s record label said.

The Animals guitarist Hilton Valentine passes on at 77

Hilton Valentine, a founding member and original guitarist for the British 60s pop group The Animals, has died at the age of 77, the band’s record label said.
Nollywood actor, Jim Iyke, has taken to social media to give thanks to God after he survived a car accident on December 13.

Jim Iyke: Why I prefer Davido to Wizkid

Superstar and widely acclaimed Nollywood “Bad Boy”, Jim Iyke has chosen his favourite between the two Nigerian leading Afro-pop stars— Wizkid and Davido.
The death of Emilia Asim-Ita, co-founder of The Future Awards Africa and former partner, Red Media Africa, came as a rude shock to Nigerians.

The Future Awards co-founder Emilia Asim-Ita dies after surgery

The death of Emilia Asim-Ita, co-founder of The Future Awards Africa and former partner, Red Media Africa, came as a rude shock to Nigerians.
The death of renowned actress Cicely Tyson Thursday drew an outpouring of emotional tributes from Hollywood and far beyond.

Iconic actor Cicely Tyson passes on at 96

The actress and cherished icon, who was first Oscar-nominated for 1972’s “Sounder” and 45 years later was honored with an honorary golden statuette for her body of work, died Thursday at age 96, her manager Larry Thompson confirmed according to a report by USA Today.
Nengi Hampson has been unveiled as a member of the new brand ambassadors of Guinness Nigeria.

#BBNaija star Nengi becomes New Face of Guinness Nigeria

Speaking to the nature of the association, Adenike Adebola, Marketing & Innovation Director, Guinness Nigeria, explained: “We are beyond excited to unveil Nengi as brand ambassador. For us, she is emblematic of our rich history – bold, captivating and uninhibited.”
Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

DGN, AGN express sadness over Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu’s death

The Directors’ Guild of Nigeria (DGN) and the Actors’ Guild of Nigeria (AGN) have expressed their condolences over the death of Nollywood Actor, Ernest Asuzu, describing it as a sad one.
Billionaire Carlos Slim has had Covid-19 for over a week and is doing well, his son tweeted Monday.

Mexico’s richest man Carlos Slim hospitalized with coronavirus

Slim is Mexico’s wealthiest man. His family controls America Movil, the largest Mexican telecommunications provider, whose operations includes mobile and fixed-line voice services, wireless, internet and fixed-data services.
Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.

Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu passes on

Popular Nollywood actor Ernest Asuzu is dead. It was gathered that he slumped and died on Tuesday evening.
Colette's Premiere with Keira Knightley, Wash Westmoreland, Aiysha Hart, Ray Panthaki. at cinema Gaumont Marignan in Paris. 10 Jan 2019 Pictured: Colette's Premiere with Keira Knightley, Wash Westmoreland, Aiysha Hart, Ray Panthaki. at cinema Gaumont Marignan in Paris. Photo credit: Eliotpress/MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA335648_007.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]

Hollywood actress: I am done filming sex scenes with male directors

Hollywood actress, Kiera Knightley, says she will not be shooting nude and sex scenes anymore if the director is male as it makes her uncomfortable.
Nigerian-British rapper, Shola Idowu aka ‘Weird MC’, has hinted at a comeback into the music scene, stating that she would love to work with Teniola ‘Teni’ Apata.

Weird MC: I will love to walk with Teni

Nigerian-British rapper, Shola Idowu aka ‘Weird MC’, has hinted at a comeback into the music scene, stating that she would love to work with Teniola ‘Teni’ Apata.
Popular American singer Trey Songz has been arrested by the police for trespassing, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer.

Trey Songz arrested for assaulting policeman

The singer was found in the middle of a physical altercation with a police officer during the KC Chiefs’ game, and according to fans who witnessed the scuffle, the police officer went out of line.
Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Esther Agunbiade, has addressed the reports of her rift with her fellow BB Naija alumna, Tacha Akide.

#BBNaija: Esther addresses ‘rift’ with Tacha

Ex-Big Brother Naija housemate, Esther Agunbiade, has addressed the reports of her rift with her fellow BB Naija alumna, Tacha Akide.
A veteran Nollywood actor, Dan Nkoloagu, has died.

Veteran Nollywood actor Dan Nkoloagu passes on at 83

A veteran Nollywood actor, Dan Nkoloagu, has died.
Larry King, the longtime CNN host who became an icon through his interviews with countless newsmakers and his sartorial sensibilities, has died. He was 87.

Veteran talk show host Larry King passes on at 87

"With profound sadness, Ora Media announces the death of our co-founder, host and friend Larry King, who passed away this morning at age 87 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles," the statement said. "For 63 years and across the platforms of radio, television and digital media, Larry's many thousands of interviews, awards, and global acclaim stand as a testament to his unique and lasting talent as a broadcaster."

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Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has said he substituted Mohamed Salah in the loss to Chelsea as he felt the Egyptian “suffered a bit” with fatigue.

Liverpool boss explains Mo Salah’s substitution during Chelsea defeat

Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained his decision to substitute Mo Salah an hour into Thursday’s defeat against Chelsea, and insists his side’s top four hopes are not over despite suffering a “massive blow”.
Director General of NCDC, Dr Chikwe Ihekweazu addressing the press at the presentation of 15,000 COVID-19 test kits to NCDC by UNICEF in Abuja on Tuesday, Sept 29, 2020. [Twitter-@NCDCgov]

Nigeria records 708 new coronavirus infections, 12 deaths

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Although, there are fears over the safety of the vaccines, the Executive Director of NPHCDA, Faisal Shuaib, said there was enthusiasm in Nigeria over Monday’s arrival of 4 million doses of AstraZeneca COVID-19 jabs..

NPHCDA: States yet to meet conditions won’t get coronavirus vaccines

National Primary Health Care Development Agency, NPHCDA, said, yesterday, that states yet to meet the criteria for COVID-19 vaccines would not get a share of the 3.92 million AstraZeneca vaccines received by the country on Tuesday.
In the 67th minute of this evening’s Super Lig tie between Fenerbahce and Antalyaspor, Mesut Ozil was stretchered off with an injury, continuing a nightmare start for the superstar since leaving Arsenal.

Mesut Ozil nightmare continues after being stretchered off in Fenerbahce tie

Former Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil is having a tough time in Turkey having been taken off on a stretcher in Fenerbahce’s match with Antalyaspor.

Senator Dickson: Why I am staying off Bayelsa government events

A former Governor of Bayelsa, Seriake Dickson, says he has no rift with his predecessor, Douye Diri, who took over from him on February 14, 2020.

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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, mourned the death of former Lagos State governor, Alhaji Lateef Jakande, with a minute silence.

Nigerian government urged to ban flight over Benue, Taraba, Borno

The Arewa Consultative Forum, ACF, has appealed to the Federal Government to extend its “no-fly zone” order on other states with security challenges like Zamfara.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Thugs burn newly-renovated police headquarters in Imo

Some armed thugs, on Thursday, set the Aboh Mbaise divisional headquarters of the Nigerian police
At least 317 schoolgirls were abducted by bandits in the Friday morning raid on Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe, in Zamfara State, the police have said.

Outrage, protests greet abduction of 317 Zamfara school girls

Nationwide outrage has greeted yesterday’s abduction of more than 300 school girls of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata-Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara state by bandits even as aggrieved residents of the community took to the streets destroying vehicles entering the village in protest.
House of Representatives has elected to set a limit and timeframe for any person appointed as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on acting capacity.

House of Reps move to domesticate laws on treaties, agreements, conventions, others

The House of Representatives says it will domesticate laws on treaties, protocols, agreements, conventions, pacts and accords to become operational in the country.
In a demonstration to tackle the menace of ghost workers that has continue to drain the coffers of government, Bauchi State Governor, Sen Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed will hold a public parley with all the stakeholders involved in the payment of workers salaries in the state.

Bauchi governor revokes Zaki palace contract

Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has revoked a N75 millin, contract awarded for the renovation of Zaki District Head’s Palace which was burnt down to ashes during the previous administrations.