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A Simpsons-themed mural in Milan painted as a tribute following the death of George Floyd. The TV show will end white actors voicing characters of colour. Miguel Medina-AFP-Getty Images

‘The Simpsons’ ends white actors voicing characters of colour

The Simpsons will no longer use white actors to dub ethnic minority characters, the producers of the long-running animated series announced Friday.
President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.

Twitter-Trump clash intensifies political misinformation battle

President Donald Trump’s threat to shut down social media companies after Twitter labeled two of his tweets misleading sets up a fresh challenge for platforms as they struggle to deal with political misinformation during a toxic election campaign.
Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.

Deontay Wilder to face Tyson Fury for another rematch in July

Tyson Fury and dethroned world champion Deontay Wilder will stage the next leg of their fight trilogy in July at the Las Vegas venue where their rematch took place.
Brad Pitt is the Oscars 2020 winner for Actor in a Supporting Role for his performance as Cliff Booth in Once upon a Time...in Hollywood!

Brad Pitt wins best supporting actor Oscar for ‘Once Upon a Time…’

Brad Pitt’s Oscar win on Sunday marks a fitting comeback for the veteran actor whose personal life, rather than his on-screen roles, have dominated headlines in recent years.
FILE - Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivers remarks at the State Department in Washington, Dec. 19, 2019.

Donald Trump threatens to strike Iranian cultural sites

People gathered in Tehran on Monday to mourn top general Qassem Soleimani, as his replacement vowed to take revenge for the U.S. airstrike that killed him, and U.S. President Donald Trump threatened to hit Iranian cultural site if Iran does retaliate.
Florence Otedola, popularly called DJ Cuppy, the daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola, rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday.

DJ Cuppy rings opening bell at New York Stock Exchange

Florence Otedola, popularly called DJ Cuppy, the daughter of billionaire Femi Otedola, rung the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on Tuesday.
Lion King

‘The Lion King’ makes one billion dollars under three weeks

Disney’s ‘The Lion King’ has crossed the billion-dollar mark after less than 3 weeks in theaters.
Donald Trump

New poll shows Donald Trump trailing Joe Biden, four other Democrats

A nationwide Fox News poll released Sunday shows President Donald Trump trailing former vice president Joe Biden and no fewer than four other Democratic contenders as early campaigning for the 2020 election begins to gain steam.
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.
Jussie Smollett is pictured in a police mugshot after being charged with making a false police report. Chicago Police Department

Police: Jussie Smollett staged hoax attack as ‘publicity stunt…to promote his career’

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson blasted Jussie Smollett in an emotional press conference on Thursday in which he said that Smollett's alleged staging of a hoax attack was a "publicity stunt...to promote his career."
British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to work with her to change the Brexit deal and help her win the backing of the United Kingdom's parliament, despite the EU's repeated insistence that it is not open to renegotiation.

Theresa May faces another damaging defeat in Brexit saga

Prime Minister Theresa May risks another humiliating Brexit defeat at the hands of her own eurosceptic MPs on Thursday, with just weeks to go until Britain officially leaves the EU.
Then-Army Capt. Mathew L. Golsteyn in Afghanistan. He has been charged in the alleged killing of a suspected Taliban bombmaker in 2010. (Officer of Rep. Duncan Hunter)

Donald Trump to review case of soldier charged with murdering Afghan

US President Donald Trump said Sunday that he will review the case of a soldier charged with premeditated murder for killing an alleged bomb-maker in Afghanistan.
US President Donald Trump delivers remarks at a Make America Great Again rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana on November 5, 2018. (Photo by Jim WATSON - AFP)

Midterm election loss won’t put Donald Trump back in his box

Donald Trump boasts about winning, but after Democrats seized the House of Representatives on Tuesday, the reality show-host-turned-president is finding out how it feels to be one of the "losers" he usually mocks.
Brent Taylor

US mayor on leave from office killed on military duty in Afghanistan

Brent Taylor, the mayor of North Ogden, Utah in the United States was killed Saturday on military duty in Afghanistan as part of Utah’s National Guard.

21st Century Fox agrees to sell its 39% stake in Sky

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox said Wednesday it had agreed to sell its 39 per cent stake in Sky to Comcast, giving the US cable and media giant full control of the British television giant.
Donald Trump

Facing legal threats, Donald Trump says impeachment would ‘crash’ economy

US President Donald Trump warned Thursday the US economy would collapse if he were impeached, as legal chaos roiling the White House has experts saying his presidency is under threat.
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StarTimes to crash subscription by September 1

Startimes said it will reduce subscription fee for its Classic bouquet from N2,600 to N1,900 come September 1, with the inclusion of Ebony Life TV, ST Nollywood Plus and Fox and ST Kids to the bouquet.
(FILES) In this file photo taken on June 28, 2017, former US Ambassador to NATO, Nicholas Burns, testifies during a US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing about Russian activities in other countries' elections, on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, US President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn on July 18, 2018, for calling NATO's undergirding principle into question and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow. "Trump sows further doubt whether the US under his leadership would defend our allies. Another gift to Putin," Burns wrote on Twitter. / AFP PHOTO / SAUL LOEB

Donald Trump blasts Montenegro, questions NATO mutual defense

Days after a widely slammed summit with his Russian counterpart, President Donald Trump drew fresh scorn Wednesday for questioning NATO's undergirding principle and for attacking "tiny" Montenegro, whose accession to the alliance enraged Moscow.

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Gov. Aminu Tambuwal of Sokoto state on Friday inaugurated a 10-member committee to investigative alleged killing of two persons by men of Nigerian Air Force in Mabera area of Sokoto metropolis.

Sokoto government meets stakeholders on review of budget

The Sokoto State Government on Tuesday met with stakeholders on how best the state’s 2020 budget could be reviewed to include provision of Isolation Centres, screening facilities, and other costs in the management of COVID-19 pandemic in the state.

Man sentenced to death by hanging for murder

Ogunyemi was said to have killed one Moshood Babalola on 17th of February 2010 at about 10am at a village called Agbedegbede in Ile Ife, Osun State.
The ex of Chelsea footballer Michy Batshuayi has taken him to court over the alleged failure to pay child maintenance for his two-year-old daughter.

West Ham linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi

West Ham have been linked with a move for Michy Batshuayi.
The Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, SAN,

Nigerian government frees 7,813 inmates in 18 states, FCT

The Federal Government, on Tuesday, said it has released a total of 7, 813 inmates from various Correctional Centers since the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country.
Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike on Monday slammed the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) for not standing up for embattled Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki.

Governor Wike: Abdullahi Ganduje has exposed plot to rig Edo election

Rivers State Governor and Chairman, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) National Campaign Council for Edo Governorship Election, Nyesom Wike, has said the statement credited to Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, that he (Wike) will be quarantined, was an admission of the plot by the party to use security forces to rig the Edo State election come September 19.