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Madonna performs during a guest appearance at the Grand Final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest [Reuters]

Madonna sparks flag controversy at ‘non-political’ Eurovision

Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.Madonna's anticipated guest performance during the Eurovision Song Contest in Israel sparked controversy in the final moments of the show.
A motorist drives inside the Jakabaring Sport City in Palembang, South Sumatra on Aug. 17, 2018. (JP-Jerry Adiguna)

Firefighters tackle large blaze outside Asian Games venue

A large blaze broke out right next to the Asian Games site in the Indonesian city of Palembang on Tuesday as firefighters scrambled to prevent clouds of smoke affecting competition events.

NICO establishes cultural clubs in schools

The National Institute for Cultural Orientation (NICO) says it has established cultural clubs in schools across the country as part of its catch-them-young initiative.

APC: Governor Wike planning to pay Ekiti workers’ salaries

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Rivers State, has accused Governor Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, of planning to pay of six months salary arrears of civil servants in Ekiti State ahead of the forthcoming governorship election in that state.

General Motors seeks US approval for car with no steering wheel

General Motors is seeking approval from US regulators for an autonomous vehicle with no steering wheel or pedals, the automaker announced Friday.

Allegri fears video ref turning soccer into baseball

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri fears the use of video refereeing is turning football into a long-drawn out American sports extravaganza after the Serie A champions drew 2-2 at Atalanta.

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Alaafin: Traditional rulers working to end kidnapping

Worried by the security situations in the state and nation at large, a foremost traditional ruler, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has assured the people of the state that the security situation, particularly the spate of kidnappings will soon be nip in the bud in the next few weeks.

Hotel supervisor steals employers N.15 million

A 49-year-old hotel supervisor, Dotun Akingbade, on Monday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for alleged theft of N154,000 belonging to his employer.
The bus overturned on Alma Road in Welkom around 04-50am on Monday. Free State Department of Health 2

Driver found hanged after his bus killed eight passengers

A bus driver has been found hanged on a tree after the bus he drove overturned and killed eight people in Welkom in Free State, South Africa, on Monday.

NYSC chief warns staff against cybercrimes

Director-General, National Youth Service Corps, Shuaibu Ibrahim, has warned staff of the organisation against cybercrimes.

Wojciech Szczesny: Max Allegri was the perfect match for Juventus

Former Arsenal goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny has paid a glowing tribute to departing Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri ahead of his final game in charge.