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Abortion, same-sex marriage now legal in Northern Ireland

Same-sex marriage and abortion became legal in Northern Ireland at the stroke of midnight Tuesday.
The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.

Brother of murdered social media star jailed for life

The brother of Pakistani social media star Qandeel Baloch was on Friday convicted for her murder and sentenced to life in prison in the patriarchal country’s highest-profile “honour killing”.
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Lady Gaga ends engagement with fiance Christian Carino

Popular singer Lady Gaga has ended her engagement with talent agent fiance, Christian Carino.

Lagos RRS arrests seven suspected ‘Wazobia’ robbers

The Rapid Response Squad in the Lagos State Police Command has arrested seven suspected robbers, who belong to a group called the “Wazobia gang”.

Alex Otti: Governor Ikpeazu lacks capacity to lead

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti, has said that he does not have any personal problem with the incumbent governor of the state, Okezie Ikpeazu, “apart from the fact that the governor lacks the capacity to govern the state.”
AURORA, ILLINOIS – FEBRUARY 15: Workers are escorted from the property after a shooting the Henry Pratt Company on February 15, 2019 in Aurora, Illinois. Five people were reported dead and 5 police officers wounded from the shooting. The gunman has been identified as Gary Martin, a 45-year-old man believed to be an employee at the company. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP SCOTT OLSON / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Sacked US man kills five co-workers, wounds five police

A US man being fired from his job shot dead five co-workers at a factory on the outskirts of Chicago and wounded five police officers before being gunned down himself, in the country’s latest mass shooting.
The current Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural Pageant, Miss Adedamola Toluhi, has advised Nigerians to extend the Valentine love to the needy and less privileged.

Queen Moremi: Extend Valentine love to the needy

The current Queen Moremi Ajasoro Cultural Pageant, Miss Adedamola Toluhi, has advised Nigerians to extend the Valentine love to the needy and less privileged.

Valentine’s Day: FAAN doles out roses to passengers at Abuja, Lagos airports

The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, on Thursday, celebrated passengers at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja; and Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos, to mark the 2019 Valentine’s Day.
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) administration has raised alarm over rising cases of insecurity and vandalism in the territory. Abuja

Valentine: FCT residents want mystery gift boxes

Mystery gift boxes, with surprise contents, is the choice Valentine gift of some residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), according to some Abuja residents.
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Valentine’s Day: Afrika Shrine to promote budding artists

The Manager of New Afrika Shrine, Sunday Essien, on Wednesday said that there would be performances by up-and-coming artists to mark St. Valentine’s Day.

Valentine: NGO urges youths to show true love

Ahead of Feb, 14, celebrated world over as St. Valentine Day, an NGO, Women Friendly Initiative, has called on youths to show genuine love and avoid immoral act during the period.

Man jailed 10 years for killing brother over woman

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years’ imprisonment for stabbing his younger brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death during an argument over a woman.
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Man bags 10 years for stabbing brother to death

An Ikeja High Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old man, Collins Abakwe, to 10 years in prison for stabbing his younger brother, Chibuike Abakwe, to death during an argument over someone else’s lover.
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US teachers quietly train to carry guns into school

When Donald Trump proposed arming teachers to deter school shooters, the overwhelming response from educators was horror. Yet teachers in Colorado are taking action to carry concealed guns to school.

South Africa: No pardon for Olympian Oscar Pistorius

Olympian Oscar Pistorius has not been pardoned by the president of South Africa for the murder of his girlfriend, contrary to an online report shared on social media.

Miracle man Tiger Woods seeks Masters magic

Tiger Woods teed off at Augusta National for the first time in three years on Thursday, setting off in search of his 15th major title in a Masters that promises to be a classic.

Drunk model fined for abusing passengers onboard UK flight

A 27-year-old model who was drunk on a flight that she thought was still in Morocco when the plane landed at Gatwick airport has been fined for abusing passengers.

Saudi Arabia appoints woman to top govt post for the first time

Saudi Arabia has replaced some of its top military officers in a series of personnel changes that elevate a younger generation, bring a woman into a senior government job, and tighten Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s grip on power.

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Dolapo Osinbajo: Abuse against women is offence against humanity

Wife of Nigeria Vice president Dolapo Osibanjo has said that abuse against women in any form is wrong and offensive against collective humanity.
Jadon Sancho has been dropped and fined by Borussia Dortmund ahead of their clash with top-of-the-table Borussia Monchengladbach.

Manchester United go head-to-head with Chelsea in pursuit of Jadon Sancho’s signature

Manchester United face mounting competition to secure the signature of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho, as Chelsea have now joined the fray.
South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

South Africa on the edge over new radical sect terror group

South Africans are struggling to understanding the extent of a radical religious terror group which had allegedly planned to unleash race-based mayhem on ‘Black Friday’ last week.

US warns against travel to Tanzania over same-sex unions row

The US State Department on Tuesday urged travellers to Tanzania to “exercise increased caution” due in part to threats that gay people may experience there.

Convicted Orji Kalu: 2023, here we come

Former Governor of Abia State, Dr Orji Uzor Kalu, who was sentenced to 12 years imprisonment, over N7.65billion fraud, by a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, while being led out of the court by the Correctional Service officers on Thursday said ‘2023, here we come’.