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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.
A woman is removed from the pitch during the World Cup final between France and Croatia. Michael Zemanek-BPI-Rex-Shutterstock

Pussy Riot protesters charged over World Cup pitch invasion

Russian authorities have charged four members of the punk activist group Pussy Riot for disrupting the World Cup final by running onto the pitch.

Vladimir Putin eyes fourth term as Russians go to polls

Russians voted Sunday in an election set to hand President Vladimir Putin a fourth Kremlin term, as the country is embroiled in a crisis with Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

Vladimir Putin jokes he’s ‘offended’ not to be on US ‘Kremlin list’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday joked that he was "offended" the US Treasury had not included his name in a list of officials and business leaders eligible for sanctions.

Alexei Navalny no threat to ‘political Olympus Putin’ – Kremlin

The Kremlin said Monday it did not regard opposition politician Alexei Navalny as a threat and called President Vladimir Putin the "leader of the political Olympus."

Campaign begins for Russia’s presidential election

Campaigning officially started on Monday for Russia's presidential election in March, in which President Vladimir Putin is widely expected to win a fourth Kremlin term that would keep him in power until 2024.

Vladimir Putin seeks new term as Russia president in March vote

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday said he would seek a new six-year term in the country's March elections in a move that would make him the longest-serving Russian leader since Joseph Stalin.

Vladimir Putin keeps Russia in suspense over re-election bid

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday gave his strongest hint yet that he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections, but stopped short of announcing his candidacy in a carefully choreographed ceremony.

IPOB: Parable of the stubborn fly

Today, how pathetic that lieutenants of the absconding coward who yesterday spoke the language of thunder, evoking the imagery of bloodshed and Armageddon, are suddenly defending that “IPOB is non-violent”.

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The US military has said it killed 62 al-Shabab fighters in six air raids on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

US army says 62 al-Shabab fighters killed in Somalia air strikes

The US military has said it killed 62 al-Shabab fighters in six air raids on Saturday and Sunday in the vicinity of Gandarsh in Somalia's south-central Banaadir province.

Simi, Ahmed Musa, others win at 2018 The Future Awards

Alternative music star Simisola Ogunleye aka Simi, actress, Zainab Balogun, internet comedian, Mark Angel and footballer, Ahmed Musa, won prizes at the 2018 ‘The Future Awards’.

CAF: No decision on 2021 Nations Cup hosts

The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed that no decision has been taken to force Ivory Coast to host the 2023 Nations Cup rather than 2021.
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UAE promises boost for Osun economy as Gboyega Oyetola meets envoy

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) at the weekend offered to partner Osun State to boost the state’s economy.
Afropop sensation, Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

Wizkid thrills Abuja revellers in sold-out concert

Afropop sensation Ayodeji Balogun aka Wizkid pulled a show stopping sold-out show in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).