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2019: US expecting free, fair, credible election in Nigeria – envoy

The United States Consulate General Lagos, F. John Bray, has said that they are looking forward to a free, fair, credible, and non-violent election in Nigeria, in 2019.

Falz drags NBC to court over ‘This Is Nigeria’ ban

Foremost Nigerian entertainer Folarin Falana better known by his stage name Falz has filed a lawsuit against the Nigerian Broadcasting Commission (NBC).
(FILES) This file photo taken on March 22, 2018 shows a computer screen displaying the logo of the social networking site Facebook, taken in Manchester, England. Facebook took out full-page ads in European newspapers on April 16, 2018 to trumpet tough new EU legislation that promises "more data protection for you", as the company seeks to win back trust following a damaging privacy scandal. The new law, set to come into effect on May 25, aims to give users more control over how their personal information is stored and used online, with big fines for firms that break the rules. / AFP PHOTO / Oli SCARFF

Facebook blocks 115 accounts on eve of US election

Facebook on Monday said it blocked some 30 accounts on its platform and 85 more on Instagram after police warned they may be linked to “foreign entities” trying to interfere in the US midterm election.
Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, on-air personality, on Saturday married Femisoro Ajayi, a talent-artiste manager.

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi weds Falz’s manager Femisoro Ajayi

Gbemi Olateru-Olagbegi, on-air personality, on Saturday married Femisoro Ajayi, a talent/artiste manager.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 4, 2016, the Twitter logo is seen on a sign at the company's headquarters in San Francisco, California. - Twitter reported on October 25, 2018, stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)

Twitter tops earnings estimates, lifting shares

Twitter reported Thursday stronger-than-expected profits and revenues in the third quarter, igniting a strong rally in shares of the key social network.
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo is more than a footballer, he’s a multi-national business

With huge revenues, a colossal audience on social media, sponsors queuing up, and his brand on products from hotels to underwear, Cristiano Ronaldo has long been more than just a football player.

Aisha Buhari to speak on global fight against tuberculosis

The wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, will be soliciting for increased political commitment to funding the global fight against tuberculosis at the 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Sadiq Khan

Fresh push for second Brexit vote faces race against time

Britain’s main anti-Brexit party ramped up calls Tuesday for a second referendum — but time could be running out as Britain approaches the last six months before leaving the EU.
Drake

Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ hits No. 1 on UK Chart

Drake has scored a double victory on the UK Billboard Chart with his viral single ‘In My Feelings’.
American born Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani

Victoria Kimani: I have not had sex in a year

American born Kenyan singer Victoria Kimani shocked many of her followers and fans on Instagram when she revealed that she has not had sex in over one year.
Dream Catchers

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

How Kanye West lost 9 million Twitter followers in 10 minutes

American rapper Kanye West reportedly lost nine million Twitter followers in 10 minutes on Thursday.

Vladimir Putin promises ‘victories’ for Russia at star-studded rally

President Vladimir Putin on Saturday promised "victories" for Russia at a star-studded rally attended by tens of thousands of supporters ahead of a March 18 election he is all but certain to win.

Sex and the White House: from Clinton to Trump

Two decades ago this week US president Bill Clinton declared that he “did not have sexual relations with that woman.”

Tanzanian govt bans posting of nude photos on social media

Tanzania has banned celebrities, models and video vixens from posting nude pictures on social media.

Four feared dead in seaplane crash in Australian river

Four British people are among six killed after a seaplane ditched into a river near Sydney, according to Australian media.

Police fault artiste Praiz over alleged harassment by SARS

The harassment allegation made against men of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad by a rhythm and blues artiste, Praise Adejo, aka Praiz, has attracted the wrath of the Lagos State Police Command.

Twitter to remove ‘verification badge’ from some accounts

Twitter is changing its policy on "verified" accounts, reserving the right to remove the blue badges from users who violate the online platform's terms of service.

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Babatunde Fashola: APC did not promise to transform Nigeria in four years

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Tuesday said though the All Progressives Congress (APC) government led by President Muhammadu Buhari promised to turn the fortunes of the country around and bring about change in different sectors, it never attached four-year time frame to totally transform the country.

INEC removes names of 1,931 dead persons from Kaduna voters’ register

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says it has detected and removed the names of 1,931 dead persons from the voters’ register in Kaduna State, ahead of the 2019 elections.

Shehu Sani: I represented Kaduna Central to the best of my ability

The Senator representing Kaduna Central in the red chamber, Senator Shehu Sani has said he has represented the Kaduna central to the best of his ability.
Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.

Micheal Obafemi snubs Super Eagles, debut for Ireland

Southampton striker Michael Obafemi has made his international debut for Ireland, snubbing both Nigeria and England.
Footage showing a recent Boko Haram attack in north-east Nigeria. | AFP | Getty Images

Boko Haram kills 53 in fresh attacks

Boko Haram jihadists have killed 53 soldiers and farmers in three days of attacks in northeastern Nigeria, security sources said Tuesday, in a new show of force ahead of February elections in the West African country.