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FILE PHOTO - A 3D-printed Twitter logo is pictured in front of a displayed Russian flag in this illustration taken March 10, 2021. REUTERS-Dado Ruvic-Illustration

TASS: Russia seeks extra fines against Twitter over ‘banned content’

Russia is seeking an additional 24 million roubles ($321,586) in fines from U.S. tech giant Twitter for failing to remove content banned in Russia, the TASS news agency cited a court as saying on Wednesday.
Kehinde Osakede, who says she was raped by a family friend, is pictured at the Women at Risk International Foundation (WARIF) centre in Yaba Lagos, Nigeria April 19, 2021. REUTERS-Temilade Adelaja

Nigerian women take action as rape, assault cases surge during pandemic

When Kehinde Osakede’s university closed due to COVID-19 last year, the visual arts student returned home to Lagos. A visit to a family friend nearby turned into a horrific ordeal.

Why Nigeria is bedevilled with insecurity – ex-envoy

A former Nigerian Ambassador to Vietnam, Ambassador Mathias Okafor, has open up on reasons why Nigeria is currently bedevilled with insecurity.
FILE PHOTO - Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison arrives at Haneda airport in Tokyo, Japan, November 17, 2020. REUTERS-Issei Kato

Australia to hold inquiry to examine military suicides

Australia will hold a Royal Commission to examine suicides among serving and former military personnel, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday, bowing to public pressure to find ways to stem a mounting toll.

Kidnap kingpin attempts suicide to evade arrest in Taraba

Men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps have paraded 21 year old kidnap kingpin, Muhhamed Gidado, who tried to commit suicide to evade arrest, and five suspects for other crimes including cattle rustling.
Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.

British coroner: Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov was strangled in 2018

Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, who was found dead in 2018, was strangled in his home in southwest London by an unidentified person, a British coroner has ruled, the BBC reported.
Maureen Esisi, ex-wife to popular Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, says she once contemplated suicidal thoughts after her divorce.

Maureen Esisi: Leaving my marriage was my best decision ever

Maureen Esisi, ex-wife to popular Nollywood actor, Blossom Chukwujekwu, says she once contemplated suicidal thoughts after her divorce.
Police in Cameroon have arrested nine people on suspicion of homosexuality, most of them at an HIV-AIDS care centre, an LGBT rights lawyer said on Thursday.

U.K. to open first LGBT+ retirement home as market grows

Britain’s first LGBT+ retirement home is set to open in mid-2021, the housing association behind the London riverside apartments said, highlighting a growing market of older people who do not want to be forced back in the closet.
Ex-Kannywood actress Ummi Ibrahim, popularly known as Ummi Zee Zee, has finally broken the silence on her recent decision to commit suicide due to depression.

Nigerian actress: I contemplated suicide after losing N450 million to conman

Ex-Kannywood actress Ummi Ibrahim, popularly known as Ummi Zee Zee, has finally broken the silence on her recent decision to commit suicide due to depression.

Taraba man commits suicide over jilted love

A Thirty One year old man, Jivini Jonnan Timothy allegedly took his life by drinking a substance known as snipper in Wukari local government area of Taraba State allegedly because his fiancee jilted him for her ex lover.
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Five students, motorcyclist killed in Oyo accident

At least six people including five students and a commercial motorcyclist were on Monday killed in a road accident reportedly caused by a goat at Adeleye area along Ibadan-Iwo road, Oyo State.
The panel investigating allegation of sexual harassment against a lecturer at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife in Osun State, Mr. Olabisi Olaleye, has submitted its report to the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eyitope Ogunbodede.

OAU: Security guard who committed suicide left notes for his family

The management of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state on Thursday disclosed that a local guard in the institution, Fisayo Oyeniyi sent a suicide message to his family before killing himself.
Nollywood actor, Godwin Maduagu, whose alleged gay sex tape emerged online in February, says he has been having suicidal thoughts as he currently battles with the effect of the scandal.

‘Gay’ sex video: I feel like committing suicide – Nollywood actor

Nollywood actor, Godwin Maduagu, whose alleged gay sex tape emerged online in February, says he has been having suicidal thoughts as he currently battles with the effect of the scandal.
Spain’s parliament will give final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering.

Spain poised to legalise euthanasia, assisted suicide

Spain’s parliament will give final approval to a law legalising euthanasia Thursday, becoming one of the few nations to allow terminally-ill or gravely-injured patients to end their own suffering.

UNN student commits suicide

A 300 level student of Biochemistry Department, University of Nigeria Nsukka, UNN, identified as Daniel Mba, Friday night, plunged from the third-floor of a storey to end own life.
FILE PHOTO: Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex pose for a picture with some of Queen's Young Leaders at a Buckingham Palace reception following the final Queen's Young Leaders Awards Ceremony, in London, Britain June 26, 2018. John Stillwell/Pool via Reuters/File Photo

Queen Elizabeth says saddened by Harry and Meghan’s experiences

Queen Elizabeth said on Tuesday the British royals were saddened by the challenging experiences of her grandson Prince Harry and his wife Meghan and promised to privately address revelations about a racist remark about their son.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

British royals silent amid crisis over Meghan’s claim of racist remark

Britain’s monarchy maintained its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry accused a family member of making a racist remark about their son and said she had been alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
FILE PHOTO - Prince Harry and Meghan, The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, give an interview to Oprah Winfrey in this undated handout photo. Harpo Productions-Joe Pugliese-Handout via REUTERS

Britain’s royals silent as ‘Megxit’ crisis rages after bombshell interview

Britain’s monarchy kept its silence on Tuesday, after Meghan and Prince Harry sparked a crisis by alleging that a family member made a racist remark about the colour of their son’s skin and that she was alienated to the point of contemplating suicide.
Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle in a conversation with US television host Oprah Winfrey. The couple's interview with Winfrey was broadcast late on Sunday in the US [Joe Pugliese-Harpo Productions via AFP]

Duchess of Sussex accuses British royal family of racism

The Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has in an interview, accused the British royal family of being racist and harsh towards her.
The owner and CEO of Cash Nation, Kashy Godson, is dead.

Cash Nation boss Kashy Godson passes on

Details of the death remain unclear but speculations about a suicide rent social media airwaves as the piece of news emerged on Sunday and some Nigerians began to pay their tributes.
Pope Francis waves as he boards the plane for his visit to Iraq, at Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, March 5, 2021. REUTERS-Remo Casilli

Pope Francis arrives in Baghdad for risky, historic Iraq tour

Pope Francis left Rome on Friday to start a four-day trip to Iraq, his most risky foreign trip since his election in 2012 and the first visit by a pontiff to the country.
FILE PHOTO - Christian Porter Australia's Attorney General, speaks during an interview with Reuters at the Israel Australia Strategic Dialogue conference in Jerusalem December 15, 2019. REUTERS-Ronen Zvulun

Australian attorney-general denies historical rape claim

Australian Attorney-General Christian Porter, the country’s chief law officer, identified himself on Wednesday as the subject of a historical rape allegation, declaring his innocence and strongly denying the claim.

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David Luiz has urged Arsenal's defenders to take responsibility for their mistakes after a 2-2 draw with Tottenham at the Emirates Stadium on Sunday.

David Luiz ready to quit Arsenal

David Luiz’s entourage are reportedly scoping out possible destinations for the Arsenal man amid uncertainty surrounding his Emirates Stadium future.
Hansi Flick gave a vague response on his future at Bayern Munich amid links with the Germany job following their Champions League elimination on Tuesday night.

Oliver Bierhoff: Hansi Flick would be an excellent national coach

Hansi Flick "would make an excellent national coach", according to German Football Association (DFB) national team director Oliver Bierhoff, who has described the outgoing Bayern Munich boss as someone who "brings people together".
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP Baba commends media role in the society

The Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Baba, has commended the role played by journalists in the country’s quest to battle the dreaded COVID-19 saying just like the security personnel, some journalists too paid the supreme price in the course of carrying out their duties.

Nigeria cricket federation invites 40 women to camp

The Nigeria Cricket Federation (NCF) said it invited 40 women to resume camp ahead of the Kwibuka Women Invitational tournament in Kigali, Rwanda.
The governor of Ondo State, Rotimi Akeredolu, has reacted to his victory at the primary election of the All Progressives Congress (APC).

Ondo gives drivers three-month ultimatum to register

Ondo State Government has given taxi drivers operating in the state, three months within which to register with the State Information Technology Agency (SITA), where their biodata would be captured.

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters following the announcement of exit polls in Israel's general election at his Likud party headquarters in Jerusalem March 24, 2021. REUTERS-Ammar Awad

Israeli premier’s two main rivals seek chance to form government after he fails

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's two main political rivals each asked the president on Wednesday for the chance to try to form a government, after Netanyahu failed to meet an overnight deadline to assemble a coalition.

N10 billion ‘scam’: PDP national chairman demands N1 billion, retraction

Following this week’s allegation of financial fraud to the tune of N10 billion made against Prince Uche Secondus, national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, by Kassim Afegbua, the former, Thursday, demanded a retraction of the story and payment of N1 billion in damages from Afegbua.
Playing Enyimba was a good experience for Orlando Pirates youngsters, according to coach Josef Zinnbauer.

Orlando Pirates coach: Enyimba was a good experience for our youngsters

Although their intention was to earn a draw in Nigeria, however, Cyril Olisema’s last-gasp effort handed the South Africans a 1-0 defeat in the last Group A Caf Confederation Cup fixture.
The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam, said with fervent prayers by the Saints Nigeria will overcome the security challenges and the deathly COVID-19 pandemic.

NCPC boss: Nigerian youths must channel energy towards peace initiatives

The Executive Secretary, Nigeria Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Yakubu Pam has admonished youths in Nigeria to channel their energy towards peace initiative and shun violent tendencies that will divides the country.

Mob set ‘kidnapper’s property’ ablaze in Kwara

An angry mob, mostly youths, on Friday set ablaze property of a suspected kidnapper, simply identified as Ramoni, in Omu-Aran, Irepodun Local Government Area of Kwara.