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UK’s Prince Philip ‘shocked and shaken’ after car crash

Queen Elizabeth II’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip emerged “shocked and shaken” but unhurt from a car crash that flipped his Land Rover on its side and stirred up a UK debate on Friday about old age and driving.

Muhammadu Buhari ‘the dead’ and his body double

The notorious rumour in circulation on Nigerian streets sounds every bit like a citation from a James Hadley Chase. Chase had a pleasant notoriety with his crime fiction novels that hold you spellbound. With a gloating slide to it, the rumour is trending, with celebrated gusto, about the “death” of the man Nigerians elected into office in May, 2015.
Lead actor in a limited series or movie nominee John Legend dances onstage during the 70th Emmy Awards with the One of Each dancers -- a dig at the lack of diversity in Hollywood. ROBYN BECK-AFP-Getty Images

Best quotes from Emmys night

The 70th Emmy Awards featured pithy jokes, heartfelt speeches and a few life lessons. Here are a handful of key quotes from Monday’s night gala in Los Angeles.

Philippines spokesman defends President for kissing married woman on lips

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte’s spokesman on Tuesday defended the 73-year-old leader from criticism after he kissed a married woman on the lips in front of thousands of cheering Filipinos in South Korea.

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CCT trial: Justice Onnoghen to make no-case submission as federal government closes case

The trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, appears to be reaching an anti-climax with key prosecution witnesses’ testimony contradicting claims that the embattled number one judicial officer might have corruptly amassed wealth way out of his income.

Central bank chief Godwin Emefiele foresees 3% GDP growth rate in 2019

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Governor, Mr. Godwin Emefiele, Thursday projected that the Nigerian economy would grow by three per cent in 2019, higher than the 1.93 per cent it achieved in 2018.

Estate developer urge Nigerians to imbibe habit of tree planting

To mark the 2019 International Day of Forests (IDF) celebrated annually as tree planting day, members of Hall 7 Real Estate Management has called for massive sensitization of Nigerians on the need to preserve the environment through planting of trees.
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY MIKE SMITH Joint Military Task Force (JTF) spokesman Lt.Col. Onyema Nwachukwu speaks on illegal oil refineries and miltary operations to dislodge oil thieves in Bayelsa State of Niger Delta on April 9, 2013. Shell Development Company of Nigeria (SPDC) had threatened to shut down production in April for nine days in the entire Nembe Trunk Line to remove a number of bunkering points on pipelines vandalised by oil thieves in the region. Since 2009, SPDC has experienced an upsurge in vandalisation of pipeline network by criminals causing severe environmental devastation and forcing the company to lose 60,000 barrels daily this year. AFP PHOTO/PIUS UTOMI EKPEI (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

DHQ: Military won’t truncate democracy

Following reactions arising from its conduct in the just concluded general elections and militarisation of some parts of the country, the Defence Headquarters (DHQ) Thursday assured Nigerians that the military would not truncate democracy, saying it is fully subordinated to civil authority.
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Nigeria reviews hajj medical guidelines

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has inaugurated a Medical Guidelines Review Committee on existing medical guidelines for pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.