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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.
Denzel Washington

Denzel Washington celebrated by Hollywood

Actor Denzel Washington was honoured by Hollywood Thursday for a pioneering career spanning five decades and two Oscars that opened the door for a generation of black movie stars.
Ahmed Awad Ibn Auf

General Awad Ibnouf, regime insider turned new Sudan ruler

Sudanese General Awad Ibnouf, who led the overthrow of veteran leader Omar al-Bashir and has emerged as the country's new ruler, is already under US sanctions for his alleged role in the brutal Darfur conflict.

Omar al-Bashir, the ‘spider’ at the heart of Sudan’s web

As a schoolboy working on a construction site, he told supporters in January, he fell and broke the tooth while carrying a heavy load. Instead of seeking treatment he rinsed his mouth with saltwater and kept working.
A general view shows the Hotel Eden, which belongs to luxury hotel operator Dorchester Collection, owned by the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA), on April 1, 2019 in Rome. – US actor George Clooney, and a growing list of politicians and celebrities including singer Elton John, has called for a boycott of nine Brunei-owned hotels over the sultanate’s new death-penalty laws for gay sex and adultery. The nine hotels mentioned by Clooney are located in Britain, France, Italy and the United States, including Rome’s Hotel Eden. (Photo by Andreas SOLARO / AFP)

Protesters target London’s Dorchester Hotel over Brunei anti-gay laws

Dozens of anti-discrimination demonstrators massed on Saturday outside the Brunei-owned luxury Dorchester Hotel in London over the southeast Asian country’s adoption of harsh new sharia laws, including death for gay sex.
Alfonso Cuaron speaks on stage after accepting the Best Director award for Roma [Mike Blake-Reuters]

Alfonso Cuaron reliving his childhood in Black and White

Alfonso Cuaron, who won three Oscars on Sunday, owes much of his success to his 10-year-old self.
Britain’s Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, view products displayed for sale in a community cafe in Birkenhead, northwest England. Anthony Devlin - POOL - AFP

George Clooney: Meghan Markle criticised by press like Princess Diana

Meghan Markle is being ‘vilified and chased’ by the tabloid press in the same way the late Princess Diana was, Hollywood superstar George Clooney has told an Australian magazine.
Director and executive producer Idris Elba poses during a photocall to promote the movie Yardie at the 68th Berlinale International Film Festival in Berlin, Germany, February 22, 2018. REUTERS-Hannibal Hanschke-File Photo

Britain’s Idris Elba named People mag’s ‘sexiest man alive’

Actor Idris Elba, who James Bond fans are campaigning to be the next person to play 007, was named the sexiest man alive on Monday by People magazine.
Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto gives his sixth and final State of the Nation message, at the National Palace in Mexico City on September 3, 2018. Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador takes office on December 1, after winning a landslide victory in Mexico's July elections. / AFP PHOTO / Ronaldo SCHEMIDT

Mexico’s unpopular president defends record in parting shot

Mexico's deeply unpopular President Enrique Pena Nieto defended his record in his final state of the nation address Monday, touting his reforms as "transcendental" even as he acknowledged his tainted legacy.

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.
US actor George Clooney has been released from an Italian hospital after being involved in a motor accident Tuesday - Getty Images

George Clooney hurt in Italian scooter crash

Hollywood star George Clooney was treated in hospital on Tuesday for minor injuries after a scooter accident in Sardinia, the Italian news agency AGI reported.

South Sudan: We have had enough of Riek Machar

South Sudan's information minister said Friday the country's rebel leader could not rejoin government, dealing a blow to hopes that the latest talks in Ethiopia might bring peace.

US calls for crackdown on South Sudan war money invested in Kenya

The United States urged Kenya on Wednesday to investigate properties and assets owned by elite families from South Sudan, including its president and his rival, who have enriched themselves in their country's civil war raging since 2013.

Going ‘Overboard’: Hollywood’s glut of gender-swap remakes

From the polarizing “Ghostbusters” remake to the controversy over female versions of James Bond and Doctor Who, Hollywood’s proclivity for gender-swapped retreads is among its most enduring and contentious.

Harry, Meghan delay honeymoon, begin royal duties

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan marry in emotional wedding

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle became husband and wife in a star-studded Windsor Castle ceremony on Saturday, filled with traditional pomp and modern twists -- and watched the world over.

Oprah Winfrey, others back US students march over gun control

Oprah Winfrey, George Clooney and Steven Spielberg said on Tuesday they would each donate $500,000 to the “March for Our Lives” rally in Washington in support of gun control following last week’s shooting at a Florida high school that left 17 dead.

Oprah Winfrey for president? Golden Globes speech sparks speculation

Could Oprah Winfrey run for president and beat Donald Trump? Hollywood, liberals and ardent fans are abuzz with speculation that the billionaire chat show queen is harbouring White House ambitions after an impassioned Golden Globes speech.

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Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Tribunal: I have not been certified – Atiku Abubakar’s data analyst

Petitioners’ Witness 60, Joseph Gbenga, called by Peoples Democratic Party and its presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, as an expert witness admitted before the Presidential Election Petitioner Tribunal, on Friday, that he had not been certified.
Justice Darius Khobo of Kaduna State High Court, on Thursday, adjourned hearing in the application for permission to travel to India for medical attention filed by Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife, Zinat, to July 29.

Presidency: Court will decide Ibraheem El Zakzaky’s fate

The Presidency has enjoined El-Zakzaky-led Shiite members to desist from needless violent street protests and await the decision of the court in Kaduna where their leader is currently being tried.

Governor Masari pushes for collective dialogue with bandits in North-West

Gov. Aminu Masari of Katsina State says, for dialogue and amnesty programme for cattle rustlers and bandits in the Northwest to succeed, it must involve all state governments in the zone.

Tailor arrested over alleged N1.48 million fraud

A 47-year-old tailor, Popoola Abolade, was on Friday brought before a Yaba Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, for allegedly defrauding a company of N1.48 million.
All Progressives Congress (APC) Nigeria

Kogi guber: APC stakeholders drag NWC to court

The All Progressives Congress (APC) stakeholders Kogi State chapter, have taken legal action against the party’s National Working Committee (NWC) over the indirect mode of primaries adopted by the national leadership for the election of candidates for the November 16 Kogi State governorship poll.