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‘I will win Grammys, 3 BET Awards & 12 VGMAs in the next 3 years to come’ – CJ Biggerman dreams big

‘Chukuchuku’ hitmaker, CJ Biggerman has strongly issued one of the mind blowing dreams any artiste will ever think of achieving. In the midst of Sarkodie’s BET Awards jubilation, CJ Biggerman took to his official Facebook page to announce the list of awards he dreams of bagging in the next 3 years. Read Also: ‘Chukuchuku’ hitmaker, […]

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GITEX 2019: Nigerian young innovators creative, require mentorship – Pantami

Dr Isa Pantami, Minister of Communications, has commended the creativity of young innovators in Nigeria, saying that they require mentorship to flourish. From left to right: Sen. Abubakar Lado,Sen. Yakubu Oseni,Members, House Committee on Communications, Dr Isa Pantami,Minister of Communications, Mr Kashifu Inuwa,Director General of NITDA, Ambassador Mohammed Rimi,Nigerian Diplomat to UAE and Prof. Umar […]

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Sir Richard Henriques blasts the police watchdog who ruled not one officer should be punished

The tardy publication of the Independent Office for Police Conduct report exonerating all five officers involved in the application for search warrants at the homes of Lord Bramall, Lady Brittan and Harvey Proctor should give rise to the most serious public disquiet. Whilst all five, absent any proper investigation, must be presumed innocent, the responsibility […]

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Secret Downing St diary of Dilyn the rescue dog (aged 19 and 3/4 weeks) 

Just over a month has passed since Dilyn — the adorable Jack Russell cross rescue puppy — entered No10 Downing Street. By all accounts, the cheeky pup has settled with ease into his new life at the seat of power, with his new parents, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner, Carrie Symonds. But in […]

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Millions of fridges sent for recycling still release damaging gases

Millions of fridges sent for recycling are still releasing damaging gases, causing pollution equal to that of 100,000 family cars, a study says. Almost half of the emissions – known as blowing agent – are believed to have escaped from old machines over two years. On buying a new fridge, consumers typically pay retailers to […]

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Buhari nominates Adesina for re-election as AfDB President

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Dr Akinwunmi Adesina for re-election as the President of African Development Bank (AfDB). Akinwunmi Adesina Akinwunmi, while speaking at an event in Lagos on Sunday, appreciated Buhari for nominating him for re-election for a second term as president of the bank. According to Adesina, Nigeria has invested so much in […]

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Vinnie Jones recalls heartbreaking moment his wife slipped away after six-year cancer battle 

This is the moment Vinnie Jones breaks down in tears as he recalls his beloved wife Tanya’s final days before she died after a six-year battle with cancer.   The hardman footballer-turned-actor wept as he told the Sunday Mirror he has cried ‘almost every night’ since his spouse of 25 years died in their Hollywood home […]

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Where’s Cressida Dick? Pressure grows on Scotland Yard Commissioner

Dame Cressida Dick is under mounting pressure to make a full statement about her role in the bungled VIP child abuse inquiry after ex-High Court judge Sir Richard Henriques said watchdogs should have interviewed her about it. In today’s damning Mail commentary, Sir Richard insists the Scotland Yard chief should have been quizzed about her […]

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REVEALED: BBNaija: Nigerians spent N7.2bn on votes

…over N1.5 billion spent in last week …Amount higher than a month’s allocation to 3 states put together Statistics emanating from the final day of the Big Brother Naija Season 4 ‘Pepper Dem Gang’ episode shows that Nigerians spent a whopping N7.2 billion on votes. BBNaija logo Announcing the results on Sunday, the host Ebuka […]

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Far right poses as protectors of women to target Muslims, official extremism report finds

Far-right activists are exploiting concerns about the safety of women and children to target Muslims and ethnic minorities, an official report has found. The Commission for Countering Extremism said some groups “deliberately distort the truth to persuade their audience to adopt discriminatory and hateful attitudes”. The government agency’s first major report, seen exclusively by The Independent, […]

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Fury at watchdog who cleared officers of misconduct in sex abuse case 

The police watchdogs who cleared five ‘Nick’ scandal detectives are savaged by a former High Court judge today. Richard Henriques says ‘no effective interrogations’ were carried out during the ‘flawed’ inquiry by the Independent Office for Police Conduct. Calling on Home Secretary Priti Patel to take action, he expresses alarm at the watchdog’s ‘lack of […]

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5G campaigners force Devon council to pause installation of the new high-speed network

The push to roll out the latest 5G mobile technology across the country has hit a snag – from angry residents in a quiet corner of Devon. The next generation of mobile internet connectivity is supposed to transform our lives by enabling the fastest speeds and most reliable connections on smartphones and other devices. But […]

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Bandits release day-old baby, 14 women in Katsina

By Bashir Bello – Katsina A day old baby girl, 14 other women were reportedly released by armed bandits operating in Jibia Local Government Area of Katsina State. The victims were said to have been abducted from Mallamawa village in Jibia area of the state. Speaking while receiving the victims, Governor Aminu Bello Masari said […]

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Ginger Baker dies at 80 – here’s why the drummer was the ultimate rock wildman

He was the archetypal rock hell-raiser – bedding groupies, out of his mind on drugs and slagging off fellow stars with a fiery temper matched only by his flaming red hair. But Ginger Baker – who has died aged 80 – was considered one of the most innovative and influential drummers of all time. Born […]

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The figures that saw Mercy emerging winner of BBNaija Season 4

By Ben Njoku Mercy has beaten stiff competition to emerge as the winner of the Big Brother Naija reality show for season 4. Mercy Host of the show, Ebuka-Obi Uchendu, announced the winner on Sunday evening to wild cheers from excited supporters. Mercy got forty-one per cent votes while Mike got 19 per cent, making […]

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Man arrested for murder after his ex-lover, her boyfriend and her family shot dead

A man has been arrested for murder after his ex-lover, her boyfriend and her family were shot dead at a ski resort.  The five fatal shootings took place in the quiet ski town of Kitzbuehe, Austria, at around 4am on Sunday. The 25-year-old suspect had apparently turned up at the chalet, which belonged to his ex-girlfriend’s […]

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Sir Elton lifts the lid on the love-hate relationship that lasted a lifetime

On the morning of my civil partnership ceremony with David Furnish, my partner of ten years, we woke up to a beautiful winter’s day, sunny and crisp. There was a sort of magical, Christmas morning atmosphere in the house, amid all the bustle. When it was announced that, at the end of 2005, it would […]

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Elton Uncensored: ‘Day I brought Rod Stewart’s deflated ego crashing down to earth’

For a man with a well-documented, lifelong obsession with leggy blondes, Rod Stewart has a surprisingly camp sense of humour. I just adore him. In the Seventies, he happily joined in when we gave ourselves drag names: I was Sharon, my manager John Reid was Beryl and Rod was Phyllis. Then, when the Press started […]

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Elton Uncensored: ‘I blamed myself for my parents’ toxic marriage’

When I think of Fifties Britain, I think of sitting on the stairs of our council house, listening to Uncle Reg trying to talk Mum out of getting divorced from my dad: ‘You can’t! What will people think?’ The truth is that Stanley and Sheila Dwight should never have got married. They just didn’t get […]

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Adidas trainers which collectors queued for three days to buy are being sold for £58,000 on eBay

Limited edition Adidas trainers that saw collectors queuing for three days in the cold and rain are being sold on eBay for up to £58,000 – just hours after going on sale.  Only 160 pairs of the coveted Blackburn SPEZIAL trainers were released at a store on Friday, but by Saturday afternoon many were generating […]

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Hundreds gather in Miami to honor the life of Mexican crooner José José

Mexican crooner José José (pictured in 2013), died in Miami eight days ago at age 71 Hundreds gathered in Florida on Sunday to honor the life of Mexican crooner José José, who died in Miami eight days ago at age 71. Known as the ‘Prince of Song,’ José Rómulo Sosa Ortiz was beloved across Latin […]

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Brexit: EU will be guilty of 'historic misunderstanding' if it thinks Benn Act will delay UK's departure, Downing Street claims

Boris Johnson has warned the EU that his plans are the final opportunity to avert no deal as his hopes of securing a Brexit agreement stood on a knife edge. Ahead of a critical week, the prime minister issued an ultimatum to the French president Emmanuel Macron and said Brussels must not be lured into the mistaken belief that Brexit will be delayed […]

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UK weather: Met Office forecasts 'torrential downpours, thunder, lightning and hail' in turbulent week

No part of the UK is expected to escape torrential rain on Monday, with heavy, blustery showers and storms expected to continue into the rest of the week. A low pressure system that has been steadily gaining speed as it travels north through the Atlantic is expected to take charge of Britain’s skies, resulting in lashings of heavy […]

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UK weather forecast: Britain to be lashed with torrential downpours, thunder and hail

No part of the UK is expected to escape torrential rain on Monday, with heavy, blustery showers and storms expected to continue into the rest of the week. A low pressure system that has been steadily gaining speed as it travels north through the Atlantic is expected to take charge of Britain’s skies, resulting in lashings of heavy […]

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