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Serena Williams celebrates defeating Barbora Strycova during a women's singles semifinal match at Wimbledon. (AP Photo-Tim Ireland)

Serena Williams to continue fighting for equality until ‘the grave’

Beaten Wimbledon finalist Serena Williams has said she has no plans to give up fighting for equality to focus solely on her tennis.

Singer Taylor Swift overtakes Kardashian clan as highest paid celebrity

Singer Taylor Swift was named the world’s highest paid entertainer on Wednesday but was closely followed by two members of the wider Kardashian clan-reality star turned cosmetics queen, Kylie Jenner and rapper, Kanye West.

Tonto Dikeh signs N100 million deal with Zikel cosmetics

Controversial Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh has signed a N100 million deal with Zikel cosmetics.
Austin Jones

YouTube celebrity gets 10-year jail term for child porn

A YouTube musical celebrity was sentenced on Friday in a Chicago courtroom to 10 years in prison for enticing girls as young as 14 to produce sexually explicit videos of themselves.
Eli Waduba Yusuf

America’s Kevin Hart purchases artwork of Kaduna-based artist on Twitter

American comedian and actor Kevin Hart has purchased a pencil drawing of himself from Kaduna-based artist, Eli Waduba on Twitter.
Banky W

Election: Celebrities seeking elective offices

Some Nigerian celebrities including Olubankole ‘Banky W’ Wellington, Emeka Ike, Desmond Elliot, Freedom ‘Mr Jollof’ Atsekpoyi and Shina Peller are vying for several elective positions as the 2019 polls close in.

Confusion as 2baba apologises to wife on Twitter

Nigerian pop star, Innocent Idibia, popularly known as 2baba, has apologised to his wife, Annie, for unspecified reasons in a thread on Twitter.
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70-year-old rapist jailed two days

A 70-year-old rapist has been jailed for two days by Justice John Bosco Allieu, an action that has caused outpouring of outrage across Sierra Leone.
Cardi B suffered an eye injury after attempting to fight Nicki Minaj at a New York Fashion Week event on Friday. Shutterstock

Rapper Cardi B heads to court in New York over strip club fight

American Rapper Cardi B was due to appear in New York City criminal court on Monday, facing charges of assault and reckless endangerment in connection with a fight at a strip club.
Arsenal Unai Emery

Unai Emery learning English from ‘Peaky Blinders’

Arsenal head coach Unai Emery has revealed that he has turned to an unexpected aid in an attempt to speed up learning English – BBC drama Peaky Blinders.
Hit American rapper Cardi B surrendered to police in New York on Monday to answer charges of assault stemming from a brawl in a strip-club during the summer, police said.

Cardi B surrenders to police after strip-club brawl

Hit American rapper Cardi B surrendered to police in New York on Monday to answer charges of assault stemming from a brawl in a strip-club during the summer, police said.

Sexual assault: Bill Cosby faces 30 years in prison

Bill Cosby, 81-year-old American comedian could face the rest of his life in jail after he was found guilty of sexual assault in April after a jury heard allegations from Andrea Constand.
In this handout photograph released by political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on July 26, 2018, Pakistan's cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan, and head of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (Movement for Justice) party, addresses the nation at his residence in Islamabad a day after general election. Pakistan cricket hero turned politician Imran Khan claimed victory on July 26 in the country's tense general election marred by allegations of "blatant" rigging by rival parties. A visibly tired Khan cut a conciliatory tone in a wide-ranging address to the nation following a controversial contest hit by accusations from major political parties of poll rigging and long delays in still unreleased official results. / AFP PHOTO / PTI / HANDOUT /

Pakistan’s Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Cricket hero Imran Khan has swept to an emphatic victory in a Pakistan election criticised by foreign observers Friday, but without a majority he will need to enter a coalition to take power in the nuclear-armed country.

Floyd Mayweather, Ed Sheeran, Lionel Messi make Forbes Highest-Paid Entertainers 2018 list

Floyd Mayweather, Lionel Messi, Kylie Jenner and other celebrities made it to the newly released Forbes World’s Highest-Paid Entertainers 2018 list.
Chris Brown

Chris Brown arrested after Florida concert

Singer Chris Brown was arrested for battery following a concert in Florida, authorities said Friday, the troubled star’s latest brush with the law.
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.

Kate Spade suffered from mental illness for years – sister

Designer Kate Spade, who committed suicide in New York, suffered for years from mental illness but had refused treatment, her sister said Wednesday.

Fashion designer Kate Spade found dead in New York apartment

Designer Kate Spade, one of the biggest names in American fashion, was found dead Tuesday in New York after committing suicide, police said. She was 55.

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National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.

NEMA: Shiites burnt down two quick response ambulances

National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), on Monday accused members of the Shiite group, Islamic Movement of Nigeria, of burning down two ambulances at the Agency’s Emergency Response and Ambulance Bays (ERABs) in Abuja.
Nigerian Stock Exchange NSE

NSE indices resume with 40% loss amid profit taking

Activities on the nation’s bourse opened for the week on Monday on downward posture, with crucial market indices shedding 0.40 per cent.
Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita

Winifred Oyo-Ita: Unrealistic demands by labour unions hampering implementation of new minimum wage

The Federal Government has revealed that the new minimum wage of N30,000 is yet to be implemented in full across the board in the Federal Civil Service because of unrealistic demands of the labour unions.
Abba Kabir Yusuf

Tribunal: PDP tenders 241 exhibits against Governor Ganduje’s election

Abba Kabir-Yusuf, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the March 23 Governorship election in Kano State, on Monday, tendered 241 exhibits before the state Governorship Election Petition Tribunal.
Dr Gloria Obioh, Head of Department of Environmental Biotechnology and Bio- conservation Department, National Biotechnology Development Agency (NABDA) stated this in an interview with newsmen.

Federal government set to deploy biogas for power generation

The Federal Government on Monday in Abuja affirmed its readiness to deploy biogas for electricity generation in the country.