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Bill Cosby sentenced to 3-10 years in prison for sexual assault

US television icon Bill Cosby was on Tuesday sentenced to three to 10 years in prison by a judge in Norristown, Pennsylvania for sexually assaulting a woman 14 years ago.

NUC releases names of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria

The National Universities Commission (NUC) has released the list of 58 illegal universities in Nigeria.

Kennedy Centre rescinds Bill Cosby’s prizes

The Kennedy Centre trustees have voted to rescind Bill Cosby’s Kennedy Centre Honours and Mark Twain Prize for American Humour, two of America’s top artistic prizes, following his sex assault conviction.

Bill Cosby to be placed under house arrest

U.S. comedian Bill Cosby is to be placed under house arrest following his conviction on three counts of aggravated indecent assault, a judge ruled.

Ace comedian Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault in retrial

Comedian Bill Cosby was convicted yesterday on all three counts of drugging and molesting a onetime friend in 2004 at his home, a decisive victory for prosecutors in one of the first celebrity sexual-assault trials of the #MeToo era.

Jury selection due to start in Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial

Jury selection for the retrial of US comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges was set to begin in a Pennsylvania court on Monday.

Michael Jackson’s ex-attorney to defend Cosby

The onetime attorney of late pop icon Michael Jackson will now defend disgraced television icon Bill Cosby in his upcoming re-trial for sexual assault, the actor’s spokesman said Monday.

D’Tigress leave for Afrobasket in Mali Wednesday

The Nigeria female basketball team, D’Tigress, will depart the country on Wednesday for Bamako, Mali aboard an Air Cote d’Ivoire flight for the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament.

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Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

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