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Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen who joined IS has given birth in Syria

A runaway teenager who has divided British opinion after joining the Islamic State group in Syria but now wants to return home, has given birth, her family said on Sunday.
Shamima Begum flew to Syria to join Islamic State in February 2015. Laura Lean-AFP-Getty Images

UK teen runaway who joined ISIS ‘wants to come home’

A British teenager who fled to join the Islamic State group in Syria is living in a refugee camp and wants to return home, The Times reported on Thursday.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his speech during the 120th Philippine navy anniversary celebration in Manila on May 22, 2018. - AFP PHOTO - TED ALJIBE

Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte under fire for saying he ‘touched’ maid

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte drew outrage Sunday after saying he “touched” his maid when he was a teenager, with women’s rights groups accusing him of attempted rape and encouraging sexual abuse.
Nigeria forward Alex Iwobi has admitted that Arsenal were fortunate to score against Huddersfield despite their watertight defence.

Arsenal’s Alex Iwobi claims he nearly became a Celtic player

Super Eagles and Arsenal forward Alexander Iwobi has revealed he could’ve signed for Celtic as a teenager.
Morocco

Teenager killed in Morocco coal mine collapse

A teenager died Wednesday in Morocco when an abandoned coal mine collapsed in the impoverished former mining town of Jerada which saw protests earlier this year following similar accidents.

Darren Fletcher: Paul Pogba wasn’t even disciplined enough for Manchester United reserves

Paul Pogba was not considered disciplined enough to play central midfield as a teenager, even in the reserves, according to former Manchester United star Darren Fletcher.
Anthony Joshua with his son in the new December issue of GQ magazine (Image- GQ)

Anthony Joshua: My son lacks ‘killer instincts’

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says it is unlikely his son JJ will become a boxer because he will lack the “killer instinct” his father got from a tough upbringing.

Teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea

An Indonesian teenager, who looked after a fishing hut, survived for 49 days at sea by drinking seawater and cooking fish over wood taken from his vessel, it has emerged.

I slept with 20-25 men everyday – Libya returnee

A Nigerian teenager, Beauty John, yesterday, relived sad memories of how she slept with over 20 men everyday all in her bid to migrate to Europe in search of greener pastures.
Former US President Barack Obama

Barack Obama: How I was kicked out of Disneyland

Speaking at a Democratic congressional rally in in Anaheim, California, the former US president said: "These were cigarettes, people. Terrible thing... but at the time I'm a teenager, I'm rebellious.”
Mac Miller

Rapper Mac Miller found dead at 26

Mac Miller, the troubled rapper who won fans with his retro hip-hop but generated uncomfortable attention with songs on ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande and Donald Trump, died Friday at age 26, reports said.

Court remands 16-year-old girl for alleged murder

A teenage girl was on Friday brought before an Ebute Meta Chief Magistrates’ Court, Lagos for the alleged murder of a 27-year-old man, Abraham Umaru.
CSP Chike Oti

Suspected fraudster nabbed for abducting facebook friend

A 26-year-old suspected Internet fraudster, Jide Ajayi, has been arrested by operatives of the Lagos State Police Command for allegedly abducting a 14-year-old pupil, identified only as Miracle.

Liverpool’s Sadio Mane reveals lack of family support in early career

Liverpool forward Sadio Mane says he was forced to sneak away from home as a teenager to pursue his dream of becoming a footballer.

France says it kills top Islamic State official in Mali operation

France said it killed a top official from Islamic State’s affiliate in West Africa in an operation in Mali that also killed another member of the group and two civilians.
Asia Argento and Jimmy Bennett

Asia Argento: I was ashamed and afraid – US actor

Jimmy Bennett, the US actor who accuses Asia Argento of sexually assaulting him as a teenager said Wednesday that he had been too “ashamed and afraid” to speak publicly against the Italian actress and abuse campaigner.

Court remands man in prison for allegedly raping teenager

An Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday remanded a 25-year-old man, Taiwo Shittu, in Kirikiri Prisons for allegedly raping a teenager.
Michael Bever

Teenager sentenced to life for killing five members of his family

An Oklahoma teenager has been sentenced to life in prison for killing of his parents and three siblings.

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Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Elections: Senator Shehu Sani lauds orderliness of voters

Senator representing Kaduna Central senatorial district, Senator Shehu Sani, Saturday expressed satisfaction with the way and manner voters organized themselves to exercise their franchise.

Lberia’s Elen Sirleaf leads ECOWAS team to observe elections

The head of ECOWAS Election Observers Mission to Nigeria, Madam Ellen Jonhson-Sirleaf, on Saturday led a delegation of election monitors to many polling stations in Abuja.
Chicago Archbishop Cardinal Blase J. Cupich (R) talks with chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference, Cardinal Reinhard Marx, as they wait for the arrival of the Pope for the third day of a global child protection summit for reflections on the sex abuse crisis within the Catholic Church, on February 23, 2019 at the Vatican. (Photo by Alessandra Tarantino / POOL / AFP)

Cardinal admits church files on paedophile priests ‘destroyed’

A top Catholic cardinal admitted Saturday that Church files on priests who sexually abused children were destroyed or never even drawn up, a move which allowed paedophiles to prey on others.
INEC Card Reader

Election: INEC replaces malfunctioning card reader in Ifaki-Ekiti

The card reader for Ward 2, Unit 3 at Ifaki-Ekiti malfunctioned in the early hours of Saturday.
[FILES] Voters stand in a queue to cast their vote at one of the polling units in Lagos on February 23, 2019. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by STEFAN HEUNIS / AFP)

Police arrest nine for molesting voters in Lagos

Nine suspected cultists were arrested in Somolu area of Lagos for allegedly molesting electorate on their way to polling stations.