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Dolly Parton shares the microphone with brother Randy Parton in in Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Nov. 11, 2005. Todd Wetherington - AP

American singer Dolly Parton loses brother to cancer

The 75-year-old musician announced that her sibling has passed away after losing his cancer battle, adding that Randy is now “in a better place than we are”.
Fredrick Nwabufo

I’m a ‘herdsman’ — all herdsmen are not bandits

Crime has no ethnic face. When criminality is defined according to ethnic origin or religion, social cohesion is threatened. There are people of criminal inclinations in every group, race, place and religion. In fact, we defeat the fight against insecurity if we lend ourselves to ethnic prejudices.
Bello Matawalle | Bello Matawallen-Maradun

Official: Zamfara is not supporting bandits

The Zamfara Government has denied an online media report that it gave Hilux trucks to “repentant bandits’’ in the state.
FILE PHOTO - Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, leave after the annual Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in London, Britain March 9, 2020. REUTERS-Toby Melville

Duchess of Sussex seeks lawsuit win without trial after ‘triple-barrelled’ assault on her privacy

A tabloid’s publication of a deeply personal letter written by Meghan, Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, to her father was a “plain breach” of her privacy, her lawyers told a court on Tuesday and asked the judge to issue a summary judgement against the paper without need for a trial.

Taraba: Striking resident doctors demand beyond hazard allowance

As resident doctors strike in Taraba state enters week three, the state government, Tuesday said the demands of the aggrieved doctors were beyond the payment of COVID-19 hazard and inducement allowance.
Nicki Minaj may have ushered in 2021 with adorable baby pictures of her son but the rapper has legal woes as she has been sued for $200 million.

Rapper Jawara Headley sues Nicki Minaj for song ‘Rich Sex’

Nicki Minaj may have ushered in 2021 with adorable baby pictures of her son but the rapper has legal woes as she has been sued for $200 million.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Amienghene Andrew, fdc, is not in receipt of any letter of resignation from the Senior Officer and has not in any way communicated same to the Force headquarters.

Police deny resignation of officer who ‘rejected N864 million bribe’

Akwa Ibom State Police Command has denied reports making the rounds on the resignation of the Divisional Police Officer of Itam Division, Francis Eharbor, a Chief Superintendent of Police, over alleged non-promotion despite his impeccable records in the service.
Fredrick Nwabufo

Social media could end marriage as we know it

Chioma is having troubles with her mother-in-law. I know because she made it headline news on her social media page. She does not share her concerns with the other party in the nuptial contract or with a trained counsellor, but with aliens on social media who are sweating on the treadmill of their own problems and who have no understanding of the situational context.
President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with His Royal Majesty, Dr. Daniel Ismaila Shaga, OON, on his emergence as the new Hama Bachama.

President Buhari congratulates Daniel Shaga on emergence as new Hama Bachama

President Muhammadu Buhari felicitates with His Royal Majesty, Dr. Daniel Ismaila Shaga, OON, on his emergence as the new Hama Bachama.
Andre Villas-Boas

Marseille coach apologises for threatening journalist

Marseille coach Andre Villas-Boas on Friday gave a limited apology to a journalist from a local newspaper who he threatened and struck after a defeat earlier in the week.
“Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom,” in which Chadwick Boseman performed for a final time prior to his death in August at age 43, premieres on Friday on Netflix.

Chadwick Boseman’s last performance is a bittersweet gift

“While ‘Black Panther’ remains an enormous part of Boseman’s legacy, his flashy, fast-talking role here — using music as a means of seduction — demonstrates his extraordinary range and, at least while watching, nearly erases considerations beyond what’s on screen, which is no small feat,” CNN writer Brian Lowry wrote in his review.
FILE PHOTO - U.S. President Donald Trump departs on travel to West Point, New York from the South Lawn at the White House in Washington, U.S., December 12, 2020. REUTERS-Cheriss May-File Photo

After the White House, Donald Trump faces uncertain future and legal threats

After failing in his legal efforts to overturn his Nov. 3 election loss to Democrat Joe Biden, who on Monday won the state-by-state Electoral College vote that formally determines the U.S. presidency, Trump will re-enter private life on Jan. 20 with an array of opportunities

ASUU didn’t go on strike over IPPIS – official

Dr Christian Opata, a chieftain of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has said the union’s rejection of the Integrated Payroll and Personnel Information Management System (IPPIS) has nothing to do with its current strike.
John le Carré (David Cornwell) in 2017. He “will be remembered as perhaps the most significant novelist of the second half of the 20th century in Britain,” the novelist Ian McEwan said. Tom Jamieson for The New York Times

British spy thriller author John Le Carre passes on at 89

John le Carre, the British writer best known for his Cold War espionage novels “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” and “The Spy Who Came In From The Cold”, has died aged 89, his agent and family said Sunday.
Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom has expressed deep sadness over the deaths of his Special Adviser on Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Mr. Jerome Torshimbe, and his Personal Assistant on Special Duties, Mr. Famous Adejo.

Governor Ortom: Sam Nda-Isaiah’s demise painful, shocking

Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue says the death of Leadership Newspaper publisher and Chairman, Sam Nda-Isaiah, is painful and shocking.
The Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has challenged state and federal lawmakers on the need to partner with governments for youth empowerment.

Niger governor mourns deceased Leadership Newspaper supremo

Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger and chairman North Central Governors Forum has received with shock the news of the demise of the Founder and Chairman of Leadership Newspaper, Sam Nda-Isaiah.
Soccer Football – Champions League – Round of 16 Second Leg – Juventus v Olympique Lyonnais – Allianz Stadium, Turin, Italy – August 7, 2020 Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring their first goal, as play resumes behind closed doors following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Massimo Pinca

Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul pogba in massive swap deal

Juventus could use their superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo as part of a swap deal for Manchester United’s Paul Pogba.
“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

Maryam Umar wins BBC Hausa short story competition

“Rai da Cuta” (Life & sickness) by Maryam Umar has won this year’s BBC Hausa short story contest for women.

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Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.

Arsenal agree deal with Real Madrid for Martin Ødegaard

Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard will join Arsenal on loan for the rest of the season after the clubs agreed to terms this evening.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Two ‘kidnappers’ arrested in Ondo

Two young men suspected to be kidnappers have been arrested in Supare Akoko in Akoko South West Local Government Area of Ondo State while trying to abduct a child in his family house.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Mob sets robbery suspect ablaze in Benue

The Police in Benue on Sunday said a robbery suspect was set ablaze by an angry mob while attempting to steal a motorcycle in Makurdi.
Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”

OPC: We’ll deal with killer herdsmen

Deputy President to late OPC founder, Otunba Wasiu Afolabi, in a statement on Sunday, further said the arrest order on Yoruba rights activist Sunday Adeyemo popularly known as Sunday Igboho is “misguided and provocative.”
Donald Trump has reportedly reverted to “self pity-mode” following his impeachment amid frustration that his Republican allies are failing to defend him.

Donald Trump’s coming impeachment trial aggravates rift among Republicans

The coming second impeachment trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump on a charge of inciting the deadly storming of the Capitol has aggravated a rift among his fellow Republicans that was on full display on Sunday.