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Empire Star Taraji P. Henson will host the American Music Awards on Sunday.

Taraji P. Henson to host American music awards

"I'm trying to bring a bit of my musical theater training, my comedic chops, just a hodgepodge of my talent. You know, I sing, I dance, I did study musical theater at Howard University. So whenever I have shows like this, I like to remind people that I'm more than just 'Cookie' or a dramatic actress", she said.

Nigeria risk more mortality from breast cancer disease – experts

Worried about the rising cases of breast cancer, stakeholders have warned that Nigeria risk more deaths from the disease.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices fall sharply as virus cases surge, US vote drags on

Oil prices fell more than 2 percent on Friday as new lockdowns in Europe to halt surging infections of COVID-19 sparked concern about the outlook for demand, while markets remained on edge over drawn-out vote counting in the United States presidential election.
Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.

Walmart pulls firearms, ammunition from US store floors as civil unrest flares

Walmart Inc removed firearms and ammunition from U.S. store floors this week to protect customers and employees as tensions across the country have been rising, the world's largest retailer said on Thursday.
Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland.

Screen unveils the 2020 Stars of Tomorrow

Screen International has unveiled Stars of Tomorrow 2020, its annual, eagerly anticipated talent showcase of the most exciting new actors, writers, directors, producers, and heads of department emerging across the UK and Ireland. Screen International...
Democratic presidential nominee and former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on September 20, 2020, to make a statement on the nomination for replacement of recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. – US presidential hopeful Joe Biden urged Senate lawmakers to not vote on filling the Supreme Court vacancy left by Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death until after the election in November. (Photo by ROBERTO SCHMIDT / AFP)

Joe Biden urges halt of Donald Trump’s US Supreme Court push

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November’s election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly, as the nomination becomes a new flashpoint in the battle for the White House.
The Egyptian Ministry of Petroleum and Mineral Resources announced on Thursday a new oil discovery in the shallow waters of Geisum concession south of the Gulf of Suez, with an initial production rate of 2,000 barrels of crude oil per day.

Oil prices hold near multi-week lows on demand worries

Oil prices edged up on Thursday, but held near multi-week lows hit overnight after U.S. data showed gasoline demand fell and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic was lagging.
President Donald Trump speaks April 4 during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House. Patrick Semansky-AP Photo

Donald Trump: Evidence ties coronavirus to Wuhan lab

US President Donald Trump on Thursday threatened new tariffs against Beijing after claiming there is evidence linking the coronavirus to a lab in China’s ground-zero city of Wuhan.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, has broken his silence over the heated reactions generated by his statement over the Mayegun title he conferred on the fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde, stating that the context through which he made the statement should be understood.

Ekiti monarch writes Oyo governor, flays Alaafin for ‘undue interference’

The chairman, Ekiti State Council of Traditional Rulers and Alawe of Ilawe-Ekiti, Oba Ajibade Alabi has cautioned the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi against meddling in the internal crisis of the Obas in Ekiti.
Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.

Nigerian music star Olamide signs deal with American company

Nigerian superstar Olamide and his label YBLN have signed an exciting deal with an American distribution, records, and publishing company, Empire.
THE CITY of Chicago has released two 911 calls made after “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett claimed he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack.

Former Empire star Jussie Smollett indicted over allegedly staged 2019 attack

Jussie Smollett on Tuesday was once again indicted for allegedly staging a hate-crime attack against himself nearly a year after charges in the case were abruptly dropped.

Man stabs ‘prostitute’ to death in Lagos

In a bizarre manner, a man has stabbed a commercial sex worker to death at Edo Inn Hotel in Surulere area of Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

Repair: LASTMA announces partial closure of Apongbon road

The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has announced partial closure of some sections of Apongbon Road inward Eko Bridge from Thursday.
The Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Emmanuel Okoro, on Thursday refuted reports by a section of the media which claimed there was a jail break at the Keffi Old Prison.

Court sends man to prison for ‘selling marijuana’

The National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Wednesday arraigned a drug peddler, Ayobiojo Hammed, before a Federal High Court in Lagos, for allegedly peddling marijuana.
FILE PHOTO- Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 26, 2019. REUTERS-Kamil Krzaczynski

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the “Empire” actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped.
FILE PHOTO- Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 26, 2019. REUTERS-Kamil Krzaczynski

Chicago sues Jussie Smollett for investigative costs

Chicago filed a lawsuit against Jussie Smollett on Thursday in a bid to recoup the costs of investigating a racist, anti-gay attack that authorities say was orchestrated by the “Empire” actor as a publicity stunt, with the city saying — at minimum — that it now wants triple the amount it initially asked Smollett to pay.
Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Chicago Police Department

Prosecutors drop all charges against Jussie Smollett

Authorities in the United States have dropped all criminal charges against Jussie Smollett.
Jussie Smollett leaves Cook county jail last month following his release in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczyński-AP

US grand jury indicts Jussic Smollett for alleged hate attack hoax

A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted American actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts after allegedly lying to police about being the victim of a racist, homophobic hate crime.

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The Chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), Professor Adeolu Akande, has said only good governance will silence social media from its criticism of government.

Only good governance will silence social media criticism – NCC chair

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Experts identify free zones as key route for economic recovery

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