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FILE PHOTO - A view of the Natanz uranium enrichment facility 250 km (155 miles) south of the Iranian capital Tehran, March 30, 2005. REUTERS-Raheb Homavandi

European powers warn Iran over ‘dangerous’ uranium enrichment move

The European countries party to the Iran nuclear deal told Tehran on Wednesday its decision to enrich uranium at 60% purity, bringing the fissile material closer to bomb-grade, was contrary to efforts to revive the 2015 accord.
Veteran Nigerian actor, director and movie producer, Prince Jide Kosoko, says he never envisaged being a polygamist but it is the will of God for him.

Jide Kosoko: I did not become a polygamist by choice

Veteran Nigerian actor, director and movie producer, Prince Jide Kosoko, says he never envisaged being a polygamist but it is the will of God for him.
A veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha, has passed on.

Veteran Nollywood actor Bruno Iwuoha passes on

A veteran Nollywood actor, Chief Bruno Iwuoha, has passed on.
FILE PHOTO - Anti-coup protesters burn a Chinese flag in Yangon, Myanmar April 5, 2021. REUTERS-Stringer

Eleven killed as Myanmar protesters fight troops with handmade guns, firebombs – media

Anti-coup demonstrators in Myanmar fought back with handmade guns and firebombs against a crackdown by security forces in a town in the northwest but at least 11 of the protesters were killed, domestic media reported on Thursday.
Maureen Esisi, ex-wife to popular Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, says she once contemplated suicidal thoughts after her divorce.

Maureen Esisi: Leaving my marriage was my best decision ever

Maureen Esisi, ex-wife to popular Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, says she once contemplated suicidal thoughts after her divorce.
British actor and Harry Potter star, Paul Ritter, has died at the age of 54.

Harry Potter star Paul Ritter passes on

His death was disclosed by his management in a statement released on Tuesday saying that he died of a brain tumour at home, surrounded by his wife and two sons.
A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.

Nollywood actor grateful after family escapes death

A Nigerian actor, Junior Pope Odonwodo, a.k.a Jnr Pope, has expressed gratitude to God for sparing his life and that of his family members after a fire incident destroyed his house.
Former Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show 2019 “Pepper Dem” season 4, Omashola Oburoh, has debuted in a new Nollywood movie ‘The Amanta Twins’.

Ex-BBNaija star Omashola Oburoh debut in new movie

Former Big Brother Naija Reality TV Show 2019 “Pepper Dem” season 4, Omashola Oburoh, has debuted in a new Nollywood movie ‘The Amanta Twins’.
Nollywood actor, Yul Edochie, has received the blessing of his father and veteran artiste, Pete, to join the country’s 2023 presidential race.

Feminist group tackles Pete Edochie over ‘misogynistic rants’

The Nigerian Feminist Forum (NFF) has described as unreasonable the comments allegedly made by celebrated thespian, Chief Pete Edochie during an interview he granted to BBC IGBO.
Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives.

Nigerian actor refutes ‘Nollywood women don’t make faithful wives’

Award-winning Nigerian Nollywood actor, Joseph Daniels, has warned against the generalisation that Nollywood women dont make faithful wives. The well educated thespian with over 200 movie credits told newsmen that there are still a lot...
Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the domestic violence women face in marriage.

Pete Edochie: Feminism fuels domestic violence

Veteran Nollywood actor, Pete Edochie, has blamed feminism for the domestic violence women face in marriage.

2023: Ignoring south-east would be costly mistake – PDP chieftain

Prof Gregory Ibeh, chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has told the two leading political parties to trade cautiously with unfolding plot to ignore the quest by the South East geopolitical zone to have a shot at presidency, warning that ongoing scheming aimed at obstructing the zone in the building up to 2023 may prove a costly mistake.
Nigerian comedian, Caleb Itietie, better known as Calibird, is dead.

Nigerian comedian Calibird passes on

Nigerian comedian, Caleb Itietie, better known as Calibird, has passed on.
Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has explained why he plans to terminate his childless marriage to Fran, his British wife of nine years.

Nollywood actor: Why I’m ending my marriage

Nollywood actor, Yomi Fabiyi, has explained why he plans to terminate his childless marriage to Fran, his British wife of nine years.
Nollywood actor, Godwin Maduagu, whose alleged gay sex tape emerged online in February, says he has been having suicidal thoughts as he currently battles with the effect of the scandal.

‘Gay’ sex video: I feel like committing suicide – Nollywood actor

Nollywood actor, Godwin Maduagu, whose alleged gay sex tape emerged online in February, says he has been having suicidal thoughts as he currently battles with the effect of the scandal.
Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.

Nollywood-military movie ‘Eagle Wings’ premieres in Lagos

Movie lovers, practitioners and critics who graced the premiere of ‘Eagle Wings’ penultimate Sunday at Blue Pictures Cinema, Lagos will definitely agree that the blockbuster has set a record in the Nigerian movie industry.
Veteran filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan has announced a prospective release date for his anticipated new feature film, sex for grades themed movie.

Kunle Afolayan: My late dad’s choice of 10 wives distracted him

Filmmaker, Kunle Afolayan, has stated that his father’s choice of 10 wives affected the late renowned actor.
After the many delays of this pandemic year, the Oscar nominations are finally here.

Oscars 2021: The complete nominations list

Competing for best picture are “The Father,” “Judas and the Black Messiah,” “Mank,” “Minari,” “Nomadland,” “Promising Young Woman,” “Sound of Metal” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7.”
Onah who is the director of the National Mathematical Centre said the subject was highly important especially in the area of power, energy and growth of the economy.

Mathematics highly essential for development – professor

In commemoration of the “International Day of Mathematics’’, a professor of mathematics, Stephen Onah, says the importance of mathematics could not be overemphasised across the world today.
LGBT refugees living in Kenya stand behind a rainbow flag as they protest against their treatment by authorities, outside an office of the UN refugee agency UNHCR in Nairobi on May 17, 2019.

Ghana MPs plan law criminalising promotion of LGBT+ rights

A group of lawmakers in Ghana want to criminalise the promotion of LGBT+ rights, a move that comes weeks after a community centre for sexual minorities was shut down following strong opposition from politicians and church organisations.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist remark

Britain’s monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.

Keeping Schools Safe In the North

On April 14, 2014, 276 Nigerian female students of the Chibok Girls Secondary School were abducted by Boko Haram terrorists. It was a very disturbing moment for Nigeria and the rest of the world. Most of the abducted girls were Christians.

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The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has said that for appreciable development to take place in the country, more women must be regarded and enlisted to take up more spaces in governance.

Nigeria’s senate president, others bag NIS fellowship award

Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, and the governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, were on Wednesday in Abuja presented with the Honourary Fellowship Award of the Nigerian Institution of Surveyors (NIS) alongside a former Minister of Defence, Brig-General Mansur Dan-Ali (rtd) and the Emir of Nasarawa, HRH Alh. Ibrahim Usman Jibril, at the institution’s 2021 investiture ceremony.
The Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETfund, Alhaji Kashim Ibrahim-Imam, on Wednesday said he and the Executive Secretary of the Fund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, took the suspension of the Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, UNILAG, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, personal when he was suspended by the Governing Council of the institution last August.

Official: TETFund spends N120 billion on academic staff training since 2008

Academic Staff from public institutions across the country have so far accessed over N120 billion for training, within and outside Nigeria, from the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) since its inception in 2008.
As children across Nigeria join their world counterparts to celebrate Children’s Day, Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has called on parents, community leaders, teachers and all involved in children’s upbringing to take mentoring seriously and provide them with a good leadership example.

Payroll fraud: Gombe approves N1.49 billion for biometric system installation

The Gombe State Government has approved the sum of N1.499 billion for the supply and installation of biometric attendance system to check payroll fraud in the state’s civil service.
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2023: APC disowns viral zoning arrangement

The national caretaker/extraordinary convention planning committee (CECPC) of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) has disowned a zoning arrangement list in circulation on the social media.
Euro 2020 is almost certain to be postponed in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe.

UEFA confirms Rome as Euro 2020 host city

Rome’s Stadio Olimpico has been “fully confirmed” as a venue for Euro 2020 matches after the Italian government guaranteed the presence of at least 25 per cent of fans, UEFA announced on Wednesday.

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According to a report by the US Department of Justice (DOJ), Ifemembi, originally of Nigeria, was arrested in Maryland on Wednesday, April 7, 2020, on a federal charge that he obtained U.S. citizenship under a false name. It added that he made false statements to acquire U.S. citizenship, in addition to employment with USCIS.

Nigerian faces 10 years in jail for obtaining U.S. citizenship using fake identity

The United States authorities have charged 48-year old Modestus Nwagubwu Ifemembi to court over fraudulent claims he provided to obtain the US citizenship 10 years back.
Antonio Conte was unceremoniously ushered through the exits at Chelsea in 2018, but the Italian remains keen on returning to the Premier League at some point.

Antonio Conte silences critics with ‘4-2-4’ Inter

Antonio Conte has hit back at those who accused him of using catenaccio tactics at Inter, pointing out this is a ‘4-2-4’ system.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

President Buhari: Mahmud Tukur was a true patriot

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled the demise of a close associate and exceptional scholar and administrator, Dr Mahmud Tukur, describing him as a true patriot and a nationalist.
Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy simply won't bend.

Peter Crouch: Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham

Harry Kane may struggle to leave Tottenham, according to Peter Crouch, who says club chairman Daniel Levy "simply won't bend".
FILE PHOTO: Workers unload a shipment of Russia's Sputnik V vaccine against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Tripoli, Libya, April 4, 2021. REUTERS/Hazem Ahmed/File Photo

Libya launches coronavirus vaccination drive after delays

Libya’s new unity government launched a long-delayed COVID-19 vaccination programme on Saturday after receiving some 160,000 vaccine doses over the past week, with the prime minister receiving his jab on live television.